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Legendary producer Sir George Martin would’ve turned 95 today (January 3.) While he is best known for his work with The Beatles, Martin worked with countless other artists in his incredible career. Here’s a five non-Beatles track sampling from his astounding career.

 

“Say Say Say” – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

Okay, this one involves a Beatle, but it still counts, especially since MJ is included and the track was a massive hit off of Sir Paul’s 1983 album Pipes Of Peace.

Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

Directed by Bob Giraldi, the music video for "Say Say Say" a duet between Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, which became a number one hit in the US after i...

 

“Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” – Gerry and the Pacemakers

One of the very few acts that received Martin’s producing touch during the time of Beatlemania, Gerry and the Pacemakers’s scored their biggest U.S. hit with “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” in 1964.

Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (1964)

 

“Tin Man” – America

Once The Beatles called it quits in 1970, this opened up more time for Martin to work with other acts. One of the most notable was America, whose biggest Martin-produced hit came in 1974 with “Tin Man,” which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number four.

America - Tin Man (Official Audio)

You're listening to the official audio for America - "Tin Man" from the album 'Holiday'. 'America 50th Anniversary: The Collection', the new compilation that...

 

“Stop This Game” – Cheap Trick

The favorite sons of Rockford, Ill. got their chance to work with Martin in 1980 on their fifth studio album All Shook Up, whose lead single was “Stop This Game.”

Cheap Trick - Stop this Game 1980

Cheap Trick - Stop this Game 1980Well I can't stop the music I could stop it before Now I don't want to hear it Don't wanna hear it no more No more (Instrume...

 

“Candle In The Wind 1997” – Elton John

Perhaps the biggest commercial success of Martin’s producing career, Elton John’s tribute to late Princess Diana has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for a staggering 14 weeks. It remains the best-selling single in the history of Billboard, which is likely a feat that won’t be matched or topped ever.

Elton John - Candle in the Wind/Goodbye England's Rose - Princess Diana's Funeral 1997

Elton John singing Goodbye England's Rose, the re-written version of Candle in the Wind for the occasion of Princess Diana's funeral, in 1997.

 

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