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)

 

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