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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

George Martin

If anyone ever deserved the title "The Fifth Beatle," it was Sir George Martin, who died yesterday at age 90. Sadly, I never had the chance to interview him, but have read reams of material on his contributions as the Fab Four's producer (and arranger, and co-composer on several songs).

One of the best examples of his role in their success was in this 1992 documentary, "The Making Of Sgt. Pepper," released on the 25th anniversary of that landmark album. In addition to The Beatles discussing their development of the music, it also includes Martin sitting in front of a mixer and explaining the various audio pieces that went into the final product, from how they were created to the final mix...

Also, from Rolling Stone, here are 10 Great Beatles Moments We Owe To George Martin.