Beatles Record Producer George Martin Dies At Age 90
Mark Skogman Senior Reporter Spectrum 360 Media
’16 Mar. 09 Wen. E. S. T. 06:10
It was just announced a few minutes ago on MSNBC’s First Look early morning news program that Sir George Martin has died at age 90. George Martin was the record producer that first produced and recorded a then almost unknown English band from Liverpool, England first called the Silver Beatles and then simply the Beatles. Yes, that Beatles.
Martin was a pioneer in record producing, recording engineering and production of modern popular music and also comedy recordings on the Parlaphone label in England, working with his assistant Geoff Emerick. Sir George was the producer for the Beatles from June, 1962 until 1970, all the way until the final “Let It Be” album that was produced by the legendary record producer Phil “Wall Of Sound” Spector. He was sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle” and produced 13 albums and 22 singles for the Beatles.
He lived through the era in the 1960’s that saw an veritable explosion of interest in modern rock popular music exemplified by the Beatles and the so called “British Invasion” and development of modern multi- track studio recording techniques and equipment. People sometimes forget that early Beatles albums were recorded on just 4 tracks, which was a lot at the time. He was the producer for such famous and historic albums as “Rubber Soul”, “Revolver” and “Sargeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. What a life. I revered him for his place in history and for his place in an industry that I have spent a lot of time in during my life. George Martin, go with God. There is a good article in the New York Times about George Martin today.