Sir George Martin, best known as the producer of The Beatles, has passed away at the age of 90.
The cause of death is unknown, but news of his passing came by way of a tweet from Ringo Starr which read, “Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx.”
After Decca Records foolishly turned down The Beatles, the group had an opportunity to rehearse for Martin at EMI/Capitol Records. Martin liked what he saw although he would recommend the group replace their drummer, Pete Best. Along came Ringo and the rest, as they say, was music history.
Martin was there from “Love Me Do” to “The End”.
He would also produce for the likes of Gerry & The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and America. But he was synonymous with The Fab Four.
Of all The Beatles songs, I could choose to pay tribute I shall go with “In My Life”. Aside from its theme, Martin also played piano on the song’s bridge.