Geoff Emerick, Sound Engineer for The Beatles, Dead at 72

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Geoff Emerick, the audio engineer who worked with The Beatles on several of their most seminal albums, died yesterday, October 2, at the age of 72, after suffering a heart attack. 

Beginning with his work—as a 16-year-old assistant engineer—on their 1962 single, "Love Me Do," Emerick's relationship with the Fab Four continued for nearly the whole duration of their storied career, through "Hard Day's Night," Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and up until their final sessions as a group, which produced Abbey Road.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.