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George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) 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 Hinduism 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 onwards 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.

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George Harrison Jams with Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple in 1984

Back in December 1984, George Harrison jammed with Deep Purple in Sydney, Australia. And although this seems an unusal and incredibly random occurrence, remember that Harrison was a friend—and neighbor—of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and keyboardist…

via Guitar World at June 1, 2017

Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' at 50: How George Harrison Found Himself on 'Within You Without You'

via Rolling Stone at May 25, 2017

Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn and Others Rehearse in 1992

The video below offers a rare treat: a superstar cast of guitarists—including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Roger McGuinn—rehearsing Dylan’s “My Back Pages” in October 1992. The run-through—which includes solos…

via Guitar World at May 24, 2017

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