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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - 14:16
'Fifth Beatle' Sir George Martin had died
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George Martin, whose production skills helped define the sound of British popular music, has died aged 90, foreign media reports.

Martin came into stardom at with the Beatles; from the loveable mop-top recordings of the early 1960s to the acid-drenched psychedelia of Sergeant Pepper.His career spanned six decades; in that time he produced more than 700 records, wrote film scores and worked with music's greatest talents.

His family thanked "everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support" after his death at home on Tuesday, his manager said.

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr broke the news on Twitter and led tributes, saying Sir George "will be missed".

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