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.
The Rise and Fall of George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord'
The first No. 1 hit by a former member of the Beatles quickly became the subject of a high-profile lawsuit.
Top 20 Unfinished Beatles Songs That Ended Up on Solo Projects
The drawn-out 'Let It Be' sessions account for a list-leading 10 tracks; the White Album era produced seven others.
Top 10 Beatles Guitar Solos Not by George Harrison
Others subbed for him as far back as 1964's "You Can't Do That."
Who Sang the Most Beatles Songs? Lead Vocal Totals
Each of the Fab Four was capable of taking the spotlight.
George Harrison Woodland Walk Memorial Coming to Liverpool
Plans to honor the late Beatle announced on his 77th birthday.
Joe Walsh Channeled George Harrison for John Lennon Song
Eagles guitarist admits he didn’t know how to approach "Grow Old With Me" on Ringo Starr’s latest album.
George Harrison Would Have Gotten More Songs on Next Beatles LP
They discussed radically shifting the band's approach on a potential follow-up to 'Abbey Road.'
George Harrison’s Angry Message to Richard Nixon Revealed
John Lennon wasn’t the only Beatle to battle with U.S. President.