The music producer Sir George Martin collaboration with the Beatles helped redraw the boundaries of popular music, died Tuesday. He was 90.
Sir George’s son Giles, who is also a producer, tweeted: “RIP dad. I love you. I’m so proud to have been your son. I’ll miss you more than words can say. Thank you for the all times we had together.”
“In a career that spanned seven decades he was recognized globally as one of music’s most creative talents and a gentleman to the end. The family ask that their privacy be respected at this time,” Sharp said.
He signed The Beatles and produced more than 700 records.
He also worked with artists including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Dame Shirley Bassey and Cilla Black.
Manager Adam Sharp said: “The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support.
Sir George’s long and successful career began in 1950 after he concluded his studies at the Guildhall School of Music, and worked as a professional oboist.