George Harrison was a musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist for the Beatles.
He was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England and died on November 29, 2001 in Los Angeles, California.
Along with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, he was a member of one of the most successful and influential bands in music history. Harrison wrote many of the Beatles' hits, including "Something," "Here Comes the Sun," and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
He was also known for his interest in Eastern spirituality and was a devotee of the Hindu guru Sri Mahavatara Babaji.
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- George Harrison wrote the songs "Taxman" and "Within You Without You" for the Beatles' album "Revolver."
- He played the sitar on the Beatles' song "Norwegian Wood," which was one of the first Western pop songs to feature the Indian instrument, (although some do contend this).
- Harrison was also an avid gardener and wrote a book about it in 1979 called "I Me Mine."
- In 1974 Harrison formed the supergroup "The Travelling Wilburys" with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty - see here.
- He was a follower of the Hindu spiritual teacher Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh (later known as Osho), and in 1971 the Beatles met him in India
- Harrison was also a significant philanthropist, founding the Material World Charitable Foundation in 1973 and supported various charitable causes throughout his life.
- He passed away on November 29, 2001, as a result of lung cancer.
- George Harrison was married twice in his lifetime. He first married Pattie Boyd in 1966, but the couple divorced in 1977. Harrison then married Olivia Trinidad Arias in 1978, and the couple remained married until Harrison's death in 2001.