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George Martin

English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician

1926   -   2016

genre: rock music, pop music, classical music
country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United Kingdom
native language: English
language of expression: English
educated at: Guildhall School of Music and Drama
occupation: record producer, music arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, musician
award received: Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Grammy Trustees Award, Knight Bachelor, James Joyce Awards

Sir George Henry Martin, (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician. He was referred to as the "Fifth Beatle" in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums. Paul McCartney said upon Martin's death, "If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle, it was George".Martin's career spanned more than six decades of work in music, film, television and live performance. Before working with the Beatles and other pop musicians, he produced comedy and novelty records in the early 1950s, working with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Bernard Cribbins, among others. In his career he produced 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number-one hits in the United States. He also held a number of senior executive roles at media companies and contributed to a wide range of charitable causes, including his work for The Prince's Trust and the Caribbean island of Montserrat. In recognition of his services to the music industry and popular culture, he was made a Knight Bachelor in 1996.
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