What made Sir George Martin the Fifth Beatle? As a tribute to the late, legendary record producer, I sit down with Davey Lane (You Am I) and drummer Brett Wolfie to talk about Martin’s contributions to the greatest pop records ever made. We delve into:
- The tough decision he forced them to make that changed the band forever
- How Martin’s arranging skills made Can’t Buy Me Love a hit
- Sir George’s contribution as a musician on tracks like A Hard Day’s Night, Long Tall Sally and In My Life
- How his background in making comedy records with Peter Sellers helped him make Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite
- Why he walked out during the White Album sessions
- The production advice George Martin once gave me
- The George Martin tribute show Davey and Brett played together earlier this year
- The unusual covers of Beatles songs Martin produced later on in his career
- The time that John Lennon asked George to do the impossible, and how he did it
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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