How Sad that George Martin the “Fifth Beatle” has died.
The Creative Genius Who Moulded The Beatles and Made their Musical Dreams Masterpieces has died aged 90
George Martin contributed hugely to the Beatles sound and made their ideas work.
It is said that Jimi Hendrix could not achieve the “sound that was in his head” and so Hendrix’s Producer asked George Martin who pointed him towards some electronic effect from the 1940s. With a little updating Hendrix’s sound was born.
Sir George brilliantly combined awesome technical knowledge with innovative thinking and was also an accomplished Musician who could score a piece as required.
The Producers’ Producer, and so quiet and modest, how did he move from Peter Sellers Comedy Records to The Beatles? Well at bottom he had skill and could turn his hand to anything.
He is part of the DNA of what is excellent in Music. If nothing else he moulded the Beatles into probably the biggest Band ever. Each Beatle track was a polished gem: “Before George Martin people recorded music. After George Martin people Produced music.” The World has lost a little radiance today.