- 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.
NPR (@NPR) March 9, 2016
He produced more than 700 records during his career which spanned seven decades.
RUSS BENGT$ON (@russbengtson) March 9, 2016
As the head of the Parlophone label, Sir George is perhaps best-known for signing the Beatles in 1962.
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr broke the news of Sir George Martin’s death on his Twitter feed:
Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx😎✌️🌟💖 pic.twitter.com/um2hRFB7qF— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
To Sir Paul Mcartney, Martin was the “fifth Beatle” and like a “second father”.
Paul McCartney's full statement on George Martin following the producer's death pic.twitter.com/0hcFWQ2RCm— Mashable UK (@MashableUK) March 9, 2016
A look back at the life of record producer, arranger and composer Sir George Martin https://t.co/4PUaAL2GBn— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 9, 2016
Fans paid tribute at the iconic Abbey Raod studios in London.
“Abbey Road” – The Beatles pic.twitter.com/NuPAo8gR0h— (@asdfghjkl_no) February 28, 2016
“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.”