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'Fifth Beatle' Sir George Martin dies at 90

Sir George Martin, the record producer known as the "Fifth Beatle", has died aged 90, Ringo Starr has said on Twitter.

Sir George helped the Beatles achieve global success as the head of the Parlophone record label after hearing their demo tape in 1962.

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George Martin 'saw the real talent' in the Beatles

ITV News Correspondent Nina Nannar reports

George Martin "saw the real talent in John Lennon and Paul McCartney", Beatles biographer Philip Norman said as he paid tribute to the star.

Martin, who signed the Beatles, died yesterday aged 90. He is survived by his wife Judy and four children.

Mr Norman told ITV News: "He devoted himself to making it sound as good as it could. He became a celebrity producer although he didn't want to be a celebrity."

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