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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:

(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:

Tape and electronics have brought enormous new feel to music. It's surprising what you can do once you have a sound recorded on tape. See more »

Trivia:

After the "Get Back" debacle in early 1969, Martin began recording less with the Beatles, for the first time in six years; producer's duties were often filled in by Alan Parsons. Martin agreed to return for the "Abbey Road" sessions, however, on the band's promise that everyone would work together "like the old days". 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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