‘It’s priceless’: Video shows Beatles producer George Martin revealing why he signed the band

The Beatles are arguably one of the greatest boy bands in history. However, with the Fab Four, a lot of credit is also given to their producer Sir George Martin, who signed the rock band and helped them achieve worldwide success.

Now, in a new video, the endearing reason for his offer to musicians is melting hearts online.

In the sweet moment that went viral, Giles Martin, son of the late Beatles producer, shared footage of his father talking about his first encounter with the band to his granddaughter. The legendary record producer can be heard reminiscing about the time and telling the young girl that even though they weren’t “brilliant” at first, why did he sign them.

Listing many attributes that moved Sir Martin, he recalled: “They were funny, they were very smart, they all said nice things, they were the kind of people you liked to be with.”

“When I listened to what they did, it was good but it wasn’t great,” he said politely. “But the magic came when I got to know them, because they were awfully good people to know,” he continued.

“So I thought well, if I feel that way about them, other people will feel that way about them, so they should be pretty popular,” the legendary producer, who died in 2016, said of the Fab Four.

The revered English record producer, arranger and composer, who played a pivotal role in promoting The Beatles to the world stage, was nicknamed the “Fifth Beatle”.

The old man also recalled how he thought the group’s name was “silly”. “Who would want a group with the name ‘Beetles’?” he heard his child say. But soon revealed, “It’s ‘Beatles’ with an ‘A’ in it, like ‘Beat-les’.”

Unsurprisingly, the video got a lot of attention from music lovers around the world, who loved the interaction and anecdote Martin had to offer.

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