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George Harrison (1943-2001)

George Harrison - (February 25, 1943 to November 29, 2001)


➱ OBITUARY

George Harrison, the legendary guitarist of The Beatles and a successful solo artist, passed away on November 29, 2001, at the age of 58. Born on February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, England, Harrison was often referred to as "the quiet Beatle" and was known for his profound contributions to the band's music and spiritual depth. His passing in Los Angeles, California, was mourned by millions around the world, marking the loss of a profoundly influential and beloved musician.


➱ George Harrison on Acting

While primarily known for his music, Harrison had a nuanced view of the entertainment industry, including his occasional acting roles in films like "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!". He once said, "The world used us as an excuse to go mad, and then blamed it on us," reflecting his mixed feelings about fame and its impact.


➱ Co-Stars and Colleagues Remembrances

Fellow musicians and friends fondly remembered Harrison not just for his musical genius but also for his kindness and philosophical outlook. Ringo Starr, his bandmate in The Beatles, said, "George was a great friend. The kind of friend that no matter where you were in the world, you could always pick up where you left off." Paul McCartney described him as not only a brilliant guitarist but also a wonderful man who enriched the lives of all who knew him.


➱ Legacy Beyond the Screen

Beyond his music career, Harrison had a significant impact on film through his company, HandMade Films, which produced several successful films like "Monty Python's Life of Brian" and "Time Bandits." His interest in Eastern philosophies and music also introduced Western audiences to new spiritual and musical dimensions. Harrison's humanitarian efforts, including organizing the Concert for Bangladesh, set precedents for benefit events in the music industry.


See Harrison's Biography.


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➱ TRIVIA:

An intriguing trivia about George Harrison is that he was an avid gardener, finding peace and solace while tending to his expansive gardens at his Friar Park estate. This passion for gardening reflected his spiritual and contemplative nature, often serving as a metaphor for his approach to life and music, emphasizing growth, nurturing, and the cycles of nature.


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