The Fifth Beatle Sir George Martin Dies At 91

Posted: Mar 9 2016, 10:06am CST | by , Updated: Mar 9 2016, 8:07pm CST, in News | Latest Celebrity News


The Fifth Beatle Sir George Martin Dies at 91
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  • The Fifth Beatle Sir George Martin passed away at 91

The music director, producer and arranger known by the music industry as Ringo Starr confirms his death on Twitter.

You want to know who the first guy was that believed in the Beatles for the first time ever? It was George Martin. A London based director, producer and music arranger who signed on the Beatles back in 1962 after he met their manager Brian Epstein.

Ever since then, he was with them throughout their journey. All the surviving members still remember the great producer and it was Ringo Starr who confirmed that Sir George Martin was no longer with us.

He confirmed to the world via a tweet saying that Sir George Martin will be missed and his thoughts went out to his family and his wife of 50 years Judy Martin.

He then posted a black and white pic of the band and George along with the caption thanking George for all his love and kindness. His tweets got a lot of reaction as fans and stars alike sent their condolences and sympathies for Sir Martin’s families. 

Paul McCartney shared a touching tribute on his official website. He remembered his first time with Sir George saying that he had been like a second father to them and that was why he was named the honorary fifth Beatle.

He guided them, helped them and produced great music with them. His love and kindness were unsurpassed and even after he was knighted, there was not a hint of snobbery in the man.

He also remembered how Sir Martin had been the one to suggest recording the hit song “Yesterday” with a string quartet. He said goodbye to the musical legend and said that it was indeed a great loss for the music industry. Sean Lennon, John Lennon’s son also paid his condolences.

Sir George Martin will be survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Martin and his four children. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest influencers in British music.

His musical achievements other than producing the Beatles include, producing the notable hits like James Bond's theme songs "Goldfinger," sung by Shirley Bassey, and "Live and Let Die," performed by Beatle Paul McCartney and Elton John’s "Candle in the Wind 1997" for Princess Diana. He won six Grammy awards and was knighted in 1996.

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