3 January 1926, London, England. Martin became the worlds most famous record producer through his work with the Beatles. Classically trained at Londons Guildhall School of Music, he joined EMI Records in November 1950 as a junior A&R man. Five years later, Martin was given charge of the Parlophone Records label where he produced a wide variety of artists. Among them were ballad singers (Shirley Bassey and Matt Monro), skiffle groups (the Vipers), jazz bands (Temperance 7, John Dankworth, Humphrey Lyttelton) and numerous comedy artists. Chief among these were Peter Sellers, the Goons and Bernard Cribbins, whose Right Said Fred and Hole In The Ground were major UK hits in 1962. By this time, Martin had signed the Beatles to Parlophone and begun a relationship which lasted until their demise in 1970. Apart from insisting that drummer Pete Best be replaced, Martins main contribution to the groups music lay in his...
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