Sometimes referred to as “the 5th Beatle”, George Martin’s musical expertise helped fill the gaps between their raw talent and the sound they wanted to achieve. Most of The Beatles’ orchestral arrangements and instrumentation (as well as frequent keyboard parts on the early records) were written or performed by Martin in collaboration with the band. He is considered one of the greatest record producers of all time, with 53 #1 hit singles in the UK and the USA .
BBC Radio produced a fascinating documentary on Sir George Martin. KZSC will air the George Martin Radio Special in two parts during the “Here, There and Everywhere” program; Part Two airs Thursday, August 18th beginning at 6 AM. The story picks up during the recording of Sgt. Pepper and continues through Abbey Road and beyond. The special is followed by examples of his work with the Fab Four. As always, your Beatle requests are most welcome.