After the passing of the great music producer George Martin, the music industry is overwhelmed and celebrating his legacy.
The legendary music producer George Martin, commonly known as the fifth Beatle, passed away Tuesday, March 8th at the age of 90. The world reacted to his passing in the most overwhelming way possible.
Martin was a british music producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician who is commonly known for leading the historic group “The Beatles” to their fame. The producer was knighted by the Queen of England in 1996 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
George Martin had 30 number-one hit singles in the UK and 23 number-one hits in the US. Being responsible for the shape of the Beatles’s singular sound and giving a great influence into pop music history, setting precedents that are followed today. Martin also worked in the orchestral world working with Pete Townshend, producing The Who’s rock opera
Worldwide famous albums and songs like Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, The Beatles, Hey Jude, Beatles live at the BBC, Yesterday, Strawberry fields between many others, were produced by Martin.
After his passing a great amount of people has paid their condolences to the music star. Ringo Starr, Lenny Kravitz, Mark Ronson, Regina Spektor, David Cameron, Quincy Jones to the Abbey Road Studios expressed their condolences.
“ George Martin defined what it is to be a modern music producer, along with the beatles he perfected the collaborative relationship between band and producer, his techniques inspired the technology revolution in music”, Said Zane Lowe, Head of Beats 1 on Apple Music to The LA Times
Paul McCartney said on his official website that Martin became like a second father to him from the moment he gave The Beatles their first recording contract till the last time they saw each other.
Many other artists like Jeff Beck, Elton John, Celine Dion, Kenny Rogers produced music with George Martin.