The Beatles’ Producer George Martin Dies at Age 90

The honorary “fifth Beatle” has passed away after a long and cherished life.

George Martin, the producer, arranger and musician for The Beatles, died at age 90 as first announced by Beatles member Ringo Starr and then confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. Also a British knight, Martin was the mastermind behind 23 of the UK phenomenon’s biggest hits including “Yesterday” and “A Day in the Life”.

Martin was a self-taught musician growing up and his musical talent thrived throughout a brief tenure in the British Navy, which landed him in his first job at EMI’s Parlophone Records. He navigated his way from assistant to recording manager before becoming The Beatles’ head man. He also worked with Celine Dion, Ella Fitzgerald and Sting among many other musical acts.

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