Giles Martin, the son of the late Sir George Martin, has shared a heartwarming home movie of the legendary Beatles producer reminiscing about first meeting The Fab Four with his granddaughter
In the clip, shared via Twitter, Martin recalls his first impressions of the iconic quartet when they travelled from Liverpool to London on June 6, 1962, to meet him; The band had just famously been turned down by Decca Records and, while Martin wasn't blown away by their songs, but thought the Beatles showed great potential. “Well, that’s a silly name for a start,” he quips.
"I met them in London and when I listened ... it was OK, but it wasn't brilliant," Martin continued. "But the magic bit came when I started to get to know them because they were terribly good people."
“They were funny, they were very clever…and they were the kind of people that you liked to be with,” he continued. “So I thought, ‘if I feel this way about them, other people will feel this way about them’. So, therefore, they should be very popular.”
I don’t normally share anything personal but this my dad from a while back explaining to my daughter he signed the Beatles. Ordinary people do extraordinary things. Great decisions are made for the simplest reasons. “I figured if I like them this much other people might too” ❤️ pic.twitter.com/j4bf96b4zS— Giles Martin (@mashupmartin) January 19, 2022
Martin and the Beatles would be a defining force in pop culture for the better part of the next decade, working together on every Beatles album, through to 1970's Let It Be and post-production work on the Anthology albums. Martin passed away in March 2016, at age 90.
Last year, the story of Sir George Martin’s incredible AIR Studios on Montserrat was explored in an awesome music documentary titled Under The Volcano, check it out here.
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