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George Martin (I) (1926–2016)


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 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Live and Let Die Composer
(1973)
A Hard Day's Night Music Department
(1964)
Across the Universe Soundtrack
(2007)

Filmography

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 1997 Tropic Island Hum (Short) (incidental score) / (orchestrator)
 1989 The Prince's Trust Rock Gala (TV Movie) (musical director)
 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)
 1970 Tales of Unease (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- The Old Banger (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Eary Feary" - uncredited)
- Bad Bad Jo Jo (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Eary Feary" - uncredited)
- Superstitious Ignorance (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Eary Feary" - uncredited)
- The Black Goddess (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Eary Feary" - uncredited)
- Calculated Nightmare (1970) ... (composer: theme music "Eary Feary" - uncredited)
 1969 The Beatles: Don't Let Me Down (Video short) (record producer)
 1969 The Beatles: Something (Video short) (record producer)
 1969 The Beatles: Get Back (Video short) (record producer)
 1968 The Beatles: Hey Jude (Video short) (record producer)
 1968 Frost on Sunday (TV Series) (composer: theme "By George! It's the David Frost Theme")
 1968 Yellow Submarine (musical director)
 1967 The Beatles: A Day in the Life (Video short) (record producer)
 1967 The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever (Video short) (record producer)
 1967 Magical Mystery Tour (TV Movie) (music producer - uncredited)
 1967 The Beatles: Hello, Goodbye (Video short) (record producer)
 1967 The Beatles: Penny Lane (Video short) (record producer)
 1966 The Beatles: Rain (Video short) (record producer)
 1966 The Family Way (music adaptor - uncredited) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1966 The Beatles: Paperback Writer (Video short) (record producer)
 1965 The Beatles: We Can Work it Out (Video short) (record producer)
 1965 Help! (music producer - uncredited)
 1964 Ferry Cross the Mersey (musical director)
 1964 A Hard Day's Night (composer: incidental music - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (musical director) / (performer: "This Boy: Ringo's Theme" - uncredited)
 1963 Calculated Risk (music director)
 1963 Take Me Over (arranger and conductor)
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Other Works:

(9/16/02) Stage: Produced (w/Giles Martin) 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 Stephen ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 11 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | 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:

[on Phil Spector's controversial overdubs to the "Let It Be" record] It was so uncharacteristic of The Beatles. It went against everything The Beatles wanted to do with the record. He tried to use the same techniques that he used on other people's records, and it didn't work. I could understand why Paul (Paul McCartney) got so mad over it. See more »

Trivia:

He was the winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1984. See more »

Trademark:

His deep authoritative voice and received pronunciation English accent See more »

Nickname:

The Fifth Beatle

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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