On this date, February 25, 1943, former Beatle and solo recording artist George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England.
The mystical, gifted wordsmith and master guitarist departed this life at age 58 on November 29, 2001.
To fans and contemporaries 58 seems too young an age to make one’s final curtain call.
But so lasting is George’s impact on the music world -- with and without Paul, John and Ringo -- that even the childrenof his earliest fans embrace the melodies and lyrics of “Something,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and so many others he wrote from the heart.
Perhaps listening to his post-Beatles album, “All Things Must Pass,” would be appropriate today, on what would have been his 76th birthday.
On the other hand, George might appreciate a timely rendition of his “Here Comes The Sun” during this area’s “long, cold, lonely winter.” (*)
(*) From “Here Comes The Sun,” written by George Harrison, and appearing on the Beatles’ 1969 “Abbey Road” album.
“I Me Mine,” George Harrison’s autobiography, published in 1980 and updated in 2002, was the primary source for this article. Some information is from Wikipedia.
That book and “Here Comes the Sun -- The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison,” published in 2006 by Joshua M. Greene, are available for checkout at MidPointe Library.
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