George Harrison

George Harrison

Saige Sewell, Writer

George Harrison was an English musician and singer-songwriter born February 25, 1943. He is very well known as the lead guitarist for The Beatles. He joined The Beatles in the late 1950’s when he was barely 15 years old. He was very passionate about Indian culture and Hindu-aligned spirituality and incorporated it into many of The Beatles songs. George Harrison was one of the more quiet ones in the band. Most of the songs were sung by Paul Mcartney and John Lennon but, George Harrison was the singer of a few songs including “Long, Long, Long”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Something” and many more. George grew up living in Liverpool, England and was the youngest of ┬áthe 4 children. He began playing the guitar in secondary school and later met Paul McCartney. He played with The Beatles until they broke up when he was 27. During the rest of his life he produced solo records and started a film production company. George married Olivia Arias and they had a son together. He was a heavy smoker and had throat cancer that was cured in 1988. In 2001 his cancer returned but in his lungs that later spread to his brain. George Harrison died on November 29, 2001 with his wife and son by his side. His last words were “love one another.”