TOM’S BLOG | MAY 18TH

TOM’S BLOG | MAY 18TH

TOM’S BLOG | MAY 18TH

Part two of the George Martin – Beatles collaboration.

The Beatles fame and success is well-documented.  From the early days of John meeting Paul, adding George, and the trials and tribulations from Liverpool to Hamburg, Germany to the firing of drummer Pete Best and replacing him with Ringo to a recording contract at EMI to world fame, the story is one of destiny.  Lady luck also played a part. Manager Brian Epstein changing the group from leather to suits and ties and refining stage deportment helped prepare the Beatles for world review.

George Martin’s role of music producer and collaborator grew throughout their time together in the Abbey Road studios.  It was also unique, considering the somewhat strange producer-artist associations that previously existed, namely the Buddy Holly-Norman Petty saga.

Martin never attempted to horn in on the songwriting credits of the powerful Lennon-McCartney partnership.  Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, it was standard practice to do so.  The gentleman Martin remained the conduit through which the Beatles could transfer creative genius to recorded musical greatness.  Despite the importance of his role, he never over-stepped the bounds.

The best record is the history their association gave the world.

Looking forward to the discussion of Martin with Dr. Kenneth Womack on the Mid-Day Show.  His new book, “Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years: 1926-1966)” is due out in September.

Dr. Womack will present a free multi-media show on the Beatles Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Historic Courthouse in Downtown Lewistown.

 

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