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.
Ex Beatles Lennon and Harrison Stopped Friends Dissing McCartney
Drummer Jim Keltner recalls "brutal" comments that were not to be imitated.
How George Harrison Moved On With Classic 'All Things Must Pass'
George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' remains an astonishing album, the first truly great one by a former Beatle.
How George, Ringo, John and Paul Each Left the Beatles
All four Beatles left the band at some point in the last 18 months of their existence.
Watch Peter Jackson's Music Video for the Beatles' 'Now and Then'
It's the last ever Beatles song to be released.
Why George Harrison Didn't Want to Release 'Now and Then'
Daunting technological obstacles made for a challenging experience in the studio.
Listen to the Last Ever Beatles Song, 'Now and Then'
All four members of the band can be heard on the newly completed track.
Watch a Short Documentary Film About the Beatles' 'Now and Then'
Behind the making of the last ever Beatles song.
Beatles Announce Release Date for Last Song, 'Now and Then'
Track was made using an old demo tape of John Lennon's.
How Two Beatles Inspired Gary Wright's 'Dream Weaver'
A book from one former member and a song lyric from another helped kick-start the hit song.