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Music celebrities lead tributes to ‘Fifth Beatle’ George Martin

‘The world has lost a truly great man,’ Paul McCartney says


 
FILE - In this May 24, 2006, file photo, Beatles producer Sir George Martin answers a question from the media after the sneak preview of a new Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show, "Love," in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Sir George Martin in 2006 at a  sneak preview of a  Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show, “Love.” (Jae C. Hong, AP)

LONDON — Musicians, politicians and others are paying tribute to music producer George Martin, who has died aged 90.

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“I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true friend to me and my family. If anyone earned the title of the Fifth Beatle it was George” — Paul McCartney.

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“God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed” — Beatles drummer Ringo Starr on Twitter.

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“R.I.P. George Martin. I’m so gutted I don’t have many words. Thinking of Judy and Giles and family. Love Always, Sean” — John Lennon’s son Sean Ono Lennon on Twitter.

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“RIP to my musical brother George Martin. We were friends since 1964, & I am so thankful 4 that gift. Bless u & your precious posse 4ever” — musician-producer Quincy Jones on Twitter.

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“Sir George Martin was a giant of music – working with the Fab Four to create the world’s most enduring pop music,” British Prime Minister David Cameron on Twitter.

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“Thank you Sir George Martin: the greatest British record producer of all time. We will never stop living in the world you helped create” — producer Mark Ronson on Twitter.

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“The legends are really going home! Visionary producer of TheBeatles, George Martin (1926-2016)” — musician Lenny Kravitz on Twitter.

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“George Martin was the Edmund Hillary of music — adventurer, explorer, discovering routes for pop music we have all gratefully trod behind in. He was also a beautiful, gentle man I had the pleasure of chatting to on many occasions. A Giant”— Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp on Twitter.

 


 
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