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George Martin, the "fifth Beatle", dies at 90

Ringo Starr reported the news on Twitter

9th March, 2016
George Martin, who has died aged 90 Pic: Courtesy RTÉ

Sir George Martin, the record producer known as the "Fifth Beatle", has died aged 90, Ringo Starr has said on Twitter.

Martin produced much of the Beatles' classic catalogue, helping them to achieve global success as the head of the Parlophone record label after hearing their demo tape in 1962.

"God bless George Martin," Ringo wrote late on Tuesday night. "Peace and love to Judy and his family, love Ringo and Barbara. George will be missed."

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