George Martin was an accomplished composer and musician - and a world-class producer. He will always be remembered as the man who gave The Beatles
their big break and shepherded their career - guiding John
as they grew as songwriters. George even played with the band on more than a few of their early records and later scored almost every recording that had outside accompaniment. Many people called themselves "the fifth Beatle", but only one man can truly claim that distinction : Sir George Martin.