Music legend Paul McCartney, 76, is currently in mourning after losing a very close friend.
McCartney is best-known for his 10-year run with the infamous, influential rock band "The Beatles." Since the band’s breakup, he continued to pursue music and has been acknowledged with several awards and honors since the 1970s.
McCartney’s longtime friend and work colleague, Geoff Emerick, sadly passed away from heart problems in early October at 72 years old. He was an audio engineer who worked with Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick, Jeff Beck, and Kate Bush in addition to working with The Beatles.
Following Emerick’s death, McCartney paid a heartwarming tribute to him on his personal website. In his emotional tribute, he shared some of Emerick’s best-known qualities and a few of the most cherished memories the two had together.
“He had a sense of humour that fitted well with our attitude to work in the studio and was always open to the many new ideas that we threw at him,” McCartney said of the late musician. “He grew to understand what we liked to hear and developed all sorts of techniques to achieve this….We spent many exciting hours in the studio and he never failed to come up with the goods.”
McCartney continued to work with Emerick after being with The Beatles. Eventually, their “friendship grew” and they kept in touch throughout the years with their conversations always containing “a giggle or two.”
“I'll always remember him with great fondness and I know his work will be long remembered by connoisseurs of sound,” The Beatles legend stated. “Lots of love Geoff, it was a privilege to know you.”
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