1947 – June 4, 2012
George Marino was a much-respected mastering engineer whose talents can be heard on such iconic albums as AC/DC’s Highway To Hell, Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions, Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction, Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet, John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy, and Whitney Houston’s Whitney. Marino’s began his career as a musician, playing guitar in various bands in New York City. In 1967, he was hired by Capitol Records as a librarian and assistant in their New York studio. After Capitol closed the studio, he went to work at the Record Plant before landing at Sterling Sound in 1973. It was there that he worked on many of the most iconic albums of the rock era. Besides those mentioned above, Marino worked on albums by Metallica, Coldplay, Cyndi Lauper, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, and many more. Throughout his career, he was recognized with three Grammys including Arcade Fire’s Suburbs in 2011. George Marino died of lung cancer on June 4, 2012.