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Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)

G-Force 09 Mar 16 - 03:16 AM
Thompson 09 Mar 16 - 03:22 AM
GUEST 09 Mar 16 - 03:32 AM
GUEST,Musket 09 Mar 16 - 04:00 AM
Mick Tems 09 Mar 16 - 04:20 AM
Les in Chorlton 09 Mar 16 - 04:31 AM
Les in Chorlton 09 Mar 16 - 04:31 AM
Johnny J 09 Mar 16 - 05:43 AM
GUEST,tunesmith 09 Mar 16 - 06:35 AM
JHW 09 Mar 16 - 04:42 PM
keberoxu 09 Mar 16 - 04:58 PM
Bob Hitchcock 09 Mar 16 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,Dean of Rochester 10 Mar 16 - 06:59 AM
alanabit 10 Mar 16 - 01:44 PM
Bob Hitchcock 10 Mar 16 - 08:28 PM
GUEST,Ed 11 Mar 16 - 01:36 AM
GUEST,Musket 11 Mar 16 - 01:53 AM
Steve Shaw 11 Mar 16 - 08:38 PM
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Subject: Obit: George Martin
From: G-Force
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 03:16 AM

The soundtrack of my teenage years.   RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: Thompson
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 03:22 AM

I've just got his wonderful ensemble version of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood out of the library (it's in the attic too, but the attic…shudder). He gatheered together an orchestra (not sure which), Jonathan Price, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Knopfler, Bonny Tyler, Geraint Evans, Tom Jones, Mary Hopkin, the London Welsh Male Voice Choir, etc, etc to make a stunning version of the radio play.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 03:32 AM

A remarkable man. RIP Mr. Martin.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 04:00 AM

A large influence on popular culture, one of the few "behind the scenes" that became a household name.

A clever and talented man. Good innings.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: Mick Tems
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 04:20 AM

Radio Wales and BBC Breakfast reported that Sir George Martin had died at the age of 90. He recorded many artists, particularly Flanders and Swann, but it was the magic combination of George's producing and four loveable moptop rock-and-roll musicians that put me the on The Road To Damascus. Like thousands of other teenagers, I just had to have a guitar, and badgered my parents into buying me an acoustic one as a Christmas present. Lots of influences inspired me - John Singleton of Goodmayes Methodist Youth Club, Bunjies cellar club and Fairport Convention amongst them - and the music has taken me to Hong Kong, New Zealand, America and many European countries, and I have learned to love and appreciate the vast riches of Welsh, Celtic and English folk traditions. I'm a founder of Llantrisant Folk Club, the best community there is, and we are celebrating our 35-year run.

And all because of Sir George Martin and The Beatles...


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 04:31 AM

PO G Force says it all


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 04:31 AM

OP G-Force says it all


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: Johnny J
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 05:43 AM

A classic George Martin production...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00gj2hk

;-)


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: GUEST,tunesmith
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 06:35 AM

The first band that George produced after The Beatles split up was "Seatrain"( 1971)
A band filled with "super" folkies: Pete Rowan, Richard Greene etc.

Seatrain meets George


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: JHW
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 04:42 PM

Not heard of that Under Milk Wood production. Thanks. Will have to try our library (before it gets threatened move to the swimming pool here!)


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 04:58 PM

And I remember Seatrain, and its hit single, "Thirteen Questions." Had no idea that George Martin was behind that one.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 08:01 PM

What a huge loss, his contributions go far beyond just the Beatles (which was enormous) but his work as the owner of Air Studios was very significant. He built Air London in an old church and kept the pipe organ and choir loft intact. I heard that the last service in that church was conducted by Mick Jagger's father, now there is a vibe.

He produced a series for the BBC called "The Rythmn of Life" I think, well worth watching.

The heavenly choir now has a recording genius and producer to guide them on their way.

Bob.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)
From: GUEST,Dean of Rochester
Date: 10 Mar 16 - 06:59 AM

A sad loss indeed! I do hope the BBC re-issue the series Bob Hitchcock mentioned above - a fascinating study of music, in three parts (melody, harmony, rhythm) - I remember being spellbound when I saw GM interviewing an American musicologist who had recorded trees drawing up water and then amplified the sounds, creating a brilliant rhythm you could dance to.... the Rhythm of Life


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)
From: alanabit
Date: 10 Mar 16 - 01:44 PM

So much to be grateful for. A wonderful life.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 10 Mar 16 - 08:28 PM

Dean of Rochester, I remember that part very well. He slowed down the recording and then had a percussionist play along with the track, it was truly amazing.

Bob.


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 01:36 AM

The tree rhythm from 'The Rhythm of Life' that Dean and Bob mention, can be seen towards the end of this clip:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8aGf5iFzOA


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 01:53 AM

In a rather tongue in cheek tweet, there's one doing the rounds of a photo of Jimmy Shand in a kilt sat with his accordion staring sternly at the camera. The caption being that Mr Martin produced his albums too....


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Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 11 Mar 16 - 08:38 PM

He was brilliant. Another brilliant man died a few days earlier, Nikolaus Harnoncourt. His projects and performances in classical music never acquiesced in received wisdom, and he was totally against the cult of the terrorist-conductor as personified by Karajan and Szell.


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