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Stars from the worlds of music, film and entertainment took to social media to pay their respects to British music producer George Martin, who died Tuesday at the age of 90.
Martin, through his extensive work with The Beatles, touched the lives of countless millions around the world during the band’s heyday in the 1960s as well in the decades that followed. Martin is so indelibly linked with the Fab Four that he was informally known as the “fifth Beatle.”
The team behind the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, where The Beatles recorded almost all of their albums and singles between 1962 and 1970, expressed its “deepest condolences to the Martin family on hearing the sad news that Sir George passed away yesterday, aged 90.”
The statement from the recording studio added: “Sir George transformed music recording with his creative flair, innovation and passion, and we want to express our deep sadness at losing such an immensely talented, charming and warm man. We are committed to ensuring Sir George’s visionary legacy lives forever at Abbey Road Studios, and we are hugely honored to be part of his story.”
“The world has lost a truly great man…” Paul McCartney on George Martin: https://t.co/M2ySCKfisO pic.twitter.com/dDE5cm2F0a
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) March 9, 2016
Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx pic.twitter.com/um2hRFB7qF
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
RIP Sir George Martin. https://t.co/B4MzuOQWH9
— George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) March 9, 2016
So sad 2 hear Sir George Martin has left us. He and the Beatles changed everything. We then learned from them. RIP pic.twitter.com/LynzE4hV8R
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) March 9, 2016
R.I.P. George Martin. Thank you for everything you’ve done for music.
— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) March 9, 2016
It was 50 years ago today, Sgt Peppers taught the band to play.
Rest in peace George Martin.
ReGram @unclewilllee pic.twitter.com/xTVkKnGsIg
— Lulu Santos (@TocaLulu) March 9, 2016
Sad to hear about the passing of George Martin. Not many others have done so much for music. pic.twitter.com/gPfFDwDPsm
— James Bay (@JamesBayMusic) March 9, 2016
George Martin. Producer of the greatest music I’ve ever heard. Producer of the first record I ever knew by heart. https://t.co/qgJMx62YvN
— Danny Baker (@prodnose) March 9, 2016
RIP George Martin
Live And Let Die – Boat Chase HD https://t.co/uaGZtKpy4J
— Matt Berry (@porksmith) March 9, 2016
And farewell George Martin
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) March 9, 2016
you won’t find a single person with a bad word to say about George Martin. what a legacy to leave, everyone loved him .lets all aim for that
— DavidGArnold (@DavidGArnold) March 9, 2016
https://t.co/aAkFWDVF4W …just one of many, many reasons why George Martin was brilliant and so wonderfully influential.
— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) March 9, 2016
RIP #GeorgeMartin Helped shape the musical world. One of few who could say “That was alright . Why don’t we try it again?” to THE BEATLES
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) March 9, 2016
A photo posted by @slash on
#GeorgeMartin gone at 90. RIP and thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou…
— Paul Reiser (@PaulReiser) March 9, 2016
song of the day: WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU – THE BEATLES (R.I.P. GEORGE MARTIN)
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) March 9, 2016
George Martin walks through, step-by-step, the 4-track! recording of “Strawberry Fields.” https://t.co/mZwhIRzyJA
— Alex Gibney (@alexgibneyfilm) March 9, 2016
Awww man! RIP Sir George Martin and thank you for the inspiration! My life wouldnt have been the same without you.
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) March 9, 2016
George Martin has died.
Saw the spark.
Fed the flames.
Watched them grow. … https://t.co/XMbqPggixG pic.twitter.com/zmWaG8rOkJ
— Dominic Monaghan. (@DomsWildThings) March 9, 2016
George Martin was really a classical music producer who also did many comedy albums! @thebeatles
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) March 9, 2016
Every time I record at abbey road I geek out and play with the mics sir George Martin used. What an ear, what a life, what a legacy.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) March 9, 2016
RIP Sir George Martin.
The 5th Beatle, producer extraordinaire & a musical genius. pic.twitter.com/Gj0IfYuuLK
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 9, 2016
So sad to hear about Sir George. It is the end of a wonderful era. He was a delightful, brilliant man. #RIP #GeorgeMartin
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 9, 2016
George you inspired so many and I feel so blessed to have had you in my life. You are missed by us all. X Stella pic.twitter.com/FXk8feMLCR
— Stella McCartney (@StellaMcCartney) March 9, 2016
How very sad to wake to the news Sir George Martin has left us. He made my first Bond film sound brilliant!
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) March 9, 2016
Sir George Martin. Gentleman and legend. R.I.P.
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) March 9, 2016
Thank you Sir George Martin: the greatest British record producer of all time. We will never stop living in the world you helped create.
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) March 9, 2016
The legends are really going home! Visionary producer of #TheBeatles, George Martin (1926-2016). pic.twitter.com/X8sVf9iNQ7
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 9, 2016
his ideas are a part of me. so many things I do and think are because of his ideas. like actual grooves created in my brain from his ideas
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) March 9, 2016
R.I.P. George Martin. I’m so gutted I don’t have many words. Thinking of Judy and Giles and… https://t.co/3Nc8sCgRpN
— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) March 9, 2016
Sir George Martin RIP LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 9, 2016
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