Watch Trailer For George Martin PBS Series, Featuring Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, And Other "Soundbreaking" Artists
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:43:42
Before George Martin passed last week, he and his son, along with PBS, created an upcoming eight-part series called "Soundbreaking." Featuring interviews with over 150 artists and producers, the series tells the stories from within studio about some of the most famous music ever made.
The series is set to air in November on PBS, with the first two episodes premiering this week at South by Southwest. According to Pitchfork, the series will feature interviews with "Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, RZA, Joni Mitchell, Dave Grohl, Questlove, Bon Iver, Beck, Ad-Rock, Roger Waters, Daniel Lanois, Mark Ronson, Ringo Starr, Roger Daltrey, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Debbie Harry, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, and many others." Episodes will feature everything from George Martin's work with The Beatles to Phil Spector, Miles Davis, and Adele.
George Martin passed away last week at the age of 90. The producer helmed eleven out of the Beatles' twelve studio LPs recorded between 1962 and 1969, and for this, he is often affectionately given the title, 'the fifth Beatle.' Martin's role as a producer grew into that of a true collaborator when he began adding lush, majestic orchestration to the Beatles' venerable rock sound. In addition to the Beatles, Martin also produced records by Kate Bush, Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, America, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, the Action, Billy J. Kramer, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Celine Dion, the 1997 single version of Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," and solo material from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. He was knighted in 1996.
For more on George Martin, check out:
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Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Lead Artist Responses To The Death Of Beatles Producer George Martin
—The ARTISTdirect Staff