If you’re a guitarist, the end of November marks another dark day.
The man who said; “The Beatles saved the world from boredom” George Harrison, the lead guitarist with the Beatles and a multi-talented singer-songwriter in his own right, died of cancer on this day in 2001 at his home in Henley-on-Thames in south Oxfordshire, England.
George Harrison (February 25, 1943 – November, 29, 2001)
George wasn’t born into wealth. His dream of becoming a rock and roll star began when he was riding his bicycle through the streets of his Liverpool neighborhood in England as Elvis Presley songs blared from passing cars. A close childhood friend of Paul McCartney’s, George actually auditioned for John Lennon on the upper deck of a UK public bus. He later joined the Beatles.
George was best remembered as “the quiet Beatle”. He let John Lennon and Paul McCartney share the spotlight while he spent most of his time lingering in the back line playing his guitar, doing what he loved best.
Here’s George doing what he did best, with the great Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Ringo Starr;
Today, George… my guitar weeps… RIP.