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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 Letter Confirms the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Was Almost Recorded at Stax Studio

One of the most tantalizing rumors that have floated around the Beatles over the years is that they had considered recording at Memphis’ famous Stax Studio.

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Guitar Played by George Harrison Sells for $485,000

A guitar once briefly borrowed by George Harrison has found a new home — and the instrument's new owner has paid handsomely for the privilege.

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Lyrics Uncovered: The Beatles’ ‘Taxman’

It's that time of year again -- when we sort through all of our receipts and forms and pay more than our fair share to Uncle Sam.

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Toto’s Steve Lukather Credits George Harrison With Inspiring Him to Play Guitar

Steve Lukather's music career spans most of his life, but he can still remember the exact moment he was inspired to pick up a guitar.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Jeff Lynne Revives ELO at the Grammys, George Harrison Honored

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

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

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

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

 

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’

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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