"For me personally, the loss of Geoff Emerick is tremendous. In my opinion, it ALL started with GEOFF EMERICK. Geoff was an innovator, genius, game changer and really had an undeniable ear to the insight and vision of what would become perhaps some of the greatest music in history of recording. His engineering skills were beyond groundbreaking and he didn't just change the game, he invented it. A gentle big man with a big heart. Just about EVERYTHING and the real MAGIC of The Beatles was Geoff. How about his post engineering career with legendaries such as Robin Trower, America, Paul McCartney and Wings, Elvis Costello, The Zombies, Stealers Wheel, Stevie Wonder, Cheap Trick and so many more. SIR Geoff, as I coined him of recent will be in our hearts forever as his legacy carries on infinite though this one truly hurts. Rest In Peace my friend as YOU will be missed dearly. Thanks for giving us SO much, now Rest In Peace and happy to have known and worked directly with you as your agent. And in the end The love you take Is equal to the love You make."
(Top right photo, Erika Goldring/WireImage for The Recording Academy)