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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.

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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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NBCUniversal, Getty Images

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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Hulton Archive / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

George Harrison’s Unreleased Songs May Be Finished by His Son, Dhani

Olivia Harrison has said that she and her son have spoken about putting the final touches on songs recorded by her late husband.

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George Harrison’s Estate Calls Republican Use of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ ‘Offensive’

They did make a helpful suggestion for replacing it.

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YouTube

New Gary Wright Album Features Unheard Performances by George Harrison

This archival project is culled from sessions that took place after Gary Wright worked with George Harrison on 'All Things Must Pass.'

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

George Harrison’s Twitter Account Taken Over by Clueless Hacker

A hacker took control of George Harrison's Twitter account yesterday — and then apologized for not knowing the former Beatle is dead.

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Warner Bros.

35 Years Ago: George Harrison Tries But Fails to Salvage ‘Somewhere In England’

It took an unspeakable tragedy to get George Harrison's 'Somewhere in England' onto the charts, and even then the album couldn't be saved.

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