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Sir George Henry Martin
3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016
Martin directly and indirectly contributed to the main themes of three films in the James Bond series. Although Martin did not produce the theme for the second Bond film, "From Russia with Love" (1963), he was responsible for the signing of Matt Monro to EMI just months prior to his recording of the song of the same title.
Martin also produced two of the best-known James Bond themes. The first was "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey in 1964. The second, in 1973, was "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney and Wings for the film of the same name. He also composed and produced the film's score.
In addition, George Martin composed, arranged and produced film scores since the early 1960s, including the instrumental scores of the films A Hard Day's Night (1964, for which he won an Academy Awards Nomination), Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965) and Yellow Submarine (1968).