Sir George Martin, the acclaimed music producer of The Beatles, died on Tuesday the 8th of March. He passed away in his home, and the news was broken by Ringo Starr, who led the tributes by various celebrities and associates of the producer. Sir Paul McCartney paid tribute to a “great man”, saying: “He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true friend to me and my family. If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George.”
Martin was a huge attribute to the Beatles fame. With his producing and composing, he helped catapult the Fab Four into unimaginable fame. Even when other producers turned them down, Martin took them on and produced all but one of their albums. He achieved 23 US and 30 UK No 1 singles, and still remains one of the most popular producers of all time. He became a Knight Bachelor in 1996 for his work in the music industry.
The Beatles are considered one of the most popular music acts of all time, with their music spanning many different genres and inspiring hundreds of modern artists that can be heard today. Some of their most popular songs include ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Come Together’ and ‘Here Comes the Sun’. It’s a strange thing to think that without Sir George Martin, The Beatles’ music could have never been heard.