Music world mourns death of iconic producer George Martin

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 1996 file photo, Sir George Martin poses for the media with his knighthood at Buckingham Palace, London. George Martin, the Beatles' urbane producer who quietly guided the band's swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural revolutionaries, has died, his management said Wednesday March 9, 2016. He was 90. (Neil Munns/PA via AP)

(AP) – Musicians, politicians and others are paying tribute to music producer George Martin, who has died aged 90. Martin was a producer for The Beatles.

Musician Paul McCartney said, “George Martin was ‘like a second father to me.”

John Lennon’s son Sean gave his condolences on Instagram.

One of the creators of the song “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson, tweeted thanks.

British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke of the producer.

Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet also gave condolences. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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