George Martin

1926 - 2016

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Sir George Henry Martin (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, and musician. He was commonly referred to as the "fifth Beatle" because of his extensive involvement in each of the Beatles' original albums. Martin's formal musical expertise and interest in novel recording practices facilitated the group's rudimentary musical education and desire for new musical sounds to record. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Martin has received more than 4,971,622 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). George Martin is the 166th most popular musician (up from 183rd in 2019), the 646th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 719th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Musician.

George Martin is most famous for being the producer of the Beatles.

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  • 5.0M

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  • 63.00

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  • 52

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  • 4.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.71

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, George Martin ranks 166 out of 3,175Before him are Alfred Cortot, Leslie Cheung, Karl Thomas Mozart, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Joseph Joachim, and Chick Corea. After him are José Feliciano, Giovanni Battista Viotti, Brian Eno, Klaus Nomi, Ian Paice, and Itzhak Perlman.

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Among people born in 1926, George Martin ranks 55Before him are Vivian Maier, Ingrid Thulin, Clifford Geertz, Richard Crenna, Harry Dean Stanton, and Ingeborg Bachmann. After him are Henry Way Kendall, Tony Bennett, Maria Schell, Shohei Imamura, Masatoshi Koshiba, and Vasily Arkhipov. Among people deceased in 2016, George Martin ranks 47Before him are Věra Čáslavská, James Cronin, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Ray Tomlinson, Esma Redžepova, and René Angélil. After him are Michael Cimino, Michel Galabru, Ahmed Zewail, Michèle Morgan, George Gaynes, and Junko Tabei.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Martin ranks 646 out of 8,785Before him are W. H. Auden (1907), Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877), James Hargreaves (1720), Philippa of England (1394), James Paul Moody (1887), and James Dewar (1842). After him are John Kendrew (1917), Bobby Robson (1933), John Flamsteed (1646), Kevin Keegan (1951), Brian Eno (1948), and Colin Maclaurin (1698).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, George Martin ranks 41Before him are Mike Oldfield (1953), Ronnie Wood (1947), Roger Glover (1945), Malcolm Young (1953), Chris Slade (1946), and Tony Iommi (1948). After him are Brian Eno (1948), Ian Paice (1948), Bill Wyman (1936), John Cale (1942), John Paul Jones (1946), and Amy Winehouse (1983).