R.I.P. George Martin

Martin is best known for his work with the Beatles, of course. I grew up hearing them on my mother’s jukebox… so in a way, Martin helped shape my ear for music from a very young age. Thanks, George.

I think most people know, though, that Martin had a stellar career and did a ton of other things besides his work with the Beatles (as if that wasn’t enough). More of his story is RIGHT HERE.

A walking lifetime achievement award, the quality and breadth of his work is stunning, his legacy assured. Martin died at 90 years old, survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, and his four children. Full respect.

2016 just keeps on taking the legends.

For other tributes, please check out the wonderful blogs of BOPPIN,  GEOFF, and MIKE!

5 thoughts on “R.I.P. George Martin

  1. stephen1001 says:

    Nice tribute Aaron – I appreciate that even Non-Beatle fans like yourself still have the utmost admiration for Martin.
    I like your line about the breadth of his work – he didn’t have a typical “Martin Production” sound, it was whatever sound worked for a given song, making his work all the more impressive.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Thanks Geoff! I walk a fine line between non-Beatles fan and Beatles fan. There’s probably a whole post in my reasonings. Anyway yeah, I can appreciate the work he brought to those projects.

      And excellent point about him not getting caught in a sound and making every artist sound like that. So many of today’s producers do it, and they wreck everything. If I was a major artist and offered the chance to work with those people, I would say no. And probably destroy my career, thus proving I am wrong about this in the eyes of those who think they know what should be popular. But anyway. I’m not a major artist! Yet.

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