Beatles Producer Sir George Martin Dies At 90
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Sir George Martin, who was widely known as the Fifth Beatle, passed away at the age of 90. One of the most brilliant and famous producers ever, Martin will be most remembered for his collaboration with the Beatles, their work together changing popular music forever.
Martin died “peacefully at home” in England, according to his manager Adam Sharp. It was, however, Beatles drummer Ringo Star who broke the sad news on Twitter, saying Sir George ‘will be missed.’
God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed xxx 😎✌️🌟💖☮
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
Paul McCartney paid tribute to Martin on his website, saying that the legend was ‘a true gentleman and like a second father to me.’’
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) March 9, 2016
British Prime Minister David Cameron also honored the musical genius, saying that he ‘created the world’s most enduring pop music.’
Sir George Martin was a giant of music – working with the Fab Four to create the world’s most enduring pop music.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 9, 2016
Though the Beatles made him internationally famous, Martin actually produced more than 700 records during his prolific career. He worked with stars such as Peter Sellers, Shirley Bassey, America, Cheap Trick, Jeff Beck and Celine Dion.
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 9, 2016