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George Harrison’s Rickenbacker 425

George Harrison bought this Rickenbacker 425 guitar at Red Fenton’s Music Store in Mount Vernon, Illinois, in 1963, while visiting his sister Louise, who had moved to the United States. He wanted one to match John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325, but this was the only Rickenbacker the store had in stock. It originally had a red sunburst finish, but the store owner agreed to refinish it black. Harrison came back from his trip and told his band, “America has everything, why should they want us?”
 

George Harrison @ 75: “They say it’s your birthday”

George Harrison @ 75: Perhaps the quietest Beatle and most popular.

Harrison, who died in 2001, would have turned 75 on Feb. 25. But it’s not just his friends and contemporaries who recall him with fondness. In the years since his passing, the Beatle known as “the Quiet One” 

In the years after Lennon’s death, Harrison retreated. But he returned with a vengeance in the late 1980s. By the 1990s he had found his voice again.

George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Born: February 25, 1943, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Died: November 29, 2001, Los Angeles, CA

Spouse: Olivia Harrison (m. 1978–2001), Pattie Boyd (m. 1966–1977)