Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A tribute to Geoff Emerick

I am sure that you a were just as shocked as I was to learn of the death of the Beatles / Wings engineer, Geoff Emerick yesterday.     I think it was such a shock because he was younger than Paul or Ringo (73) and Geoff had been in the public eye for the past year, making his way around the Beatles conventions and other Beatles events.   He had many events on the calendar for the rest of this year and into 2019.    I had just heard him speak at the 2018 Fest for Beatle Fans in Chicago less than two months ago, and he didn't appear to be frail or sickly.     If nothing else, when someone passes away as Geoff does, it gives us all a chance to remember how sudden our lives can end and to make the most of it while we are here.   From all of the things I have read about Geoff, it seems that he did live his life to the fullest and had a great one.       May he rest in peace and his family and friends be comforted during this time of grief.

Here is the review I wrote on his book Here There and Everywhere

Photo Paul McCartney posted on Twitter
Photo by Linda McCartney 

Geoff at The Fest for Beatle Fans Chicago August 2018
Photo by Sara Schmidt 

The EMI crew
Photo by Linda Bruce

With George Martin and working together at Abbey Road Studios

With Neil, George M and the Beatles during Sgt. Pepper
Photo by H. Grossman (?)


  1. A few corrections: It's George Emerick, not Emrick. Ringo was born in 1940. Therefore, he's 78, not 73. Otherwise,great blog and photos.

  2. Fourth picture from the top, John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu Orchestra) is standing behind George Martin and Geoff Emerick.