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The Beatles' Sgt Pepper recording engineer dies

Geoff Emerick, the innovative recording engineer behind some of The Beatles' seminal albums, has died aged 72.
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road, Revolver - Emerick helped The Beatles achieve some of their greatest work and won four Grammy awards throughout his career.
His manager William Zabaleta confirmed his death in a video statement on Twitter, saying: "We lost a legend and a best friend to me and a mentor."Mr Zabaleta said Emerick had suffered from heart problems for a long time and that he had been on the phone to him when he fell ill on Tuesday.Paul McCartney posted this heartfelt tribute on his website.
Agent David Maida also posted a statement, saying that "though my heart is broken, you will remain in the hearts of many infinite"."I am SO blessed to have gotten to know you and hear your wonderful stories along with the many laughs," he said. "YOU were a great man besides you being such an innovator. I am also happy that I called you SIR Geoff Emerick as you will always be a true Knight in my book.":: Previously unseen John Lennon footage recording How Do You Sleep
The Beatles' Sgt Pepper recording engineer dies

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Emerick reportedly suffered from heart problems
Emerick was 15 when he first met The Beatles at London's now legendary Abbey Road studios. He was promoted to the band's chief engineer in 1966 to work on Revolver.He also worked with McCartney on Wings' 1973 album Band On The Run, for which he won one of his Grammys.
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