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George Martin

Sue Lawley's castaway is record producer, composer and 'fifth beatle' George Martin.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is a musician who became famous for producing other people's music. George Martin will be talking to Sue Lawley about how he earned money to pay for piano lessons, was helped by a fairy godfather to study at the Guildhall School of Music and went on in 1962 to sign up and produce the group which changed the face of popular music. He'll be discussing his relationship with The Beatles and his extremely productive life since they disbanded 25 years ago.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Bess You Is My Woman Now by George Gershwin
Book: A book on how to build a boat
Luxury: An electric keyboard

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Jul 1996 09:05

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis and Chloe -Daybreak

    • Daphnis Et Chloe.
    • Decca.
  • The Beatles

    I Want To Hold Your Hand

    • The Beatles Past Masters Volume One.
    • Parlophone.
  • Peter Cook & Jonathan Miller

    Aftermyth of War

    • Beyond The Fringe.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Oboe Quartet in F major

    • Mozart.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Foggy, Foggy Dew

    • Benjamin Britten.
    • EMI.
  • George Martin

    Old Boston

    • Classic FM.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • George Gershwin

      Bess, you is my woman now (from Porgy and Bess)

      • Porgy And Bess.
      • Decca.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

    • Tchaikovsky.
    • Nixa.
  • Book Choice

    • A book on how to build a boat

  • Luxury Choice

    • An electric keyboard

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest George Martin

Broadcasts

  • Sun 19 Nov 1995 12:15
  • Fri 24 Nov 1995 09:05
  • Fri 12 Jul 1996 09:05

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