Musicians pay tribute to late Beatles producer George Martin

Sir George Martin became known as 'the fifth Beatle' thanks to his work with the band

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Sir George Martin, who signed The Beatles in 1962, has passed away at the age of 90

In a career that spanned six decades, Martin produced over 700 records, racking up 30 number ones across the United Kingdom and the United States as well as 17 chart-topping records with The Beatles. 

A statement issued by C A Management, which represented Martin, described him as "one of music's most creative talents" who "helped revolutionise the art of popular music recording", sentiments which were echoed by a number of people who took to Twitter and social media to pay tribute to the late producer.

The tributes were lead by Ringo Starr, who confirmed the news on Twitter, and thanked Martin for all his "love and kindness".

The BBC shared an interview from their archives in which John Lennon described Martin's influence, stating that "he had a very great musical knowledge and background, so he could translate for us and suggest things".

Other leading figures and organisations across the industry also shared their thoughts on Martin on social media.

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, also paid tribute to the late producer, describing him as a "giant of music".