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George R.r. Martin Attends 'Game Of Thrones' Screening, Fans Drink 'Got Beer'

By Michael West | 23rd March 2014

George R. R. Martin was the surprise attendee of a Games of Thrones fan-experience at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night (March 20, 2014), where 7,000 fans turned out to watch the fourth...

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Julian Lennon Spent 10 Years On Album

7th September 2013

Julian Lennon spent 10 years crafting his latest album.The singer and songwriter - son of late Beatles musician John Lennon - spent a long time in the studio perfecting the tracks on 'Everything Changes' to...

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Paul Mccartney Hires Stars For New Album

12th August 2013

Sir Paul McCartney has hired The Beatles' producer Sir George Martin's son to work on his new album. The 71-year-old star has appointed Giles Martin - whose father produced nearly all of Paul's former group's...

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Jack Vance Dies: Game Of Thrones Writer George Martin Leads Tributes To Sci-fi Great

By Contributor | 30th May 2013

Tributes from the great and good of the science fiction writing world have been pouring in the light of the death of Jack Vance, best known for his Dying Earth stories. Vance died in his...

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Sir George Martin Honoured At Music Producers Guild Awards

8th February 2013

Famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin was honoured with the top prize at the Music Producers Guild Awards on Thursday (07Feb13) for his contributions to music.The recording studio pioneer, credited with shaping the Fab Four's...

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Sir George Martin To Be Honoured At Music Producers Guild Awards

12th December 2012

Famed Beatles producer Sir George Martin is to be recognised for his contributions to U.K. music at the forthcoming Music Producers Guild Awards.The recording studio pioneer, credited with shaping the Fab Four's sound, will take...

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Gary Barlow Honoured For Charity Work And Music

6th November 2012

Gary Barlow feels ''special'' after being honoured for his services to charity and British music.'The X Factor' judge became the 21st recipient of the prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award at a star-studded bash at London's...

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Joe Meek Beats Sir George Martin & Jones To The Top Of Producers Poll

19th April 2012

Sixties music mogul Joe Meek has topped a new list of great record producers, beating the likes of Sir George Martin and Quincy Jones.British music magazine Nme compiled the list of studio greats and Meek,...

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Paul Mccartney And Ringo Pay Tribute To George

3rd October 2011

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr joined to paid tribute to George Harrison yesterday (02.10.11).The two surviving members of The Beatles joined with their bandmate's widow, Olivia Harrison, his son Dhani, producer Sir George Martin,...

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Sir George Martin's Noise Struggles At Concert

27th September 2011

Beatles producer Sir George Martin struggled to sit through a recent concert, complaining the "enormously loud" sound was dangerous.The studio mastermind, who suffers ear problems and wears two hearing aids, was the guest of honour...

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The Beatles Entourage Set To Reunite For Cirque Du Soleil Anniversary

22nd May 2011

A few members and associates of the Beatles are set to get together in Las Vegas on 8 June to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Love', the music-driven circus show from THE...

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The Things They Say 21381

25th April 2011

"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...

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Martin Pays Tribute To Film Composer Barry

31st January 2011

BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN has added his tribute to late composer JOHN BARRY, who died from a heart attack on Sunday (30Jan11).Martin tells Britain's Channel 4 News, Barry was "probably our most famous film...

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Sir Tom Jones Gets Lifetime Award

2nd November 2010

Sir Tom Jones received the Music Industry Trusts Award for his outstanding contribution to the music industry last night (01.11.10).The legendary artist - who made his chart debut in 1964 with 'It's Not Unusual' -...

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Lily Allen And Jay Sean Given Bmi Awards

6th October 2010

Lily Allen, Jay Sean and Sting all received songwriting awards last night (05.10.10).The pop stars were all given awards for the amount of radio and TV play they have had in the US at the...

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Mark Ronson To Quit The Stage?

28th September 2010

Mark Ronson may quit performing onstage in the next five years.'The Bike Song' hitmaker said he thinks he's getting too old to keep performing for too much longer and has hinted he will concentrate on...

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Ringo Starr No Gamer

14th January 2010

Ringo Starr can't play 'The Beatles: Rock Band' computer game.The musician - who was the drummer in the Fab Four - has tried to beat the virtual skins but struggles to replicate his parts virtually....

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Paul Mccartney's Musical Son

12th November 2009

Sir Paul McCartney has inspired his son to make music.The Beatles legend is a massive influence on James, 32, who has formed The Light with pals Bryan Johnson on drums and bassist Charlie Turner, who...

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Beatles Producer Martin Recovering After Op

21st October 2009

Famed BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN is recovering after undergoing surgery in London.The recording studio pioneer, credited with shaping the Fab Four's sound, had a "routine" operation earlier this week (begs19Oct09) and has since returned...

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Fascinating Fact 7842

15th August 2009

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...

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Glastonbury's Eavis 'One Of The Most Influential People On Earth'

1st May 2009

MICHAEL EAVIS, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, is one of the most influential people on Earth, according to Time magazine. Eavis, who divides his time between farming and putting on one of the world's most...

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Island Records Boss Blackwell Named Most Influential Music Executive

10th April 2009

Island Records founder CHRIS BLACKWELL beat Glastonbury festival founder MICHAEL EAVIS and THE BEATLES producer GEORGE MARTIN to land the title of the most influential music executive of the last 50 years at the Music...

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Former Beatles Engineer Norman Smith Dies At 85

8th March 2008

The Beatles' former engineer, Norman Smith, has died at the age on 85.Smith worked on every studio recording the Beatles made between 1962 and 1965.In 1965 record label EMI promoted him from engineer to producer...

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Kylie Scoops Industry Gong

30th October 2007

Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue has picked up another award to add to her brimming collection.The former Neighbours star was honoured with the Music Industry Trust gong last night in London.It recognises her contribution to...

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Lennon's Wives Disagree Over New Beatles Album

19th November 2006

JOHN LENNON's first wife CYNTHIA has hit out at YOKO ONO for not allowing his son JULIAN to contribute to a new album of reworked THE BEATLES songs. Cynthia, who was married to the late...

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Fascinating Fact 2413

10th November 2006

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...

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The Things They Say 3240

1st November 2006

"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...

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Monro Rarities Set For Release

31st August 2006

More than 150 unreleased songs by the late crooner MATT MONRO have been discovered in London studio Abbey Road. The FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE singer's rarities, many produced by BEATLES' knob-twiddler GEORGE MARTIN, have been...

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Mccartney's Grandchildren Record Beatles Hit

18th June 2006

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's grandchildren have recorded their very own version of BEATLES hit WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR as a 64th birthday gift for him. MARY and STELLA - his children with late wife LINDA - sneaked...

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Mccartney Gets An Early Birthday Treat In Las Vegas

17th June 2006

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY got his birthday weekend off to a cheerful start in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday night (15JUN06) by checking out CIRQUE DU SOLEIL's new BEATLES tribute LOVE. The rocker, who turns 64...

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