Geoff Emerick, who was the chief recording engineer on some of the Beatles’ most significant albums, has died.
Emerick’s relationship with the Fab Four began in his teenage years, soon after he’d been apprenticed at Abbey Road Studios in London. He went on to win two Grammys for his work with the band.
He developed a reputation for his unconventional approach to recording, which contributed to the sound achieved by the Beatles and producer George Martin.
Along with the early songs “Love Me Do” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” he also worked on ‘Revolver’, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, ‘the White Album’ and ‘Abbey Road’.
He went on to work with Paul McCartney & Wings, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, Supertramp and others.
Geoff Emerick was 72 years old.