The producer of many recordings by the Beatles and other stars receives an honorary doctorate.
Sir George Martin has been awarded the first ever honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts of Lund University and the Malmö Academy of Music.
Martin has been active as a music producer for more than 50 years and is best known as the producer of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios in London. Martin has also produced music for stars including Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Jeff Beck and Celine Dion.
Martin said he was delighted at the award. “I think I came to Lund as far back as 1993 while I was doing a conducting tour of Sweden, but I got to know it better when I came here to give a talk about the Sgt. Pepper album to a crowd of University students," recalled Martin. He added that he was delighted with the honor.