Ringo Starr pays tribute to 'Fifth Beatle'
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 March 2016
George Martin, the producer often referred to as "the fifth Beatle", has passed away at the age of 90 and Ringo Starr has paid tribute to him via Twitter
Ringo Starr has paid tribute to the late Beatles producer George Martin, who has died at the age of 90.
The producer gave the band their big break and was often referred to as "the fifth Beatle" and Ringo took to his Twitter page to share his sadness at the death of his friend and colleague.
He wrote: "God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed xxx."
After signing The Beatles in 1962, George went on to produce and arrange the majority of their music and over his career he had 23 number-one hits in the US and 30 number-one singles in the UK.
John Lennon's son Sean also took to social media to praise the legendary producer.
He wrote on Facebook: "R.I.P. George Martin. I'm so gutted I don't have many words. Thinking of Judy and Giles and family. Love Always, Sean."
Speaking previously about George, Sir Paul McCartney has said: "He's a very good producer. He's one of the best in the world."
George is survived by his second wife Judy Lockhart-Smith and his four children.