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Sir George Martin

Commonly known as the ‘fifth Beatle’, the legendary producer needs no introduction.

His career spanned more than six decades. In addition to production and engineering his work also encompassed composing for film, television, plus live performance and A&R.

His film score credits include Crooks Anonymous (1962), A Hard Day's Night (1964), Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965), The Family Way (1966), Yellow Submarine (1968), Pulp (1972, starring Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney), The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973) and John Schlesinger-directed Honky Tonk Freeway starring Peter Sellers (1981).

He scored the 1973 James Bond feature Live & Let Die, and produced the theme to the film by Paul McCartney and Wings plus Shirley Bassey’s theme for Goldfinger.

George Martin composed the first ever music heard on Radio 1 when it launched in 1967, "Theme One", later covered by the band Van der Graaf Generator.