“A day in the life” haiku

Sir George Martin, Jan. 3, 1926

George Martin heard sounds
From Beatles’ imaginings
Etched them in vinyl

Produced classical,
Comedy records alike
Then signed the Fab Four

Wasn’t sure at first
Vocals, humor convinced him
They were worth a shot

Thought “From Me to You”
A good start, called “Please Please Me”
“Your first number one”

Beatles’ talent reigned
But Martin added touches,
Arrangements that helped

Strings on “Yesterday,”
Keys on “In My Life” got them
To go for baroque

“I Am the Walrus”
“Penny Lane,” “Strawberry Fields”
“Eleanor Rigby”

Last time all four lads
Were in studio at once?
This date, ’70

Happy birthday, George!
What say later we meet at
Pablo Fanque’s Fair?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.