George Harrison, guitarist
Guitarist
The Beatles ~ The Traveling Wilburys

George Harrison

February 25, 1943, Liverpool, England ~ November 29, 2001, Los Angeles, CA

The Beatles' lead guitarist and the youngster of the group, who composed some of their most venerated songs, ranging from the intentionally prosaic to the hauntingly serene. ~ New York Times: George Harrison Obituary ~ December 1, 2001 © New York Times

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Honoring musicians. Celebrating birthdays. Remembering death days.

February 25, 1967 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) the Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday ~ #2 (6) the Supremes, Love Is Here And Now You're Gone ~ #1 (1) the Buckinghams, Kind Of A Drag

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George Harrison ~ Voted #25 Guitar World 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time in 2012.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

John Lennon ~ Imagine (1971) ~ Ranked #80 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Lennon said of the title track, “Anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti­conventional, anti-capitalistic, but because it is sugarcoated it is accepted. Now I understand what you have to do. Put your political message across with a little honey.” ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

The Beatles

As musicians, the Beatles proved that rock & roll could embrace a limitless variety of harmonies, structures, and sounds; virtually every rock experiment has some precedent on Beatles records. As a unit the Beatles were a synergistic combination: Paul McCartney's melodic bass lines, Ringo Starr's slaphappy no-rolls drumming, George Harrison's rockabilly-style guitar leads, John Lennon's assertive rhythm guitar - and their four fervent voices. As personalities, they defined and incarnated Sixties style: smart, idealistic, playful, irreverent, eclectic. Their music, from the not-so-simple love songs they started with to their later perfectionistic studio extravaganzas, set new standards for both commercial and artistic success in pop. ~ Rolling Stone: Beatles ~ retrieved February 25, 2014 © Rolling Stone

The Beatles ~ Inducted in the 1988 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ The impact of the Beatles has often been noted but cannot be overstated. ~ 1988 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Beatles ~ Whily My Guitar Gently Weeps (Harrison) ~ #382 NME 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time in 2014 ~ George Harrison's lyrics were inspired by an ancient Chinese text. Eric Clapton's vibrato-heavy guitar was all his. ~ 2014 © NME

The Traveling Wilburys

The Traveling Wilburys ~ Inducted in the 2007 Vocal Group Hall Of Fame.

The Traveling Wilburys ~ The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1 (1988) ~ Ranked #70 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ “This is the best record of its kind ever made,” wrote David Wild in Rolling Stone's review of the Traveling Wilburys' Volume One. “Then again,” he added, “it's also the only record of its kind ever made.” ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone



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