George Martin Autograph The Beatles
George Martin Autograph The Beatles. Photo signed in blue pen adding Best Wishes.
Sir George Henry Martin CBE (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016). Was an English record producer, arranger. Composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He was referred to as the “Fifth Beatle”. By Paul McCartney, in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles’ original albums. Martin produced 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom. And 23 number-one hits in the United States.
Martin produced comedy and novelty records in the early 1950s. Working with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Bernard Cribbins, among others. His career spanned more than six decades of work in music, film, television and live performance. He held a number of senior executive roles at media companies and contributed to a wide range of charitable causes. Including his work for The Prince’s Trust and the Caribbean island of Montserrat. In recognition of his services to the music industry and popular culture. He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1996.
Martin oversaw post-production on The Beatles Anthology. Which was originally entitled The Long and Winding Road in 1994 and 1995. Working again with Geoff Emerick. Martin decided to use an old 8-track analogue deck. Which EMI learned an engineer still had to mix the songs for the project. Instead of a modern digital deck. He explained this by saying that the old deck created a completely different sound. Which a new deck could not accurately reproduce. He also said he found the whole project a strange experience (and McCartney agreed). As they had to listen to themselves chatting in the studio, 25–30 years previously.
Martin stepped down when it came to producing the two new singles reuniting McCartney. Harrison and Starr, who wanted to overdub two old Lennon demos.