George Martin Biography
(English Record Producer and Composer Best Known for His Associations with the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Birthday: January 3, 1926 (Capricorn)
Born In: Highbury, London, England
Plenty has been said about George Martin’s relationship with the Beatles, to which he dedicated his entire life. The ace record producer and composer, is often referred to as the ‘Fifth Beatle’, thanks to his involvement with the Beatles. All through his career, he not only served as the producer of the records but also as the spokesperson, who graciously answered any questions put forward about the band. This legendary producer also helped in shaping their elaborate productions and is regarded as one of the most versatile producers of the music industry. This Academy Award-nominated composer and founder was also the co-founder of the famous, AIR studios. The fact that he produced almost thirty Number 1 singles in the United Kingdom is testimony to his sheer brilliance. Several awards and honors were given to this genius and he was also the proud recipient of two Ivor Novello Awards and five Grammy's. In a prolific career spanning six decades, he worked in the music industry, the film industry, for television and also appeared in live performances. He also held several significant positions including the executive roles in media companies and has widely contributed to numerous charitable causes. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to music and to popular culture, he was bestowed an honorary Knighthood.