Ringo Starr, the former drummer for The Beatles, has sent two tweets this evening saying that George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles’ songs, has died. He was 90.
According to Billboard, Ringo’s first tweet said, “God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed”
Ringo followed that up with a tweet that said “Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx.”
This second tweet was accompanied by the following photo: Seated is Martin. The four Beatles are standing behind him. (left to right: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr)
Writes Billboard, “George Martin, the ‘Fifth Beatle’ and British treasure who signed the Fab Four to a label contract when no one else would, produced virtually all their songs and introduced lavish arrangements into ‘Yesterday’ and ‘A Day in the Life,’ has died. He was 90.”
To read a lot more details about Martin, please click here, which will take you to the Billboard story.
Here’s an interview we found on YouTube with Martin. It’s about the Beatles and is about 10 minutes long: