90 year old George Martin is dead. The brilliant music producer guided The Beatles' historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural icons. I recall speaking with him once and my initial impression was that he had great vision and was a lovely person.
BBC News - Sir George Martin, the 'fifth Beatle' dies, aged 90 http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35761464
Beatles' producer George Martin dies at 90 http://hosted2.ap.org/…/Article_2016-03-09-EU--Obit-George%… …
'Fifth Beatle' George Martin dead at 90 http://reut.rs/1p715H1 via @Reuters