Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Thank you, Sir George
He was producing minor hit records as far back as 1952, and he hardly stopped (for which the people of Montserrat must be grateful) even after his official retirement, but Sir George Martin will be forever linked with the Beatles. The partnership became greater than the sum of its parts. There will forever be disputes about who first put orchestral string sound on a rock hit (my money is on Buddy Holly with "It doesn't matter any more" from 1958), but there is no doubt that George Martin pushed the art of pop record production more than any other man.