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The Beatles' Sir George Martin dies (Statement from the Recording Academy)

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Legendary music producer Sir George Martin, the man who referred to as the fifth Beatle has died at the age of 90.  Martin signed the group after they had been rejected by many others.Producing the sound of the British Invasion, he released 13 albums with The Beatles. Martin was 90. A mournful Paul McCartney said of his friend, "The word has lost a truly great man."  The Recording Academy had this t say in a statement:

We are very saddened to learn about the passing of six-time GRAMMY® Award winner and Trustees Award recipient Sir George Martin. As many fans of the Beatles know, George’s work as producer, engineer, arranger, conductor, and musician was instrumental to the massive success of the group, and he was fondly referred to as “the fifth Beatle.” Having worked on hundreds of recordings, he was one of the most innovative producers of all time and his impact on music is unparalleled. Our creative community has lost a gifted artist, and our thoughts go out to his family, his friends, and the many musicians with whom he collaborated.

Neil PortnowPresident/CEOThe Recording Academy