George Harrison MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles' work. Although the majority of the band's songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group included "Taxman", "Within You Without You", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something".
|Full name at birth||
George Harold Harrison
|Claim to fame||
|Date of birth||
25 February 1943
|Place of birth||
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
|Date of death||
29 November 2001
58 (age at death)
|Place of death||
Hollywood Hills, California, USA
|Cause of death||
Guitarist, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Actor
5' 10" (178 cm)
155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Dovedale Primary School, Merseyside, England, UK
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool, England, UK
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