Musicians, politicians, celebrities pay tribute to producer George Martin

LONDON -- Musicians, politicians and others are paying tribute to music producer George Martin, who has died aged 90.

Here's a look at what some are saying:

See Full Article

"I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true friend to me and my family. If anyone earned the title of the Fifth Beatle it was George" -- Paul McCartney.

"God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed" -- Beatles drummer Ringo Starr on Twitter.

Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx?? pic.twitter.com/um2hRFB7qF

— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016

"George Martin was a gentleman above all. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with Judy & the family at this sad time" -- George Harrison's widow Olivia and son Dhani.

"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" -- John Lennon's son Sean Ono Lennon on Twitter.

R.I.P. George Martin. I'm so gutted I don't have many words. Thinking of Judy and Giles and… https://t.co/3Nc8sCgRpN

— Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) March 9, 2016

"RIP to my musical brother George Martin. We were friends since 1964, & I am so thankful 4 that gift. Bless u & your precious posse 4ever" -- musician-producer Quincy Jones on Twitter.

"Sir George Martin was a giant of music - working with the Fab Four to create the world's most enduring pop music" -- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Twitter.

Sir George Martin was a giant of music - working with the Fab Four to create the world's most enduring pop music.

— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 9, 2016

"Thank you Sir George Martin: the greatest British record producer of all time. We will never stop living in the world you helped create" -- producer Mark Ronson on Twitter.

"The legends are really going home! Visionary producer of TheBeatles, George Martin (1926-2016)" -- musician Lenny Kravitz on Twitter.

"George Martin was the Edmund Hillary of music -- adventurer, explorer, discovering routes for pop music we have all gratefully trod behind in. He was also a beautiful, gentle man I had the pleasure of chatting to on many occasions. A Giant" -- Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp on Twitter.

"So sad to hear about Sir George. It is the end of a wonderful era. I had the privilege to have known him as a friend and work with him as an artist. He was a delightful, brilliant man. We won't see his like again" -- musician Elton John on Instagram.

"In an era where the words LEGEND and ICON are used far too frequently, there is now one less REAL LEGEND and ICON in the world. George Martin impacted music with contributions that will outlive us all. Sir George, WE Thank you" -- rockers Bon Jovi on Facebook.

"How very sad to wake to the news Sir George Martin has left us. He made my first Bond film sound brilliant!" -- James Bond actor Roger Moore on Twitter.

"Always, always positive, and deeply thoughtful and creative, the man was a gentle giant of popular music" -- Queen guitarist Brian May on his blog.



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Tatiana Maslany on pressures of playing a real person in 'Stronger'

    Entertainment CTV News
    TORONTO -- After juggling the nuances of numerous clones on TV's "Orphan Black," Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany tried to strike a different balance for the Boston Marathon bombing drama "Stronger." The Regina-raised actress plays Erin Hurley, a real person who helped her boyfriend Jeff Bauman through physical therapy and drinking problems after he lost his legs in the explosion more than four years ago. Source
  • 'The Punisher' trailer tries to eliminate bad memories of previous adaptations

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Netflix has released the first full trailer for "Marvel's The Punisher" series starring Jon Bernthal. Bernthal returns to the role he made his own (Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson all starred in "Punisher" movies; none were able to merit a sequel) when he initially debuted as Frank Castle/The Punisher (one of Marvel Comics most violent characters) in Season 2 of "Daredevil. Source
  • Olivia Munn talks Lego and reveals why she may never film another cameo after 'Ocean's Eight'

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Olivia Munn has brawn, brains and beauty, but that doesn’t mean she was always the cool kid. “I moved around a lot as a kid, so I was always the new girl in school,” she replies when asked what she was like in high school. Source
  • Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, Clint Black plan Harvey benefit

    Entertainment CTV News
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Don Henley, Lyle Lovett and Clint Black are the latest musicians planning a concert to raise money for victims of Harvey. The trio on Tuesday announced a Nov. 28 show at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. Source
  • 'This was not ok:' Alvvays singer dodges kiss after fan jumps onstage

    Entertainment CBC News
    ?Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin was left stunned during a recent show when a male fan bolted onto the stage and attempted to kiss her. The Toronto-based indie band, known for dreamy pop songs including Archie, Marry Me, was performing at a venue in Antwerp, Belgium on Saturday when the incident was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube. Source
  • 'This is not just a bit of fun:' Alvvays singer Molly Rankin harassed in onstage incident

    Entertainment CBC News
    ?Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin was left stunned during a recent show when a male fan bolted onto the stage and attempted to kiss her. The Toronto-based indie band, known for dreamy pop songs including Archie, Marry Me, was performing at a venue in Antwerp, Belgium on Saturday when the incident was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube. Source
  • Woman linked to Kevin Hart's cheating scandal denies being an extortionist

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    LOS ANGELES — A woman has come forward to say she was involved with Kevin Hart a month ago but she is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag spoke to reporters at her lawyer’s Los Angeles office Wednesday following Hart’s weekend apology to his pregnant wife and children via an Instagram video for what he called an error in judgment. Source
  • Woman linked to Kevin Hart denies being an extortionist

    Entertainment CTV News
    LOS ANGELES -- A woman has come forward to say she was involved with Kevin Hart a month ago but she is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag spoke to reporters at her lawyer's Los Angeles office Wednesday following Hart's weekend apology to his pregnant wife and children via an Instagram video for what he called an error in judgment. Source
  • 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' review: Sequel lacks punch and vibe of first film

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed. But by the second film, there’s a decidedly ungentlemanly whiff about them — of desperation. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” comes three years after the first leg in the Matthew Vaughn-directed franchise — and it bodes poorly for the expected third. Source
  • Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

    Entertainment CTV News
    Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host. Source