George Martin, Producer and Arranger for The Beatles, Dies at 90

George MartinGeorge Martin, the “Fifth Beatle” and British treasure who signed the Fab Four to a label contract when no one else would, produced virtually all their songs and introduced lavish arrangements into “Yesterday” and “A Day in the Life,” has died. He was 90.

I’m sorry but whenever George Martin is mentioned Leggy Mountbatten, manager of The Rutles, springs to mind.

  • Dana Garcia

    Love the Rutles. Thanks for the great sounds, Leggy.

  • Spatchcocked

    I bought the Ruttles (from Rutland!) book from Eric Idle autographed at Duthies in Vancouver. 1970s I reckon.
    A seminal band…..true auteurs defining the eighties in ways we still find astoundingly transcendent……we will not see their kind again ….Idle was the pitch perfect expositor of their insights into that so called reality we’d all grown rather bored with….we were indeed fortunate.
    I for one realised my life had been made worthwhile.

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  • Justin St.Denis

    George Martin also produced the best Gershwin tribute album EVER, as well as America’s better 70s albums, several Paul McCartney solo albums and a shitload of other work. His Beatles connection is over-emphasized.

    • Clausewitz

      Don’t forget he also produced the vast majority of the records put out by Spike Jones.