Wednesday, February 24News For London

Social Media pay tribute to the fifth Beatle

George Martin, the English record producer best known to be the one who signed the Beatles to a recording contract after every other British record company turned them down, died on Tuesday. He was 90.

Martin working with the Beatles in Studio during Beatles for Sale sessions, 1964
Martin working with the Beatles in Studio during Beatles for Sale sessions, 1964 source: Wikipedia


The death of George Martin who was known as the “fifth Beatle,” was announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning by the group’s drummer, Ringo Starr.

Prime Minster David Cameron called him “a giant of music”


Many music producers think Mr Martin’s reputation as the producer of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music, helped raise the stature of record production as an independent career, rather than a record label function.

American RockBand Wheatus called him “The master of orchestral pop production”

The official Beatles page sent their thoughts and love to his family

Paul McCartney  wrote a touching note about the time he had spent with George on his facebook page

I’m so sad to hear the news of the passing of dear George Martin. I have so many wonderful memories of this great man…

Posted by Paul McCartney on Wednesday, 9 March 2016

John Lennon‘s son Sean Lennon posted a photo of Martin on Instagram, along with a message of condolences to Martin’s family


American record producer Quincy Jones bid him a farewell

Americal singer Josh Groban referred to him as a legacy.

In 1964  George Martin released Off the Beatle Track album. It was the first of a series of albums by Martin featuring instrumental arrangements of The Beatles” songs.