George Martin

Bürgerl. Name:
George Henry Martin
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NOTE: Please use George Martin for credits, not Sir George Martin, as he was knighted after the vast majority of his work was done.

Sir George Martin (3 January 1926, Highbury, London, England, UK – 8 March 2016, Wiltshire, England, UK). Took to music at an early age, becoming interested in the piano before the age of eight. He was later interested in architecture, design, and aeronautics, and ended up becoming a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm (the aviation branch of the Royal Navy) towards the end of World War II.

He returned to music, attending the Guildhall School of Music, studying composition, conducting, orchestration, and theory, and taking up the oboe as a second principal instrument. He got into the music industry as assistant to Oscar Preuss, the head of the Parlophone label, at a period when the label was in transition from second-rate classical recordings to "pop" music. At the same time, the world of music recording was transitioning from 78s to LPs and 45s, with magnetic tape making changes in the recording process. When Preuss retired in 1955, Martin took over Parlophone, and at 29 was the youngest label chief in the company's history.

As a producer, George Martin's first number one hit in the U.K. was the Temperence Seven's "You're Driving Me Crazy" in 1961. Martin moved Parlophone into the world of rock & roll with the Vipers Skiffle Group, whose second single, "Don't You Rock Me, Daddy-O," was a Top Ten hit. Then in the spring of 1962, Martin happened to interview Brian Epstein, a Liverpool-based manager, about a quartet known as The Beatles. That summer, they were signed to Parlophone. Over the following years, Martin would help to shape The Beatles, getting credit from some as being the "fifth Beatle" for his work with the band. In 1963, records produced by Martin spent 37 weeks at the number one spot on the U.K. charts. But two years later, Martin split from Parlophone, due to the small producer's royalty which had not increased during the explosive growth of the label, to form AIR (Associated Independent Recording). This production company was headed by Martin and two other producers who came from EMI, Parlophone's parent label.

The Beatles were produced by George Martin through 1969's Abbey Road, and it wasn't until The Beatles broke up that Martin was completely free from his ties to EMI. In the 1970s, he produced a wide variety of artists and bands, from America and Jimmy Webb to Jeff Beck and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. He continued to work with an array of artists, many of whom received critical acclaim.

On June 15th, 1996, George Martin was knighted for his production work over the decades, especially with The Beatles. On October 20, 1998, In My Life was released, and Sir George Martin took a bow from the music business. His last album was a collection of Beatles songs he originally produced, recreated by a variety of well-known artists. He briefly came out of retirement in 2005, and with the aid of his son (with his second wife), Giles Martin, he compiled clips and songs for the Beatles' and Cirque Du Soleil's LOVE project and remix album.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (Non-Performer).

-Compiled from AllMusic.com
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Albums

George Martin - George Martin Scores Cover-Design George Martin George Martin Scores (Album) United Artists Records Canada 1965 Diese Version verkaufen
George Martin - George Martin Instrumentally Salutes The Beatle Girls Cover-Design George Martin George Martin Instrumentally Salutes The Beatle Girls (Album) United Artists Records Canada 1966 Diese Version verkaufen
George Martin - Beatles To Bond And Bach Cover-Design George Martin Beatles To Bond And Bach (Album) Polydor UK 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
George Martin - Live And Let Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Cover-Design George Martin, Various George Martin, Various - Live And Let Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) United Artists Records US 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
George Martin - The Beatles In The Studio (A Conversation With George Martin) Cover-Design George Martin The Beatles In The Studio (A Conversation With George Martin) (Album) Discussion Records UK 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
RNB1 George Martin - Interview - The Beatles Red And Blue Albums On CD Cover-Design George Martin Interview - The Beatles Red And Blue Albums On CD(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) EMI RNB1 UK 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
George Martin - In My Life Cover-Design George Martin In My Life (Album) MCA Records Japan 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
459 692-2 George Martin - From Yesterday To Penny Lane Cover-Design Göran Söllscher, George Martin, Per Arne Glorvigen Göran Söllscher, George Martin, Per Arne Glorvigen - From Yesterday To Penny Lane(CD, Album) Deutsche Grammophon 459 692-2 Europe 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
3781 George Martin - Sir George Martin Presents Beethoven Cover-Design George Martin, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra George Martin, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Sir George Martin Presents Beethoven(CD, Album) Compendia 3781 US 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
3783 George Martin - Sir George Martin Presents Mozart Cover-Design Sir George Martin* Sir George Martin Presents Mozart(CD-ROM, Album, Enh) Compendia Music Group 3783 US 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
3785 George Martin - Sir George Martin Presents Holst And Vaughan Williams Cover-Design Sir George Martin* Sir George Martin Presents Holst And Vaughan Williams(CD-ROM, Album, Enh) Compendia Music Group 3785 US 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
0904351823 George Martin - Playback Cover-Design George Martin & Various George Martin & Various - Playback(CD, Ltd, Box) Genesis Publications 0904351823 UK 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
PSTR 2168 George Martin - Percussion-Panorama Cover-Design George Martin Percussion-Panorama(LP) Metronome PSTR 2168 South Africa Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
none George Martin - The Radio Producer  Cover-Design George Martin The Radio Producer (2xCDr, Transcription) Not On Label (BBC 6 Radio) none UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

George Martin - Love In The Open Air / Bahama Sound Cover-Design George Martin Love In The Open Air / Bahama Sound (Single) United Artists Records US 1967 Diese Version verkaufen
UP 35423 George Martin - Theme From Pulp Cover-Design George Martin Theme From Pulp(7", Mono, Promo) United Artists Records UP 35423 UK 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
MCA5P-4249 George Martin - Songs From In My Life Cover-Design George Martin Songs From In My Life(CD, Single, Promo) The Echo Label Ltd. MCA5P-4249 US 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
MCA5P-4248 George Martin - Songs From In My Life Cover-Design George Martin Songs From In My Life(CD, Single, Promo) The Echo Label Ltd. MCA5P-4248 US 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
P 3007 George Martin - Poker Face Cover-Design George Martin Poker Face(7") Pipe (2) P 3007 Belgium Unknown Diese Version verkaufen

Compilations

MAX-49 George Martin - James Bond Super Max 20 Cover-Design Monty Norman, John Barry, George Martin Monty Norman, John Barry, George Martin - James Bond Super Max 20(LP, Comp, Gat) United Artists Records MAX-49 Japan 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
GMCD001 George Martin - The World's Number 1 Producer Cover-Design George Martin The World's Number 1 Producer(CD, EP, Comp, Ltd) EMI Records Ltd. GMCD001 UK 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
07243 5326312 6 George Martin - Produced By George Martin 50 Years In Recording Cover-Design George Martin Produced By George Martin 50 Years In Recording(6xCD, Album, Comp, lon) Parlophone 07243 5326312 6 Europe 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
NOT2CD561 George Martin - The Early Works Of George Martin Cover-Design George Martin The Early Works Of George Martin(2xCD, Comp, Sli) Not Now Music NOT2CD561 Europe 2014 Diese Version verkaufen

Miscellaneous

PR 2373-2 George Martin - Say Something Cover-Design George Martin And Andy Leek George Martin And Andy Leek - Say Something(CD, Promo) Atlantic PR 2373-2 US 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
CDIN 136 George Martin - The Interview Cover-Design George Martin The Interview(CD, Promo) EMI CDIN 136 Europe 2001 Diese Version verkaufen