George Martin, producer of most of the albums by The Beatles, died yesterday at age 90. Martin had the savvy to sign The Beatles to Parlophone records in 1962 after several other record labels passed on them. NICE WORK, GEORGE! He was behind the board for the majority of their major triumphs and innovations, and even made a couple of appearances on their recordings. He went on to produce over 700 albums over the course of his career.
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
"The world has lost a truly great man..." Paul McCartney on George Martin: https://t.co/M2ySCKfisO pic.twitter.com/dDE5cm2F0a— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) March 9, 2016
This is one of my favorite clips of George Martin. It comes from a TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The whole special is available in parts on YouTube, but this section deals specifically with the recording of A Day In the Life. In it, George is at the mixing desk and he's playing with the faders to isolate different segments of the track. The most powerful moment is when he isolates John's vocals, and you can see George get lost in the memories. It's a pretty emotional moment.