As brilliant as the Beatles were (and musically they were) they were just another band until producer George Martin sunk his genius meat hooks into their melodies. Every great group needs a producer with an ear that will propel them into the heavens and it rarely happens. The Beatles were the exception.
Here is some of the reaction from the Twitter universe.
God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed xxx 😎✌️🌟💖☮— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016
PM: Sir George Martin was a giant of music - working with the Fab Four to create the world's most enduring pop music.— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) March 9, 2016
And the legendary Sir Paul McCartney had his say as well.
RIP George Martin ~boom Breakfast #fifthbeatle