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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Remembering Sir George Martin

On Tuesday, Sir George Martin, legendary producer of the Beatles' records, passed away at the age of 90. (Read an extensive biography here.)

I heard the news through Facebook, where Paul McCartney posted a short tribute that included this:
I am proud to have known such a fine gentleman with such a keen sense of humour, who had the ability to poke fun at himself. Even when he was Knighted by the Queen there was never the slightest trace of snobbery about him.

Of his work with the Beatles the William Morris Agency stated, "Records produced by Martin have achieved 30 number one singles and 16 number one albums in the UK--plus 23 number one singles and 19 number one albums in North America." Revisit Sir George's work through our Beatles CDs found under CD ROCK BEA. Here's one of my favorites:

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