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Happy Birthday Sir George Martin!

He's one of the guys that's been called the 5th Beatle, was knighted by the Queen, and has a very smooth sophisticated English accent.
He's George Martin, and he turns 87 today. Not only was he one of the wizards behind the amazing music of the Beatles, he also worked with the likes of Jeff Beck, Gerry and The Pacemakers and America..not to mention all the comedy records he produced before getting his hands on the Beatles.
 
A documentary about Martin's life came out last year on the BBC and is now available on DVD (and perhaps Netflix?). It seems like Produced by George Martin might be a good exploration of Martin's career--although some reviewers say it was slow moving, including one who said he got in two naps while watching it!  Another reviewer mentioned problems understanding the thick British accents..even though there were subtitles!

I recommend you watch the trailer to get the high points. My favorite part involved Peter Sellers reciting.....no I won't ruin it for you. 



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