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George Martin, who died Tuesday at the age of 90, may be a little less known than the rest of The Beatles, but the record producer’s impact on the band was beyond measure.
Before harnessing the genre-altering band, he produced mostly symphonic and chamber recordings; a skill that he would bring to much of The Beatles’ later work.
Milo Miles, a music critic for Fresh Air, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young for a look back at the legendary music producer.
Editor’s Note: While the album “Let It Be” was produced by Phil Spector, the music for the song “Let It Be” was produced by George Martin and later prepared by Spector. On that track, Martin is also credited with playing Hammond organ and shaker.