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George Martin (I)


Known best as the record producer for The Beatles, George Martin had a long and varied musical career, and continues to enjoy a rare reputation as one of popular music's true "nice guys." Martin was born into a working-class family in Drayton Park, England, on 3 January 1926. His classical music training didn't actually begin until his 20s; the ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 1985 Rupert and the Frog Song (Short) (music arranger)
 1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street (music arranger) / (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (conductor) / (music arranger) / (musical director) / (original soundtrack album produced by)
 1972 Pulp (conductor)
 1968 Frost on Sunday (TV Series) (composer: theme "By George! It's the David Frost Theme")
 1968 Yellow Submarine (musical director)
 1966 The Family Way (music adaptor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1965 Ferry Cross the Mersey (musical director)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night (composer: incidental music - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (musical director) / (performers: "This Boy (Ringo's Theme)
 1963 Calculated Risk (conductor)
 1963 Take Me Over (arranger and conductor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Late 1950s) Comedy record: Produced "Mock Mozart and Phoney Folk Lore" by Peter Ustinov. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ray Cathode | Graham Fisher | George Henry Martin | Sir George Martin

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

One of the best pop songs, I think, ever written. (On "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins) See more »

Trivia:

When Martin met John Lennon in Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he took Lennon to task for some critical comments he'd made about Martin, published in "Rolling Stone". Lennon gave Martin a rare apology, and praised him for his dedication and hard work. (For Lennon's part, his "Rolling Stone" comments did include "George made us what we were in the studio," and "He helped us develop a language to ... See more »

Trademark:

His production style - he is responsible for some of the Beatles' most famous sounds See more »

Nickname:

The Fifth Beatle

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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