The man known as the Fifth Beatle was more than a musical genius integral to the success of the biggest-selling band in history - with more than 800 million records shifted - according to author Kenneth Womack’s new book Sound Pictures. Martin was also a cool entrepreneur who responded robustly to a cash crisis over studio rentals and possible bankruptcy. At various times, he rejected multi-million bids for his company and an offer by his former employer, EMI, which wanted him to return to a higher salaried job. Instead, Martin took an even larger risk, opening a new studio in the Caribbean.
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