Tributes paid to Beatles’ producer George Martin

Tributes paid on Twitter and at Abbey Road Studios to Beatles’ music producer George Martin who has died at 90.

Fans of The Beatles reacted to the death of music producer George Martin, known as the ‘fifth Beatle’ for his work in shaping the band, as they visited Abbey Road Studios in London on Wednesday (March 9). Widespread tributes were also paid on Twitter from people ranging from British Prime Minister David Cameron to Quincy Jones.
Sir Paul McCartney released a statement reflecting on the “wonderful memories” he shared with Martin. He died on Tuesday (March 8) at the age of 90. He served as producer, collaborator and mentor to Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and produced almost all of the Beatles’ recordings during his seven-decade career in the music industry. Martin started work at Abbey Road Studios in 1950 producing records for EMI’s Parlophone label.

It remains a popular tourist location; the Beatles who recorded there also used the zebra crossing outside the studio entrance for the iconic cover photograph of their 1969 album ‘Abbey Road’. Fans typically walk across the crossing in a bid to recreate the photograph, while a wall outside the studio is covered in Beatles-related graffiti.