George Marlin is an American author, editor and conservative political activist. He has penned over 25 books as well as more than 450 articles.
He served two terms as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, overseeing 35 facilities such as World Trade Center, La Guardia, JFK and Newark Airports, PATH Subway service and all four bridges that link both states together.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood years are critical periods in a child’s development; they learn about themselves, their environment, and from their parents. These experiences are essential for healthy development throughout these early years.
Martin began writing stories as a child, selling them to his neighbors for pennies. Later he developed an interest in comic books and began creating fan fiction based on them.
He obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Additionally, he served as staff writer and editor for Marist High School’s newspaper, a Catholic boys’ high school located in Chicago.
Martin began writing science fiction short stories during this time. In 1971, his first story was sold to Galaxy magazine and since then several more have been published.
George Martin’s career as a music producer is testament to how technological advances and cultural adaptation intertwine to form modern popular music. He joined EMI at a time when record companies were transitioning away from 78s and 45s, transitioning instead to magnetic tape as their main recording medium.
His mentor Oscar Preuss at Parlophone Records initially hired him to work on classical music repertoire; however, Martin quickly expanded this into jazz (Humphrey Lyttelton), comedy recordings and rock-n-roll when it reached Britain. His most successful comedy recordings were with Peter Ustinov and he became close friends with actor Spike Milligan.
Martin’s condescending demeanor may have contributed to some musicians’ distaste for him, but he always treated performers with respect and made it his mission to help them develop as artists. This dedication can be heard on recordings by Cilla Black, Shirley Bassey, and Gerry and The Pacemakers.
Achievements and Honors
Sir George Martin was an acclaimed music producer, having recorded for numerous artists throughout his career. He is best remembered as the producer of The Beatles and often referred to as their “fifth Beatle”.
Martin was best known for his work with The Beatles, but he also produced many other popular musicians throughout the 1960s and ’70s, such as Jeff Beck, Neil Sedaka, Kenny Rogers and Elton John. A two-time BRIT Award winner, Martin has received numerous other accolades throughout his career.
Prior to his involvement with The Beatles, Martin served as a record producer for EMI’s Parlophone label during the 1950s and early 1960s. He produced comedy records featuring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Bernard Cribbins and others; furthermore his Merseybeat sound from Liverpool during that era was heavily influenced by him.
George Martin’s love of music began at an early age. At six years old, he first learned how to play the piano; by the time he was nineteen, he had already begun creating his own compositions.
He attended several London schools, such as St Joseph’s elementary in Highgate, St Ignatius College in Stamford Hill and Bromley Grammar School. Additionally, he was an evacuee during World War II but that did not stop his passion for music.
After working for the BBC for a short while, he moved to EMI in 1950 as an assistant to Parlophone Records’ director Oscar Preuss. Soon thereafter, his career at EMI took off; he became head of their label and his career took off. Under his guidance, comedy records such as Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and The Goon Show were produced alongside helping save Parlophone from bankruptcy.
George RR Martin is an American author, screenwriter, and television producer with a net worth of $120 million. He achieved worldwide recognition for his bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels which were later made into HBO’s Game of Thrones television show.
He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has written several other books as well as the critically-acclaimed Game of Thrones series.
He leads a modest lifestyle with low expenses and is passionate about his health and well-being. In the mornings, he dedicates himself to meditation and nutritious eating habits.