George Martin, known as the 'Fifth Beatle', has died at the age of 90
The tributes have been pouring in for the legendary producer.
George Martin, the iconic music producer who was lovingly labelled the "Fifth Beatle" has died at the age of 90.
Martin enjoyed an amazing half century career, amassing over 700 records in the process, where his work with The Beatles in the early 1960s changed the pop and rock music landscape forever.
Ringo Starr has been leading the tributes on Twitter...
Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx😎✌️🌟💖 pic.twitter.com/um2hRFB7qF
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
It's a loss that the music business will feel deeply.
RIP George Martin. It’s a rare day that I don't think of you and marvel. A genius, a beauty. My thoughts are with your family. xx
— Peter Serafinowicz (@serafinowicz) March 9, 2016
Thank you Sir George Martin: the greatest British record producer of all time. We will never stop living in the world you helped create.
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) March 9, 2016
The Beatles were privileged to have George Martin, he was privileged to have them, we’re ALL privileged to have the work they did together.
— Mark Lewisohn (@marklewisohn) March 9, 2016
Rest in peace George Martin. You helped new sounds come out of hiding-and dreamt up some of my favorite arrangements and recordings... Love!
— Regina Spektor (@respektor) March 9, 2016
George Martin in my opinion was the greatest producer of all time. And the laziest. Just sayin....
— Mike Burkett (@FatMike_of_NOFX) March 9, 2016
RIP #GeorgeMartin. You gave #TheBeatles a chance, they gave the world their music.
— Melanie Englert (@MelanieEnglert) March 9, 2016
RIP George Martin 😢
— Savan Kotecha (@Savan_Kotecha) March 9, 2016
We interviewed George Martin in 2012. @shaunwkeaveny passed him some headphones that weren't working & Sir George tried to fix them himself
— The account formerly known as Shaun on 6 Music (@BBC6Breakfast) March 9, 2016
#RIP Sir George Martin. He orchestrated Lennon & McCartney's poetry and made things beautiful.
— Mazzy K (@MazzyK) March 9, 2016
RIP the great George Martin, and thanks for the soundtrack to our lives https://t.co/REwYF4q0pL
— Mick Brown (@mickbrownwriter) March 9, 2016
Cover image via the BBC.