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Exactly 20 years ago from today, the world lost one of the most important guitarists of all time, George Harrison. As the “Quiet One” of The Beatles, Harrison’s peaceful presence and distinct guitar licks make him a figure who we can never forget. It was Harrison who wrote The Beatles’ prolific tunes Something and While My Guitar Gently Weeps (just to name a couple). Following his career with the fab four, Harrison went on to develop a momentous solo career that demonstrated his immense songwriting talent with songs such as All Things Must Pass, My Sweet Lord, and Give Me Love.
On November 29th, 2001 Harrison lost his battle to cancer while surrounded by his family. The last message he gave, according to his wife Olivia Harrison, was “Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait, and love one another.”
George is so missed by the entire world.
Watch George Harrison perform Something live at Madison Square Garden, NYC in 1971 here: