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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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Fans honour 'fifth Beatle' George Martin at Abbey Road

Fans have written tributes to George Martin on walls on Abbey Road today, following news of the Beatles producer's death at the age of 90.

A fan writes on a wall on Abbey Road in a tribute to 'fifth Beatle' George Martin Credit: SWNS
Fans wrote tributes to Sir George Martin on Abbey Road this morning Credit: SWNS
Abbey Road on Wednesday morning after it was announced that Sir George Martin has died aged 90 Credit: SWNS

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