Sir George Henry Martin CBE (born 3 January 1926) English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as 'the Fifth Beatle' in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums. He is considered one of the greatest record producers of all time, with 30 number one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number one hits in the United States. Influenced by a range of musical styles, encompassing Cole Porter and Johnny Dankworth, he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1947 to 1950, studying piano and oboe. Following his graduation, he worked for the BBC's classical music department, then joined EMI in 1950. Martin produced comedy and novelty records in the early 1950s, working with the likes of Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan. In a career spanning over six decades, Martin has worked in music, film, television and live performance. He has also held a number of senior executive roles at media companies and contributes to a wide range of charitable causes, including his work for the Prince's Trust and the Caribbean island of Montserrat. In recognition of his services to the music industry and popular culture, he was awarded as Knight Bachelor in 1996 (source: wikipedia.org)
Academy Award 1964 - Nomination Scoring of Music (for A Hard Day's Night)
Grammy Award 1967 - Best Contemporary Album (as producer of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Grammy Award 1967 - Album Of The Year (as producer of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Grammy Award 1973 - Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) (as arranger of 'Live and Let Die')
BRIT Awards 1977 - Best British Producer (of the past 25 years).
BRIT Awards 1984 - Outstanding Contribution To Music
Grammy Award 1993 - Best Musical Show Album (as producer of The Who's Tommy)
Grammy Award 2007 - Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, producer together with Giles Martin, of The Beatles album Love
Grammy Award 2007 - Best Surround Sound Album, producer together with Giles Martin, of The Beatles album Love
Martin was named the British Phonographic Industry's 'Man of the Year' for 1998.
In April 1989, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music by Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 15 March 1999 and into the UK Music Hall of Fame on 14 November 2006.
In 2002, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Film by the World Soundtrack Academy at Belgium's Flanders International Film Festival.
He was granted his own Coat of Arms in March 2004 by the College of Arms. His shield features three beetles, a House Martin holding a recorder, and the Latin motto Amore Solum Opus Est ('All You Need Is Love').
In November 2006, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music by Leeds Metropolitan University
In September 2008, he was awarded the James Joyce Award by the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin.
Martin has also been honoured with a Gold Medal for Services to the Arts from the CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers).
On 25 May 2010 he was given an honorary membership in the Audio Engineering Society at the 128th AES Convention in London.
On 29 June 2011 he was given an honorary degree, Doctor of Music, from the University of Oxford.
On 19 Oct 2012 won a lifetime award in the 39th Golden Badge Awards