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Birth Name: George Martin
Born: 01/03/1926
Birth Place: North London, England, GB

Born George Henry Martin on Jan. 3, 1926 in Highbury, North London, England, he was the eldest of two children born to working class parents. Music entered his life at a very early age - his family bought a piano when Martin was six, and he asked for lessons soon after. Reportedly, he taught himself how to play after an argument between his mother and his instructor brought the lessons to an end. As a teen, he found himself fascinated by the lush compositions and orchestration of classical music, which he discovered via a visit by the BBC Symphony Orchestra to his school, and pop music, which he indulged in at age 15 as a member of his own band, the Four Tune Tellers. However, it was some ti... Continue Bio >>

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