George Martin truly was the 5th Beatle. It was his ear and his mastery of the controls that lead to some of the best records ever made. Martin started producing the Beatles back in their "lovable mop top" days and continued to work his magic with their song all throughout their career. the Beatles only had one album that was not partly George Martin's immense talent and that was "Let it Be" which was produced by Phil Spector.

Martin always said that, even on their first records, the Beatles had an undefinable quality both in their music and their personalities and it's obvious that the man helped to capture both on record. Not to take one iota of credit away from the Beatles, but it was George Martins incredible sense of what would work with the music the guys wrote and his dedication to staying true to the sound of the group.

Martin's input and experienced direction took them from early simple songs like "Love Me Do" right through their days of musical experimentation on "Rubber Soul" and, of course, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

"If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George. From the day that he gave the Beatles our first recording contract, to the last time I saw him, he was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I've ever had the pleasure to know."

Paul McCartney

According to a story published by the Associated Press, George Martin died peacefully at his London home.

On the song, "In My Life", George martin played the harpsichord solo that added so much to the already great song.


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