Beatles Producer George Martin Dies [VIDEO]

Iconic Beatles producer Sir George Martin has died, a Universal Music Group spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 90. Ringo Starr first shared the news on Twitter. Martin, who was dubbed β€œthe Fifth Beatle,” gave the band their first recording contract and worked with them on almost of their music. He also worked with recording artists such as Kate Bush, Jeff Beck, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, America, Cheap Trick, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Celine Dion, and solo efforts by Starr and Paul McCartney. He also produced Elton John’s single β€œCandle in the Wind,” which is one of the best-selling songs of all time. Martin has won several Grammy Awards and was knighted in 1996.