Legendary ‘5th Beatle’ George Martin dies at 90
It is fair to say the band owes much of its success to Martin, who signed them in 1962 to his label Parlophone, which was famous for releasing comedy records at the time by the likes of legendary actor Peter Sellers.
Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx😎✌️🌟💖 pic.twitter.com/um2hRFB7qF— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
The musical heavyweight was behind 23 US and 30 UK No. 1 singles, the Guardian reports, not to mention his work with dozens of cult musicians, as well as two James Bond themes.
Sir George’s career spanned five decades and included work on a staggering 700 records. Most of his work achieved phenomenal success, and brought fame to many other musicians we have come to know as legends, including Shirley Bassey, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and others. It was later that he moved on to the likes of Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Jeff Beck, even Celine Dion.
He was knighted in 1996, a year before The Beatles’ Paul McCartney.
Universal Music later officially confirmed the news about his death to Hollywood Reporter.