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 Best (And Worst) Song From Every George Harrison Album
His post-Beatles career began with a bang. Then things got decidedly uneven.
See John Lennon + George Harrison's Previously Unseen Studio Film
Previously unseen “How Do You Sleep” footage appears in “Imagine” Reissue.
George Harrison's Cavern Club Guitar Could Sell for $500,000
The Beatles star took possession of this guitar after sending in his Gretsch Country Gentleman for repairs.
'We Hate You': Pattie Boyd Recalls Hair-Pulling Beatles Fans
Model and photographer recalls what it was like to be the muse of two of rock's most famous men.
George Harrison’s First Electric Guitar Up for Auction
The first electric guitar owned by George Harrison will be auctioned later this month.
George Harrison Memorial Concert Coming to Theaters
Eric Clapton’s 2002 memorial show for George Harrison is being screened in movie theaters across North America.
'Concert for George' Reissued to Honor George Harrison's Birthday
The star-packed 'Concert for George' will be reissued -- and broadly expanded – in time to commemorate the 75th anniversary of George Harrison's birth.
Why John Lennon and George Harrison Won’t Ever Be Knighted
Ringo Starr's selection for knighthood in late 2017 made him the most recent Beatle to earn the honor.
When George Harrison Looked Inward on 'Gone Troppo'
This album was, even by his uneven solo standards, a notable flop. But there are a few things worth examining again.