Sir George Henry Martin CBE (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016)
He was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He was sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle" in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums. Martin had 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number-one hits in the United States.
Martin produced recordings for many other artists, including contemporaries of the Beatles, such as Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, The Fourmost, David and Jonathan, and The Action, as well as The King's Singers, the band America, guitarists Jeff Beck and John Williams, sixties duo Edwards Hand, Gary Brooker, Neil Sedaka, Ultravox, country singer Kenny Rogers, Cheap Trick, Elton John, Celine Dion and Yoshiki Hayashi of X Japan
"I am deeply saddened to learn about Sir George Martin’s passing. I am truly honoured and privileged to have worked with such an extraordinary man. He is a real music legend. My thoughts and condolences go to his loved ones."
"C’est avec tristesse que je viens d’apprendre le décès de Sir George Martin. Je suis très honoré d’avoir eu la chance de travailler avec cet homme extraordinaire. Il est une véritable légende du monde de la musique. Toutes mes pensées et condoléances vont à ses proches et à sa famille."
RIP Sir George Martin. You truly are a music legend. Une homme extraordinaire, une véritable légende du monde de la musique.
In remembrance... Rest In Peace, Sir George Martin.
"The Reason" was co-written by Carole King, recorded by Celine Dion and produced by Sir George Martin at Abbey Road Studios.
George Martin, Carole King, Celine Dion & René Angélil, 1997.