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Tributes pour in as Sir George Martin dies at 90


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Tributes pour in as Sir George Martin dies at 90

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  • Served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War
  • Career spanned seven decades
  • Known as the “Fifth Beatle” after signing the Fab Four in 1962
  • Married twice and had four children

Tributes have poured in for the legendary british music producer Sir George Martin who has died at the age of 90.

He produced more than 700 records during his career which spanned seven decades.

As the head of the Parlophone label, Sir George is perhaps best-known for signing the Beatles in 1962.

Tributes

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr broke the news of Sir George Martin’s death on his Twitter feed:

To Sir Paul Mcartney, Martin was the “fifth Beatle” and like a “second father”.

Fans paid tribute at the iconic Abbey Raod studios in London.

“George Martin was an integral part, I am sure they would have made it somehow, but he was an integral part in their success.”

“I think George Martin was a backroom guy, he was never particularly prominent with the Beatles but he was always there, he was always behind them, he was always above them, he was always there.”

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