We've lost a legend.
One of the most famous music producers, Sir George Henry Martin, also known as the "Fifth Beatle", has passed away at 90.
Martin was of course most famously known for signing The Beatles in 1962 to Parlophone Records when the company was mainly focusing on jazz and comedy.
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George ended up going on to produce and arrange almost all of the Fab Four's songs during his career, that lasted more than six decades. Overall, the late producer helped create 23 number-one hits in the U.S. and 30 number one hit singles in the U.K.!
Though there aren't many details regarding the legend's passing, Beatles member Ringo Starr took to Twitter to confirm the death by sharing:
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Such an honor!
Iconic music producer George Martin, who is often referred to as the "fifth Beatle" thanks to his work producing all but one of the band's albums, is set to receive an honorary degree from Oxford University!
“I am delighted to receive this accolade from Oxford University. I’ve been lucky enough to work with brilliant collaborators from many fields of music and the arts in my life, and am honoured to be joining the distinguished ranks of those receiving honorary degrees at Oxford.”
Well, we certainly think it's well-deserved, given the amount of wonderful music he's contributed to bringing into the world!
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