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George Harrison

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.

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

When George Harrison Joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men

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

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

That Time George Harrison Quit the Beatles

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

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Apple Records
Apple Records

40 Years Ago: George Harrison Releases a Sequel to ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

"This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)" simultaneously recalled one of George Harrison's greatest moments with the Beatles, even as it bid that era a definitive goodbye.

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YouTube

How George Harrison Ended Up on Stage With Deep Purple

A lengthy friendship between Deep Purple and George Harrison turned into a raucous jam on Dec. 13, 1984.

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Hot Records

All-Star George Harrison Tribute Concert Coming to CD and Blu-ray

The 2014 'George Fest' concert, which featured Brian Wilson, Ann Wilson and many others, will be released on Feb. 26, 2016.

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Apple

The Story of George Harrison’s Downward Turn on ‘Dark Horse’

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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Ian Showell, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: George Harrison Moves On and Makes the Classic ‘All Things Must Pass’

George Harrison had already released a pair of albums under his own name before 'All Things Must Pass' was released in November 1970.

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The History of George Harrison’s Ill-Fated 1974 North American Tour

George Harrison and Friends North American Tour began, on November 2, 1974.

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Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

46 Years Ago: George Harrison Finally Gets the A-Side of a Beatles Single, ‘Something’

It may have taken seven years of making records, but with the release of "Something" on Oct. 6, 1969, George Harrison finally had a composition on the A-side of a Beatles single

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Apple

40 Years Ago: George Harrison Falls Into Deep Depression on ‘Extra Texture’

Even George Harrison hated this one.

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