**'Arena: Produced by George Martin' BBC 2 Monday25th - Awesome. A Legend. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/arena
I highly recommend watching this program on BBC iPlayer.
Martin had 36 no 1's with the Beatles in the 60s..
(In my other life I am a record producer!) He says that The Beatles didn't sound so great at first either... :
A very well made docmentary and such an interesting character! I especially liked his comment that when the Beatles first arrived in the studio! 'Their music was rubbish - but importantly they made you feel good and they had charisma.'
Also his reference to Degas' quote about his art "It's not what you see, it's about what we make others see", in comparing this with what he hoped to achieve in sound. He hoped to 'paint' in the studio rather than to simply make a copy.
The program was followed by The Beatles 'A Hard Days Night', so many memories......! P Keightley
As a producer he has been responsible for bringing a host of artists into recording studios particularly in the humorous field with brilliant performers such as Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan,
It was in 1962 that he signed The Beatles to EMI - a decision which launched them on their remarkable career, producing every record they made until they disbanded in 1970. As well as The Beatles, Martin has produced recordings for many other well known artists, including Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers,