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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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Other Works:

(9/16/02) Stage: Produced (w/Giles Martin) produced the tribute to Spike Milligan, "Spike Milligan: I Told You I Was Ill", at the Guildhall Theatre in London, England with Eric Sykes, Kathy Burke, John Dankworth, Harry Enfield, Eddie Izzard, Terry Jones, Cleo Laine, Paul Merton, Michael Palin, John Sergeant, Meera Syal and ... 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:

Along with producing the Beatles' recordings, Martin often joined them on the playing end, adding keyboards to their lineup - thus becoming the real "Fifth Beatle" if there ever was one. 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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