February 25, 2017

George Harrison ~ The "quiet" Beatle


1943 ~ 2001

George Harrison, MBE, was born 74 years ago today, February 25, 1943. He was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Hindu mythology and helped broaden the horizons of his fellow Beatles as well as their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. Although most of the Beatles' songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onward contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group included Taxman, Within You Without You, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes the Sun and Something, the last of which became the Beatles' second-most covered song.      



Harrison died on November 29, 2001, from lung cancer. He was 58 years old. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India, in a private ceremony according to Hindu tradition. He left an estate of almost £100 million.     

 The Beatles will exist without us. 
                   ~ George Harrison

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Styrous® ~ Saturday, February 25, 2017 

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