"Fifth Beatle" George Martin Has Died Aged 90 4 years ago

"Fifth Beatle" George Martin Has Died Aged 90

Legendary Beatles producer, George Martin, has passed away aged 90.

George, who was nicknamed the "fifth Beatle", gave the iconic band their first record deal and worked extensively with them throughout their career.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Sir George Martin arrives at the Music Industry Trusts' Awards 2010 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on November 1, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The Liverpool quartet had been turned down by every record company they approached, however when Martin heard their demo in 1962, he knew he had found something special.

Love Me Do was the band's first single and reached number four in October 1962, and the rest is history.

As recently as 2006, Martin produced the Love album with his son Giles, a re-working of the band's songs.

Ringo Starr took to Twitter today to confirm the sad news:

Meanwhile tributes have poured in for the music great.

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

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