Fact: Game Of Thrones fans were left distraught on Wednesday (09Mar16) after mistaking legendary Beatles producer George Martin for author George R. R. Martin. The music mogul, known as the "fifth Beatle", died late on Tuesday (08Mar16), aged 90, but devotees of the fantasy series thought their favourite writer had passed away before he could finish his long-delayed final two instalments of his popular A Song of Ice and Fire series, and began mourning his loss on social media, before realising their error.
Quote: "When I first met them I wasn't convinced that they were able to write a good song. But now, looking back on history, the catalogue of songs that they have conceived is fantastic. And I would have given my eyeteeth to have written even one of them." Sir George Martin had his doubts about signing The Beatles.
Fact: The upcoming THE Beatles: ROCK BAND videogame will feature previously unreleased studio chatter between the Fab Four and producer George Martin. Forty-five of the groups hits will feature in the release, which is set to become a big seller when it hits stores in September (09).
Fact: Razorlight frontman JOHNNY BORRELL is teaming up with Queen star ROGER TAYLOR to honour George Martin at the UK Music Hall of Fame next week (14NOV06). The Beatles producer will receive an honorary membership at the London event.
Quote: "This is the last time I shall work on any Beatles record. For Christ's sake, I'm 80!" Legendary producer George Martin has no intention of revisiting the BEATLES back catalogue ever again, after working on the music for the Cirque du Soleil production LOVE.