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Produced By George Martin (George Martin Documentary)
3 January 2013
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Zig
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I recently purchased the DVD titled Produced By George Martin. I highly recommend it to anyone who would enjoy learning more about him. It features interviews from many people he worked with, including Paul, Ringo and his former oboe instructor Margaret Eliot (the mother of Jane Asher). It also features Sir George showing the world how to make the perfect Martini – he agrees with James Bond that shaken, not stirred is the only way to go!

The DVD shows 50 minutes of additional footage that was not included in the original BBC broadcast. I truly enjoyed it (the word “quaint” kept popping into my head) and I look forward to watching it many more times.

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4 January 2013
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Who knew Sir George likes Martini? This might prove as a good read, I just hope my local book store sells them. Book stores here only tend to sell mainstream stuff.

4 January 2013
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I saw the trailer a few months ago, but haven’t found it locally yet.  I’m sure I’ll find it somewhere soon.  I’m really most interesting in learning about his very early career and his post-Beatles stuff.  Even the magic touch of George Martin (and Geoff Emerick!) couldn’t help elevate the mediocre Cheap Trick album ‘all Shook Up’ to anything more than a passable curiosity.

E is for 'Ergent'.

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Just a recommendation for this documentary from the BBC’s Arena TV series from 2013. It is available from Amazon on DVD. Nothing astonishing in it, but just a lovely insight into his work not just with the Beatles but McCartney and Starr do feature in it. Some of the early footage of him is great, he would not have looked out of place in a Bond Film, a bit of a resemblance to  real Spymaster Markus Wolf too!  well worth watching.

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6 April 2017
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I have it and I love it – if for nothing else, it’s historical value. George always struck me as a true gentleman (no, not with a white glove). My heart broke watching him recount the destruction of his studio in Montserrat. Like you, I recommend it.

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Most definitely a gentleman.Yes, that segment was sad to see. Watching the doc, you got the sense that their shared love of comedy and wit helped the relationship a lot, with  just enough headmasterly control from Martin to keep them in check… in the  early days at least :-). What also shone through, was their shared love of experimenting, not sticking to the winning formula.

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The Rolf Harris segment in the documentary is revolting to watch now, especially knowing that his arrest and exposure happened soon after the documentary’s release. I wonder what Martin thought when it went down, since he praises Harris as “an extraordinary man.” Not to mention the lads’ own connections to Harris with their BBC radio appearances.

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There are a ton of people from the 60s the Beatles will have had some connection with – and  none of them had any idea of their actions/crimes – if they were even happening at that time (no idea when Rolf Harris carried his abuses out). I doubt any of the four Beatles or their close circle would have had anything to do with them and hindsight is a wonderful thing. I’m sure some of us on here will have had some connection to people who were later found to be carrying out sickening acts and we never had a clue, we may have even liked the person at the time. Doesn’t mean we approve(d) of what they did or continued to like them or have anything to do with the person. 

There were reports that ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport’ was going to be on ‘On Air Volume 2’ but was replaced by the outtake of ‘I Feel Fine ’. What else can Apple do?

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26 August 2021
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Oh, of course the lads and Martin had nothing to do with Harris’ crimes. It’s just that it’s really quite angering and sickening to know that this man got away with his vile actions for so long, and had any association at all with The Beatles. 

I could certainly picture John, for example, hearing the news, his eyes going wide behind his glasses, and muttering, “Fookin’ hell,” and leaving the room to process this sordid news.

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I never said or intended to imply or suggest the Beatles had anything to do with Harris’s actions/crimes. I said they had no idea of his actions/crimes. There is a massive difference. 

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26 August 2021
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Sorry about that. I didn’t meant to draw that inference.

Anyways, there’s something on Pimp Your Stuff I think you might like: https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..w/#p367427

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