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George Harrison
George HarrisonGeorge 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.


George Harrison Songfacts

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Happy birthday today George again another one for me as well. Just allow me to Knight you myself after we soon talk it over under your favorite spell. Twenty Five February
-Todd Toohey from San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado USA

George was a talent within himself, he only wrote classic song that were simple on the ear a true master
-Alan Lindsay from MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

I started playing guitar because of George. Thank You George you are my hero
-Imtiaz from India

The lead guitar break in"Something"(Abbey Road) proves that George is still alive
-John Kolberg from Monona,Wi 53716, WI

George was my favorite Beatle! I love learning more and more about him. He seemed like such an interesting person.
-Anna from Pennsylvania

George speaking to Macca "hi Paul is that a vegetarian leather jacket?" Priceless
-Alan wilkinson from Northumberland uk

Músicas de George são as minhas preferidas, Here come the sun!!!
-Jose Nogueira from são paulo Brasil

The Scorcese documentary is excellent. Listening to George, and especially to those closest to him, there's no doubt this was a man making his way toward enlightenment - never mind whether he got there or not this time around. A brilliant, talented, witty, flawed and deeply caring man. How great that he was part of our lifetime.
-carmen from Seattle, WA

@ Dannie: now we know who's got the collection...omw to Goshen!
-Maxwell Silver Hammer from Strawberry Field

George was so great as a writer and vocalist.
-John from Philadelphia, PA

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