Listen to an Exclusive George Martin Interview on The Beatles in 1980

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The music world was saddened this morning to learn of the passing of producer George Martin, famed “fifth Beatle” who worked closely alongside the band for almost its entire run. Martin was a pioneering music producer with an inestimable impact on the eventual sound of the world’s most famous pop-rock band.

In addition to our official obituary for Martin, Paste would also like to share an exclusive interview from the Paste Cloud, which the producer conducted way back in 1980. In it, he discusses numerous topics, including working on comedy albums, his own hearing loss, the evolution of recording techniques between 1950-1980 and “how The Beatles came to trust George Martin.” Listen below and celebrate the career and life of a major player in Beatles history.