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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.

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George Harrison Gets Deep on ‘Within You Without You': The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song

"Within You Without You," the otherworldly last song completed for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is hardly a Beatles song at all.

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KMazur, Getty Images

25 Years Ago: George Harrison Plays His Final Full Concert

On April 6, 1992, George Harrison surprised patient fans with his first solo show in the U.K. since leaving the Beatles.

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45 Years Ago: George Harrison Helps Disband the Beatles Fan Club

When the Beatles broke up in 1970, you might have expected the band’s official fan club to end as well.

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Kevork Djansezian / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Tom Petty Remembers Meeting George Harrison and Ringo Starr

While receiving MusiCares Person of the Year Award, Tom Petty remembered getting a lesson in paying your dues when he met a pair of former Beatles.

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George Harrison Vinyl Box and Expanded Biography Scheduled for Release

George Harrison's back catalog is making its way back to vinyl — along with an expanded edition of his biography — to mark what would have been the former Beatle's 74th birthday.

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Dark Horse

25 Years Ago: George Harrison Tours for the Last Time

George Harrison wasn’t fond of touring, and he had little reason to be enamored with it.

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How Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr Survived the ‘80s

By the time the ’80s arrived, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade.

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40 Years Ago: George Harrison Tries to Collect from Lorne Michaels on ‘SNL’

George Harrison appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' in 1976 with Paul Simon. In a sketch, he tried to collect the $3,000 Lorne Michaels had offered the Beatles.

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40 Years Ago: George Harrison Found Guilty of ‘My Sweet Lord’ Plagiarism

Released in November 1970, "My Sweet Lord" made George Harrison the first of the Beatles to have a solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But it sounded a little familiar ...

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: George Harrison Stages Concert for Bangladesh

Long before benefit concerts became a thing in the '80s, George Harrison hosted the first event of its kind with the Concert for Bangladesh on Aug. 1, 1971.

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