He defined and shaped the sound of the Beatles and helped the band achieve global success as the head of the Parlophone record label after hearing their demo tape in 1962.
His death was confirmed by Ringo Starr on twitter Wednesday morning, while CA Management said the producer “passed away peacefully at home yesterday evening.”
Ringo Starr, 75, tweeted: ‘God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara. George will be missed.’
Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx😎✌️🌟💖 pic.twitter.com/um2hRFB7qF
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) 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