George Martin

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If These Walls Could Sing review – mystery tour of Abbey Road Studios
Mary McCartney’s documentary about the legendary home to the Beatles’ and many other stars’ recordings is an enjoyable diversion

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Live and let fly: the tall tale of Paul McCartney’s 007 theme song is revealed
Newly discovered archive material shows former Beatle was always producers’ choice to sing during credits for Live and Let Die

Dalya Alberge

18, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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'He was the Steve Jobs of audio': how Rupert Neve changed the sound of music | William Stokes
The late audio engineer revolutionised recording with an innovative EQ design, his innovations used by everyone from the Queen to Dave Grohl

William Stokes

15, Feb, 2021 @2:46 PM

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Geoff Emerick threw himself into the Beatles' experiments
Whether piping Lennon through an organ or recording Ringo ‘wrongly’, the innovative engineer translated the band’s wildest ideas into timeless sounds

Alexis Petridis

03, Oct, 2018 @2:22 PM

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Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick dies age 72
Grammy-winning engineer worked on records such as Revolver, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and various Paul McCartney solo albums

Laura Snapes

03, Oct, 2018 @9:05 AM

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Nana na naaa! How Hey Jude became our favourite Beatles song
It’s 50 years since Paul McCartney came up with Hey Jude while driving from London to Surrey – and made a song that’s sung everywhere from football terraces to Oxford colleges. Here’s the story of how it came to be

Tim de Lisle

21, Aug, 2018 @12:13 PM

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He read the news all day, oh boy: how Beatles ‘froze out’ George Martin on White Album
Biographer claims producer was left to read and eat chocolate in studio after media called him the true genius behind Sgt Pepper

Dalya Alberge

18, Aug, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Songs in the key of strife: the explosive force of musical conflict
Gender politics and creative differences are explored in Joe Penhall’s drama about the record industry. He shares his journey through music psychology

Joe Penhall

30, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Giles Martin on his father: 'Take a sad song and make it better is what he did'
As the Beatles’ Cirque du Soleil extravaganza celebrates its 10th anniversary, the son of the late producer reflects on the band’s inescapable legacy

Darryn King

13, Jul, 2016 @4:27 PM

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Top 10 books about the Beatles
Paul McCartney’s biographer picks out the best work in a field that has often been marked by ‘leaden paragraphs overstuffed with show-offy facts’

Philip Norman

22, Jun, 2016 @10:42 AM

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Tony Barrow obituary
Publicist and journalist who guided the Beatles’ rise to worldwide stardom and coined the ‘Fab Four’ moniker

Dave Laing

18, May, 2016 @4:23 PM

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'He changed music for ever': readers' tributes to Sir George Martin
Following the recent death of Sir George Martin, we asked you for your tributes and memories of the music producer

Guardian readers and Tom Stevens

18, Mar, 2016 @3:17 PM

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