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Beatles Producer George Martin Is 88 Today

Happy Birthday Sir George!  It’s impossible to overstate his importance to The Beatles musical growth in the recording studio..  Earlier on today’s Fab 4 @ 4, I served up a couple of tracks that George Martin added musical contributions to that finished out the song or altered it greatly.

George Martin is not only a great producer, but a great musician as well.  he contributed the middle keyboard bridge in the middle of “In My Life’ which was included on the Rubber Soul album.  And he also introduced john and Paul to a Bach trumpet which they used in Penny Lane, recruiting a member of the London Symphony Orchestra to play the part.

The Beatles would have sounded very different were it not for Sir George Martin who fed their musical curiosity, raising the bar with every new recording.

Here’s hoping he had a wonderful birthday today.

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