December 3, 2006
THE article on George Martin reaffirmed my belief in what music journalism can achieve: a harmonious array of fact and emotion toward the project, making it clear how passionate Randy Lewis and the people involved are on this topic ["The Pop Producers," Nov. 19]. CHRISTINE HODINH Long Beach I am a Beatles fan from their early days. My first concert was the Beatles at Dodger Stadium. My wife and I saw and heard "Love" during the rehearsal month. It was the best sound I had ever heard.
June 13, 1989 |
Mike Kenn, five-time All-Pro tackle of the Atlanta Falcons, has replaced George Martin as president of the National Football League Players Assn. Gene Upshaw also was reelected to a three-year term as executive director at the meeting of the association's board of reps Sunday in Chicago, the group said today. Kenn is an 11-year NFL veteran. Martin, of the New York Giants, retired at the end of the 1988 season.
July 23, 2001 |
Former Beatle George Harrison has admitted that he expects to die soon from cancer, a British newspaper quoted the group's former producer as saying. The musician has been treated for a brain tumor and lung cancer. The Mail on Sunday said Harrison, 58, told producer George Martin that he does not have long to live. Martin told the paper: "He is taking it easy and hoping that the thing will go away. . . . But he knows that he is going to die soon."
July 26, 2008 |
Nearly 2,000 people attended a memorial service at Anderson Air Force Base for the six crew members of a B-52 bomber that plunged into the Pacific on Monday. The six officers killed were: Maj. Christopher M. Cooper, 33; Maj. Brent D. Williams, 37; Capt. Michael K. Dodson, 31; 1st Lt. Joshua D. Shepherd, 25; 1st Lt. Robert D. Gerren, 32; and Col. George Martin, 51. They were based at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
October 11, 1990 |
Pop impresario George Martin said Wednesday that the Beatles might not have become superstars had they started out in the 1990s. He was speaking after presenting the John Lennon songwriting awards to three students at Salford College of Technology near Manchester, the day after what would have been Lennon's 50th birthday. "John was not all that keen on education," said Martin, Lennon's and the group's producer. "If he had been around now, I don't think the Beatles would have broken through."
May 31, 1987 |
Geoff Emerick leaned his head back and squinted, remembering. "It was a great time," he said. "I feel privileged to have lived through it--not just being a part of 'Sgt. Pepper.' To me, it will never happen again. Everything changed. " Emerick was the 21-year-old kid who engineered every minute of all 700 hours of the four months it took to record the Beatles' "Sgt.