Geoff Emerick, the legendary 'The Beatles' chief recording engineer who worked on their multiple most iconic recordings, has died of a heart attack. He was 72.
Geoff was just 15 when he joined the rock band Abbey Road studios in London. He made everyone impressed there with his work on hits including I Want To Hold Your Hand, Love Me Do and She Loves You, and eventually became its chief engineer.
The greatest record producer/sound engineer I’ve ever known has passed. RIP Geoff Emerick. Thank you for achieving the dream. My little songs got to sound vast, magnificent and magical thanks to you. An amazing and humble wizard #GeoffEmerick #WhistleDownTheWind #NorthOfAMiracle
— Nick Heyward (@NickHeyward) October 3, 2018
During his career in The Beatles, Geoff oversaw some of the group’s most iconic records like Revolver, The White Album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road.
Shortly after the passing news of Geoff emerged, his fans and multiple musicians took to social media sites to pay tribute to him.
Musician Julian Lennon mentioned Geoff as one of a kind via Twitter. He wrote, "R.I.P. Geoff... One of a kind..."
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R.I.P. Geoff... One of a kind... https://t.co/jZ1ng82ZIm
— Julian Lennon (@JulianLennon) October 3, 2018
Singer Midge Ure, meanwhile, tweeted, "Geoff was Sir George Martin's 'right hand man' and worked on Ultravoxs Quartet with us. A lovely, quiet, unassuming man who helped change the way music was produced. RIP....."
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Geoff was Sir George Martin's 'right hand man' and worked on Ultravoxs Quartet with us. A lovely, quiet, unassuming man who helped change the way music was produced.
— midge ure (@midgeure1) October 3, 2018
The funeral arrangements of Geoff will be announced in the coming days.
Rest In Peace Geoff Emerick!
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