George Martin (I) (1926–2016)


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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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Known For

Live and Let Die Composer
(1973)
A Hard Day's Night Music Department
(1964)
Yellow Submarine Music Department
(1968)

Filmography

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 2021 The Beatles: Get Back (TV Mini Series documentary) (music producer - 3 episodes)
- Part 3: Days 17-22 (2021) ... (music producer - 1969 film crew)
- Part 2: Days 8-16 (2021) ... (music producer - 1969 film crew)
- Part 1: Days 1-7 (2021) ... (music producer: 1969 film crew)
 2006 Live and Let Die: Conceptual Art (Video documentary short) (music)
 1999 Live and Let Die: On Set with Roger Moore (Video short) (music)
 1997 Tropic Island Hum (Short) (incidental score) / (orchestrator)
 1989 The Prince's Trust Rock Gala (TV Special) (musical director)
 1984 Give My Regards to Broad Street (music arranger) / (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1984 Rupert and the Frog Song (Short) (music arranger)
 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: Something (Music Video) (record producer)
 1969 The Beatles: Get Back (Music Video) (record producer)
 1969 The Southern Star (Orchestration)
 1969 The Beatles: Don't Let Me Down (Music Video) (record producer)
 1968 The Beatles: Hey Jude (Music Video) (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 (Music Video) (record producer)
 1967 The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever (Music Video) (record producer)
 1967 Magical Mystery Tour (TV Movie) (music producer - uncredited)
 1967 The Beatles: Hello, Goodbye (Music Video) (record producer)
 1967 The Beatles: Penny Lane (Music Video) (record producer)
 1966 The Beatles: Rain (Music Video) (record producer)
 1966 The Family Way (music adaptor - uncredited) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1966 Cilla at the Savoy (TV Special) (orchestra)
 1966 The Beatles: Paperback Writer (Music Video) (record producer)
 1965 The Beatles: We Can Work it Out (Music Video) (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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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 | 3 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)

Spouse:

Judy Lockhart Smith  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The very first records we made were just on two-track and then we had the great advance of four-track. We were able to actually overdub and start putting secondary voices on and guitar solos at a later stage and that kind of thing. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Gregory Paul Martin and Giles Martin. 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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