You can find 'Arena - Produced By George Martin' HERE and Desert Island Discs 1982 and 1995, and George Martin Record Producer on the Listen page.
RIP dad. I love you. I'm so proud to have been your son. I'll miss you more than words can say. Thank you for the all times we had together.— Giles Martin (@mashupmartin) March 9, 2016
George Martin was a gentleman above all. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with Judy & the family at this sad time. -Olivia and Dhani— George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) March 9, 2016
God Bless George Martin, the greatest Music Producer of all time.— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) March 10, 2016
Peace and Love to Judy, Giles and the family. pic.twitter.com/ADUMUcBFCq
Thank you for all your love and kindness George peace and love xx😎✌️🌟💖 pic.twitter.com/um2hRFB7qF— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
These are his explanations of his sackings. He didn't have much of a filter when it came to expressing his opinions, bless him. But that's why I loved him.
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Here’s the blurb I put together for my blog back then…
‘John Lennon Shouts Catchphrase “Can You Hear Me Mother?”
I have just discovered John Lennon shouting Sandy Powell's catchphrase, "Can You Hear Me Mother?" - an oft heard phrase in our home from my Dad who copied Sandy's voice accent too. John does exactly the same sing-song voice - copying Sandy as if singing the notes of his spoken voice (if you know what I mean).
This can be heard towards the end of the long note on "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" at about 2:42.
Something about Sandy...
Sandy Powell (b 30 Jan 1900 d 26 Jun 1982) Sandy Powell was one of the most successful comedians of his generation. He started performing at the age of five when his mother lied and said he was eleven! He was one of the first comedians to realise the importance of records and released a whole series of 78s of his sketches that sold in the millions. Rather than take an outright fee he was canny enough to take a penny per disc.
Sandy showed the same Yorkshire acumen in his film career starting in 1933 with Pathe Pictorials' short two-reelers of his stage shows before moving into feature films with The Third String (1933) and Can You Hear Me Mother (1935). Inevitably he was invited by John E Blakeley to Manchester where he starred in the first film to be produced at the Dickenson Road Studios - Cup Tie Honeymoon (1947). Until his death, he remained a huge success on television and the stage, being awarded an MBE in 1975.’
Here’s the Whatever Gets You Through The Night “Can you hear me mother?”
and here’s the Savile Row Rooftop “Can you hear me mother?”
Interesting isn’t it?!
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