Listen to NPR’s George Martin Special

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More than an icon – think “legend.”

By Blurt Staff

With the sad news this week of “5th Beatle” George Martin’s passing, also arriving, inevitably, were the scores of tributes. NPR has been particularly agile with numerous accounts (such as this one by Bob Boilen) and updates, along with several extended segments.Terry Gross, of “Fresh Air,” re-aired an early interview she conducted with the producer in 1980, for example.

Very notable among them: Tom Ashbrook, at WBUR-FM in Boston, and his “On Point” program, which aired a remarkably insightful 50-minute special. You can check it out at this link, or below.

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