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SIR GEORGE MARTIN: ‘THE DEFINITIVE RECORD PRODUCER’

Posted by Hans Heshusuis on 10th Mar 2016

Tributes continue to pour in for Sir George Martin, ‘The Fifth Beatle’, who died peacefully yesterday (March 8) at his home. He was 90 years old.

As reported earlier, Beatle Ringo Starr thanked Martin for “all your love and kindness” and wished him “peace and love”.

Martin, who produced records for the Fab Four throughout their career, was later called “the greatest British record producer of all time” by his fellow UK-born studio whiz Mark Ronson.

Said Ronson: “Thank you Sir George Martin: the greatest British record producer of all time. We will never stop living in the world you helped create.”

Sir Paul McCartney,who worked with Martin as a Beatle but also on later work including 1982 solo album Tug Of War, said: “I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me.

Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 15.55.57“HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND LIKE A SECOND FATHER TO ME.”

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY

“He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true friend to me and my family. If anyone earned the title of the Fifth Beatle, it was George.”

Quincy Jones said on Twitter: “RIP to my musical brother George Martin. We were friends since 1964, & I am so thankful 4 that gift. Bless u & your precious posse 4ever.”

British producer David Arnold wrote: “You won’t find a single person with a bad word to say about George Martin. What a legacy to leave – everyone loved him. Let’s all aim for that.”

Sir George’s son Giles Martin, who followed in his father’s footsteps as a producer, simply wrote: “RIP dad. I love you. I’m so proud to have been your son. I’ll miss you more than words can say. Thank you for the all times we had together.”

Tributes continue to pour in for Sir George Martin, ‘The Fifth Beatle’, who died peacefully yesterday (March 8) at his home. He was 90 years old.

As reported earlier, Beatle Ringo Starr thanked Martin for “all your love and kindness” and wished him “peace and love”.

Martin, who produced records for the Fab Four throughout their career, was later called “the greatest British record producer of all time” by his fellow UK-born studio whiz Mark Ronson.

Said Ronson: “Thank you Sir George Martin: the greatest British record producer of all time. We will never stop living in the world you helped create.”

Sir Paul McCartney,who worked with Martin as a Beatle but also on later work including 1982 solo album Tug Of War, said: “I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me.

Sir George Martin: 1926 - 2016
The 'Fifth Beatle', Sir George Martin, has died. He was 90 years old.

The legendary record producer, arranger, conductor, audio engineer and musician worked on 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK.

The news of his passing was revealed by Ringo Starr on Twitter, who wrote: "God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed."

He added: "Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love."

Sean Ono Lennon, son of Beatle John Lennon, tweeted: "RIP George Martin. I'm so gutted I don't have many words."

Before working on pop records, Martin produced comedy and novelty recordings in the 1950s for Parlophone, working with the likes of Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan.

Martin began collaborating with The Beatles in the early 1960s, after the band had been rejected from a record deal by Decca.

As well as his work with The Beatles throughout their career, Martin worked on film scores including the likes of Live & Let Die (1973), Pulp (1972), and Crooks Anonymous (1962).

Other artists produced by Martin have included Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Paul McCartney, Kenny Rogers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, America, Cheap Trick, Neil Sedaka, Elton John, Celine Dion and Kenny Rogers. (MBW)

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