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PBS’s ‘Soundbreaking’ Series: The Late George Martin’s Swan Song to the Music Industry | TVWeek

PBS’s ‘Soundbreaking’ Series: The Late George Martin’s Swan Song to the Music Industry | TVWeek

November 22
08:58 2016

It’s a music lover’s dream: an eight-part exploration of innovations and insights across all musical genres over the past century, featuring unreleased footage and interviews with more than 150 artists.The series, “Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music,” was produced by the late Sir George Martin in what can now be considered his swan song to the music industry.Martin, who produced much of the Beatles catalog and continued to work with them on some of their solo projects while also producing artists such as Jeff Beck and Celine Dion, died in March at the age of 90. During his storied career, he produced more than 50 No. 1 records, won six Grammy Awards and received the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award.“Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music,” which bowed on PBS last week and continues airing episodes this Monday through Wednesday, originally premiered at SXSW in March of this year and was also previewed during the Television Critics Association summer press tour.Among the artists, producers and innovators featured are Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Roger Waters, Roger Daltrey, Linda Perry, Barry Gibb, Elton John, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Mark Knopfler, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Lindsey Buckingham, Rosanne Cash, Don Was, Steven Van Zandt, Sheila E, Questlove, Ben Harper, Billy Idol, Beck, Imogen Heap, Darryl McDaniels, RZA, Bon Iver, Nile Rodgers, Nigel Godrich, Q-tip, Brian Eno, Mark Ronson, Rick Rubin, Hank Shocklee, Peter Asher and Tony Visconti.

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