George Martin

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Cartoons might not have been cartoons – at least as we know them – without ‘Yellow Submarine’

The Beatles might not have been The Beatles without a little help from their friends. The Fab Four had a gifted team around them, including producer G(...)

Tony Visconti: “Morrissey has a knack of pushing people away from him. It’s the way he lives his life.”Photograph: Cindy Ord/WireImage for NARAS

Two short years ago this Wednesday, David Bowie’s death stunned the world. Producer Tony Visconti began a creative relationship with Bowie in 1969, pr(...)

I couldn’t keep my sticky, six-year-old fingers off it. I think I loved Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the moment I became aware of it. The(...)

Hillary Clinton’s team will support the Green party candidate Jill Stein in her effort to secure recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team will help with efforts to secure recounts in key states where Donald Trump’s margin of victory was razor thin, its ge(...)

Leonard Cohen onstage at the Three Arena in 2009. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A number of years ago, RTÉ television ran a satirical sitcom set in a CNN-style newsroom, complete with newsreader, cutaways to reporters, graphics an(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Writer/producers David Benioff (left) and DB Weiss accept the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for ‘Game of Thrones’ episode ‘Battle of the Bastards’ during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

Fantasy drama series Game of Thrones and comedy Veep proved repeat winners for cable giant HBO at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but newcomers also made t(...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

The Beatles and George Martin in Abbey Road Studios. “He was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know,” said Paul McCartney

How vital was George Martin – who died yesterday at the age of 90 – to the extraordinary whirlwind of innovation and creativity that represents the re(...)

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and producer George Martin during recording of a new Beatles song “Free As A Bird’ in 1995. Sir George, the record producer known as the “Fifth Beatle”, has died aged 90. Photograph: Handout/PA

Sir George Martin has been described as “visionary” and “a musical genius” as tributes flooded in following his death at 90 years of age. Sean Ono (...)

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