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Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono attend memorial service of late Beatles producer George Martin




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Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono attend memorial service of late Beatles producer George Martin
Elton John and James Bay also pay their respects
DAMIAN JONES
12TH MAY 2016



Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Elton John and James Bay have paid their respects to George Martin at a memorial service in London.

The late Beatles producer passed away on March 8 aged 90, and was laid to rest in a private family funeral in Wiltshire, shortly after.

But over 600 mourners attended a memorial service for Martin, dubbed the "fifth Beatle", at St. Martin In The Fields church in Trafalgar Square yesterday (May 11).

McCartney delivered a eulogy praising Martin's impact on The Beatles' music while Bay and comedians Alexander Armstrong and Bernard Cribbins performed at the memorial, reports The Sun.

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When Martin died earlier this year, McCartney said that he was "so sad" to hear of his passing and made reference to how he "guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour."

He added: “I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true friend to me and my family. If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George. From the day that he gave The Beatles our first recording contract, to the last time I saw him, he was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know.

"My family and I, to whom he was a dear friend, will miss him greatly and send our love to his wife Judy and their kids Giles and Lucy, and the grandkids. The world has lost a truly great man who left an indelible mark on my soul and the history of British music."










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Paul McCartney and Elton John attend George Martin's memorial service
XPOSÉ.ie
Entertainment News
12th May 2016

Paul McCartney and Elton John gathered at a memorial service in London to celebrate the life and work of producer George Martin on Wednesday (11May16).

Sir Paul McCartney arrives at the BBC Radio 4 Maida Vale Studios

The legendary music producer, who was often dubbed the Fifth Beatle due to his work with the Fab Four, passed away on 8 March (16) aged 90, and he was laid to rest in a private family funeral in Wiltshire, England not long after.

George's celebrity friends got the opportunity to pay their respects and say farewell at a memorial service at St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square, London on Wednesday.

More than 600 mourners attended the service to celebrate George, including Paul, his fashion designer daughter Stella, Elton and singer James Bay. John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono was reportedly in the congregation too.

Paul delivered a eulogy praising George's impact on the Beatles music while James and British actor/comedians Alexander Armstrong and Bernard Cribbins performed at the memorial, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

Stella posted a selfie on Instagram in which her veiled face is half-covered by the order of service booklet. She writes, "A heart warming service to celebrate a truly great man and his beautiful family."

Composer Howard Goodall wrote on Twitter, "Beautiful, loving tributes at George Martin celebration, particularly from his son Giles & 'other son' Macca. Privilege to be there."

Following George's death, McCartney wrote a lengthy tribute on his personal website, which read, "I'm so sad to hear the news of the passing of dear George Martin. I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever. He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me."

George is survived by his wife Judy Lockhart Smith and their children Lucy and Giles, plus children Alexis and Gregory from his first marriage to Sheena Chisholm.

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twitter.com/StellaMcCartney

11 May
A heart warming service to celebrate a truly great man and his beautiful family. X Stella



Lunch date with @SeanOnoLennon! X Stella








twitter.com/seanonolennon

11 May
Got to chill w some familams today. @stellamccartney photo by @maryamccartney









twitter.com/PNormanWriter

Privileged to attend today's memorial service for Sir George Martin at church of St Martin in the Fields, London #McCartneyBio

At Sir George Martin memorial service, @PaulMcCartney, @YokoOno and @EltonJohn all among congregation.





twitter.com/emilydankworth

A very inspirational memorial service today for Sir George Martin.@PaulMcCartney what a lovely speech! #GeorgeMartin







twitter.com/AnnekaRice

Most beautiful memorial service this morning for Sir George Martin at St Martin-in-the-Fields. 







twitter.com/JulianLennon

A Beautiful Service, for a Truly Incredible Man.... With many dear old friends and family in attendance... <3









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Extended Beatles Family Gathers For George Martin Memorial
Music News 
May 12, 2016 

Members of the extended Beatles family — including John Lennon’s sons Julian and Sean Lennon, along with Paul McCartney’s daughters Mary and Stella McCartney were on hand yesterday (May 11th) at London’s St. Martin-in-the fields for “a service to celebrate the life and work of Sir George Martin.”

Julian posted a photo of the memorial’s program on his Instagram page, writing: “A Beautiful Service, for a Truly Incredible Man…. With many dear old friends and family in attendance. . . A Day to Remember. . .” Both Sean and Stella tweeted a photo of the pair taken by Mary, with Sean writing next to it: “Got to chill w some familams today.”

George Martin died in his sleep on March 8th at age 90. In the 1950’s, Martin joined EMI/Parlophone, and in 1962 as a staff producer, he signed the “Fab Four” after nearly a dozen labels turned the group down.
In addition to producing the Beatles’ entire catalogue, Martin went on to produce Ringo Starr’s 1970 solo debut, Sentimental Journey, along with a trio of Paul McCartney’s ’80s albums Tug Of War (1982), Pipes Of Peace (1983), and Give My Regards To Broadstreet (1984). He’s also worked on numerous other projects with McCartney over the years.

Not long ago, George Martin touched upon how as the Beatles gradually lost interest in live performance, their creative life in the studio grew by leaps and bounds: “Oh yeah, they were becoming quite original.

The thing is, though, they were eternally curious. They wanted to find new ways of doing what they were doing — new harmonies, new endings of songs, and that kind of thing. They would always want to look beyond the horizon.”

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