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Thread #159429   Message #3777569
Posted By: Mick Tems
09-Mar-16 - 04:20 AM
Thread Name: Obit: George Martin (1926-2016)
Subject: RE: Obit: George Martin
Radio Wales and BBC Breakfast reported that Sir George Martin had died at the age of 90. He recorded many artists, particularly Flanders and Swann, but it was the magic combination of George's producing and four loveable moptop rock-and-roll musicians that put me the on The Road To Damascus. Like thousands of other teenagers, I just had to have a guitar, and badgered my parents into buying me an acoustic one as a Christmas present. Lots of influences inspired me - John Singleton of Goodmayes Methodist Youth Club, Bunjies cellar club and Fairport Convention amongst them - and the music has taken me to Hong Kong, New Zealand, America and many European countries, and I have learned to love and appreciate the vast riches of Welsh, Celtic and English folk traditions. I'm a founder of Llantrisant Folk Club, the best community there is, and we are celebrating our 35-year run.

And all because of Sir George Martin and The Beatles...