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.
20 Years Ago: Concert for George Bids an Emotional Goodbye
Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne and Ringo Starr topped bill of family and friends.
When George Harrison's 'Live in Japan' Celebrated a Brief Return
Concert recording seemed to herald a new era for the typically reclusive former Beatle.
Odd Couples: When Peter Frampton Played on George Harrison's LP
Twenty-year-old guitarist appeared on Beatle's 1970 classic 'All Things Must Pass.'
George Harrison Inspires 'All Things Must Grass' Cannabis Line
Collaboration with the late artist's estate marks the first cannabis partnership for any of the Beatles.
How George Harrison Foiled One of Slash’s Musical Ambitions
Guns N’ Roses guitarist can’t get away with using sitar because it immediately sounds like George Harrison.
Meet Pattie Boyd, the Muse Who Inspired Rock's Best Love Songs
"I became a reflection for them."
10 Surprising Songs Never Performed Live by the Beatles
Ranking the most astonishing concert omissions – together and as solo artists.
George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’ Gets a Star-Studded Music Video
Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh and a long list of famous actors and comedians appear in new clip.
How Two Superstars Helped Badfinger Complete 'Straight Up'
George Harrison and then Todd Rundgren stepped in as the band worked on their best album.