George Harrison earned a reputation as The Quiet Beatle, but those who knew him have lots of stories, often underscoring his compassion and humor. It's clear from the comments in the Apple Scruffs songfacts
that he was a different kind of Rock Star, one who spent his life exploring larger themes. Friends and family describe George as a kind of spiritual aspirant - he had a deep fascination with meditation, mantras, gardening, and Indian music.
While John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned most of The Beatles repertoire, George contributed a song or two of his own to each record. After the group split up in 1970, George began releasing the contents of his own songbook, which had been under-represented on Beatles albums.
With the Martin Scorsese documentary Living in the Material World
as a reference, we've assembled some true stories about George's life and music, along with a few embellishments. See if you can tell the difference.