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George Martin

(1926-2016), Record producer, arranger, composer and musician

Sir George Henry Martin

Sitter in 4 portraits
Martin attended the Guildhall School of Music, subsequently working for the BBC's classical music department. He joined EMI Records in 1950, where he produced many hit records as head of EMI's label Parlophone Records. In 1965 he formed Associated Independent Recordings Ltd, and AIR Studios remains one of the world's leading recording studios. Martin produced almost all of The Beatles' records and scored the music for fifteen films. He won many accolades including six Grammy Awards and was Knighted in 1996.

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Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin, by David Searle - NPG x135759

Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin

by David Searle
modern matte bromide print, 12 September 1963
NPG x135759

George Martin, by Brian Griffin - NPG x128187

George Martin

by Brian Griffin
vintage bromide print, 1983
NPG x128187

George Martin, by Michael Bennett - NPG x131604

George Martin

by Michael Bennett
multiple exposure bromide print, 1990
NPG x131604

George Martin, by Richard Faulks - NPG x126109

George Martin

by Richard Faulks
bromide fibre print on cream paper, 11 August 1997
NPG x126109

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