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George Martin RIP

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bassinplace, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Sad news indeed, Beatle People.
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  2. southpaw723


    Oct 20, 2013
    What a legend, there will never be another one quite like him.
  3. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    As I am a hack producer with a small studio, Martin was one of my heroes. He could do more with four tracks than the rest of the world can now accomplish with four billion. RIP.

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016
  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012

    Every record producer in the world right now is staring deep into their own souls and wondering "What would I be doing now if George Martin hadn't been doing what he did then?"
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  5. jmverdugo


    Oct 11, 2012
    Katy TX
    It's a ad day for music indeed, that been said if I can make it to 90 and make 0.1% of the awesome music he produced I'll die a very happy man.
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  6. Clarence Walker

    Clarence Walker Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2014
    Baltimore, Md
    Helped change the sound of popular music.
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  7. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP, Sir.
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  8. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Certainly a bad year so far losing so many greats in the music world.
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  9. fat4


    May 13, 2009
    Right coast Canada
    Thank you George. God Bless
    Rip Van Dan, JimK, GregC and 3 others like this.
  10. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Another sad day for rock but even more so for us Beatle fans. RIP Sir George
  11. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    He was a hero of mine as well, but I wouldn't call him a hack. He was actually producing classical music when he met the Beatles. I don't recall who brought them to his attention, but he was not even a fan of popular music. Notice the string arrangement in Eleanor Rigby. That would be his influence. He helped them expand their musical horizons. He was also responsible for ousting Pete Best.
    I have always thought George Martin made the Beatles. Not that they weren't talented, but he was a big influence on them and their success. I doubt you mean any disrespect, but hack isn't an appropriate title for him.
    Central Texas? Austin? I'm in Fort Worth. My son lives in Austin. I'm down that way a lot.
  12. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    No, no.....*I* am a hack. George Martin is perhaps the pinnacle of the profession. I will edit my post to clarify.
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  13. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Oh, okay. Could be my reading comprehension.
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  14. I saw the name of the thread and I though you meant George R. R. Martin, in which case there are a lot of GOT fans that would be pissed he didn't finish Winds of Winter.
  15. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    In his own not so small way, he helped change the world. There was a great documentary on him a few years back, I'm sure PBS will dig it out and show it again.
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  16. Mr. Martin was an important piece of the Beatles' success and a masterful producer. I do take issue with some of the tributes going around the web today that essentially claim he "made" the Beatles. He and Brian Epstein were immensely helpful, but the Fabs themselves were the ones who made the Beatles.
  17. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I see your point, but I don't agree they could have done it on their own. It was a team effort.
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  18. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Agreed.... But it was the early sixties. George & Brian made the boys "presentable" as it were to the worldwide audience that they would soon dominate. Yes it was a full team effort to be sure but it is far too easy to vastly underestimate Sir George's impact on the boys success.
  19. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    RIP to a brilliant musical mind.
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