R.I.P. George Martin (1926-2016)

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R.I.P. George Martin (1926-2016)

Post by Setherex » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:15 am

Sir George Martin, the iconic producer best known for his work with the Beatles, has died. Ringo Starr confirmed the news on Twitter. He was 90.

Martin, often called "the Fifth Beatle," gave the Beatles their first recording contract and produced virtually all of their music (aside from the work Phil Spector did on Let It Be). He was born in London in 1926, and after leaving the Navy in 1947, he studied piano and oboe. In the 1950s, he recorded jazz, lounge, and comedy records for Parlophone, where he eventually became head of A&R.

He was a prolific producer beyond his work with the Beatles, helming records by Kate Bush, Jeff Beck, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, America, Billy J. Kramer, Cheap Trick, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Celine Dion, the Action, and solo efforts by Starr and Paul McCartney. He produced Elton John's 1997 single "Candle in the Wind," which is one of the best-selling songs of all time. He won several Grammy Awards over the years and was nominated for an Oscar for his work on A Hard Day's Night. He was knighted in 1996.
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Post by luney6 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:16 am

R.I.P.

So many musicians have died this year.
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Post by Dexter » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:44 am

And I'm afraid many more will die this year (it's still March!). 2016 is a scary year.

George Martin rightly deserves the unofficial "Fifth Beatle" title. Not Billy Preston, not Brian Epstein, not Pete Best.
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Post by PlasticRam » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:03 am

Martin is underrated compared to the four members of the Beatles. A true genius. Rest in peace.
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Post by Listyguy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:52 pm

I didn't realize Martin was that much older than the Beatles. Rest in peace.

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Post by babydoll » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:20 am

Setherex, did you choose A Day in the Life out of all the Beatles just to annoy me?

But no, George Martin was one of the groundbreaking pioneers of rock music. Would Tomorrow Never Knows or Strawberry Fields Forever be the same without him? No.

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Post by luney6 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:25 am

babydoll wrote:Setherex, did you choose A Day in the Life out of all the Beatles just to annoy me?

But no, George Martin was one of the groundbreaking pioneers of rock music. Would Tomorrow Never Knows or Strawberry Fields Forever be the same without him? No.
I don't think any Beatles music would be the same without him. He was their producer and their arranger. As he matured, so did the Beatles music. The four Beatles would have some seriously amateur songs, if not for his ability to put convert their ideas into respectable music.
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Post by Setherex » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:30 am

babydoll wrote:Setherex, did you choose A Day in the Life out of all the Beatles just to annoy me?
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