F7 in the Music Studio is named after Sir George Martin, an English composer, record producer, conductor, audio engineer, arranger, and musician who was often referred to as the "Fifth Beatle" in reference to his extensive involvement in each of the Beatles' original albums.
Born in 1926, George Martin showed an interest in music from a young age, teaching himself the piano and forming his own band called the Four Tune-Tellers. Although he worked in a variety of jobs from construction, to a Government clerk, to a stint in the Royal Navy- by the 1950s he began working for EMI in 1950.
In 1962, Beatles manager Brain Epstein brought Martin a demo. Martin liked what he heard but wanted to replace drummer Best with Ringo Starr. With Starr as their drummer, and Martin as their producer, the Beatles soon became hugely popular. Lennon and McCartney wrote most of the band's songs, but as they were musically untrained, Martin helped develop their musical ideas.
When Martin parted company with the Beatles, he started his own company, Associated Independent Recording (AIR) and worked with other recording artists, including Shirley Bassey and Kenny Rogers. During the 1990s, Martin was made a knight for his role in popular music and when when he died in his sleep in March 2016 (aged 90) John Lennon said of him “The world has lost a truly great man.”
“George Martin made us what we were in the studio,” John Lennon said “He helped us develop a language to talk to other musicians.”
Ms M Holian