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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 (...)

File photograph from 2006 showing f Sir George Martin holding his limited edition lithograph of the lyrics of ‘Yesterday’ written by Paul McCartney. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Sir George Martin, the record producer known as the “Fifth Beatle”, has died aged 90, Ringo Starr has said on Twitter. Sir George helped the Beatles (...)

US blues legend BB King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux in 2011. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Tributes have begun flooding in for blues legend BB King, who has died at the age of 89.His lawyer Brent Bryson said that King, who suffered from diab(...)

 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ringo Starr and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day perform with Sir Paul McCartney and Gary Clark Jr onstage during the 2015 ceremony. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist - the last of the four bandmates to earn the(...)

File photograph of Julian and Cynthia Lennon. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

John Lennon’s first wife Cynthia died on Wednesday at her home in Spain with her son Julian by her bedside, her family said.A message on Julian’s webs(...)

Daft Punk and Beyonce at the Tidal music service announcement in. Jay Z unveiled his plans for Tidal, a subscription streaming service that he said will be majority-owned by artists themselves. Photographs:New York Times.

Some of the world’s biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play’s Chris Martin, and Rihanna are backing Jay Z’s new global streaming music se(...)

In 1985, Paul Simon broke the cultural boycott of Apartheid-era South Africa to make Gracelands, much to the anger of many, including Steve Van Zandt.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s the sort of question that might come up at a particularly rarefied pub quiz (which, in its own way, sounds like something Hieronymus Bosch mig(...)

Jack Bruce: composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist has died of liver disease, aged 71. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Jack Bruce, who became famous in the 1960s as the bassist and lead vocalist for the hugely successful rock group Cream, and whose adventurous approac(...)

Tommy Lennon with his creation of a giant-size trumpet at Galway’s Cross Street yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Wellingtons may be de rigueur, but the hosts of Galway’s jazz festival are confident that a potential flood warning for the city will not deter music(...)

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