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George Harrison may have been the quiet Beatle, but he was the most adventurous member of the group. And he was the most underappreciated. In the early days, he was typically given one song per album – a reflection of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s overflowing songwriting. But by the middle of the ‘60s Harrison began exploring world music, which tied to his burgeoning spiritual quests. They both led him to India, which shaped his music for the next several years. By the time the Beatles broke up in 1970, Harrison had already released a pair of instrumental records. He was the first member to release a solo album, and he was the first to reach No. 1 with a single – 1970’s ‘My Sweet Lord,’ from his three-record set ‘All Things Must Pass.’ Harrison recorded sporadically over the years, releasing eight more albums before he passed away at 58 from lung cancer.

Jeff Lynne Revives ELO at the Grammys, George Harrison Honored

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Jeff Lynne was joined by legacy Electric Light Orchestra member Richard Tandy for energetic renditions of 'Evil Woman' and 'Mr. Blue Sky' tonight on the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

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57 Years Ago: George Harrison Joins John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men

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The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958.

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46 Years Ago: George Harrison Quits the Beatles

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On Jan. 10, 1969, guitarist George Harrison abruptly quit the Beatles.

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15 Years Ago: George Harrison Attacked, Nearly Killed in His Own Home

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George Harrison was attacked at his home on December 30, 1999.

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Christmas Clash of the Titans: George Harrison vs. Ringo Starr

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The holidays are all about peace on Earth, goodwill to men and all that, which your friends here at Ultimate Classic Rock fully support -- but first, we need to pit a pair of former Beatles against each other in a Christma

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40 Years Ago: George Harrison Releases the Very Dark ‘Dark Horse’

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Apple

Produced during a particularly turbulent period of George Harrison's life, 'Dark Horse' marked the beginning of a '70s-era downward turn for the ex-Beatle that was as sudden as it was complete and surprising.

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40 Years Ago: George Harrison Begins Ill-Fated 1974 North American Tour

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YouTube.com

In 1974, George Harrison was caught between his Beatles fame and the solo career he'd been working toward for years, caught between the rock and roll life and a growing spirituality, caught between marriage and a very public divorce -- and caught between finishing a new album and hitting the road for the first American solo jaunt by any of the former Fabs.

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George Harrison’s Childhood Home Up for Auction

George Harrison's Old House
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Being the lucky bidder on a rare album signed by all four Beatles is one thing, but how cool would it be to live in George Harrison's old house?

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Watch Brian Wilson Lead an All-Star Tribute to George Harrison

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YouTube

An all-star lineup of artists paid tribute to George Harrison in Los Angeles last night, covering the late singer's solo and Beatles music.

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Watch Dhani Harrison Cover Two of His Dad’s Songs for ‘Conan”s George Harrison Week

Dhani Harrison
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George Harrison Week on the 'Conan' show continued last night, as Harrison's son Dhani stopped by to deliver performances of two of his dad's songs and share his pride for the new box set 'The Apple Years 1968-75.'

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