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  • George Martin RIP

    There really isn't anything to say that hasn't already been said about this gentleman whose contributions changed popular music for two or three generations.
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  • #2
    I learned about this late last night.

    He changed the world, and left it a better place.
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    "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

    - George Carlin

    "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

    - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

    - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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    • #3
      Paul McCartney's comments about SGM's passing...

      http://www.paulmccartney.com/news-bl...-george-martin
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      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      • #4
        That's a huge loss to the music world. One of the best, most innovative, creative, talented producers.

        The Beatles....I like them. I don't love them the way many on this forum do. But one cannot overlook their achievements, or Sir George Martin. They are towering achievements that continue to strongly influence so many recording artists of today.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
          Paul McCartney's comments about SGM's passing...

          http://www.paulmccartney.com/news-bl...-george-martin
          Wow, what a touching tribute by Macca...I recently learned that George went on to produce many of the band America's songs when I was learning the chords to Sister Golden Hair. I did not know it but it does not surprise me...after all he had other work to do besides the Beatles...I/we are getting older...many greats are passing...don't know how many Saturns I have left. This is when I get melancholy and think of my own mortality...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tbry View Post

            Wow, what a touching tribute by Macca...I recently learned that George went on to produce many of the band America's songs when I was learning the chords to Sister Golden Hair. I did not know it but it does not surprise me...after all he had other work to do besides the Beatles...I/we are getting older...many greats are passing...don't know how many Saturns I have left. This is when I get melancholy and think of my own mortality...
            Yeah, he worked with a lot of people besides the Beatles, but their achievements are such that it kind of overshadows the other stuff to a degree. I was a big fan of America in the '70s, and you can definitely hear SGM's work on their records - particularly in the vocal harmonies.

            Are you familiar with Jeff Beck? Both Wired and Blow By Blow were also produced by George Martin.
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            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

            - George Carlin

            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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            • #7
              See what Craig Anderton says about Sir George Martin-

              http://www.harmonycentral.com/articl...rtin-thank-you
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post

                Yeah, he worked with a lot of people besides the Beatles, but their achievements are such that it kind of overshadows the other stuff to a degree. I was a big fan of America in the '70s, and you can definitely hear SGM's work on their records - particularly in the vocal harmonies.

                Are you familiar with Jeff Beck? Both Wired and Blow By Blow were also produced by George Martin.
                Sure I am...IDK that but I will revisit JB...Thanks

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dendy Jarrett View Post
                  See what Craig Anderton says about Sir George Martin-

                  http://www.harmonycentral.com/articl...rtin-thank-you
                  Awesome comments from Craig Anderton...

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                  • #10
                    He had the ability to turn what were good but pedestrian songs into fine works of art.

                    Thanks GM for the tunes.
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                    • #11
                      Wow, Paul's tribute is gratifying to read - Paul doesn't bow with unqualified respect in the direction of very many people from all I've read.

                      George Martin's job at EMI when the Beatles showed up was way below what he was capable of. What luck of the draw for all concerned. If the Beatles had been put under someone like Phil Spector early on, I can't even imagine the conflicts/disasters/law suits/murders that would have likely ensued.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tbry View Post
                        Awesome comments from Craig Anderton...
                        It's still hard to believe he treated some fledgling author dude with the same level of respect and professionalism with which he apparently treated everyone. But I guess that's what made him who he was.
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                        • #13
                          I cannot imagine any sadder news. He was as much a part of The Beatles sound as the Beatles were.

                          But a lot to be said for a very long life, very well lived.

                          Music will miss him.
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                          • #14
                            George was always a gentleman and his book "All You Need Is Ears" is a critical book for any musician or engineer with aspirations towards recording music. He had an excellent sense of humor and was a great example of class. You're missed already, Sir George.

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                            • #15
                              George Martin was certainly one of my music heroes. I was lucky enough to meet him when I worked on a project at Air Lyndhurst shortly after it opened. It's hard to imagine what the evolution of the Beatles would have been without his input.

                              Best,

                              Geoff
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