George Martin: Old Boston
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54. George Martin: Old Boston
Recognise this zebra crossing? It's where The Beatles were photographed for one of their most iconic album covers, 'Abbey Road'. Their legendary producer, Sir George Martin is sometimes referred to as 'the Fifth Beatle' for his distinctive contribution to each of their original albums. But Sir George had a Guildhall training in piano and oboe and originally worked in classical music. His suite for guitar and orchestra, 'Three American Sketches' includes this tender and touching melody.