George Harrison: Twenty years have passed without “the silent Beatle”

George Harrison, who was the youngest of the legendary band The Beatles, died of lung cancer exactly 20 years ago. The singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist He died at the age of 58 on November 29, 2001, surrounded by his family and friends, and in the middle of chants of mantra.

Harrison, born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England, proved that his compositions would last in time and some songs of his authorship, such as “Here Comes the Sun” or “Something” would become real hits on the popularity charts.

The “Silent Beatle” revolutionized the rock world by including the sitar in his compositions, an instrument that soon became one of the favorites of the psychedelic movement. After the breakup of The Beatles, Harrison was the first to release a solo album: “All Things Must Past”, the first to top the charts with his religious hymn “My Sweet Lord”, and the first to do concerts. charity with the mythical “Concert for Bangladesh”.

George knew how to find a way to become the lead guitarist of the quartet, and his solos managed to position themselves among the fans’ favorites, in addition to becoming authentic anthems.

“I miss my friend so much”

On the occasion of the death anniversary of the virtuoso musician, Paul McCartney wanted to pay him a small tribute on Twitter.

“Hard to believe that we lost George 20 years ago. I miss my friend so much ”(Hard to believe we lost George 20 years ago. I miss my friend so much), Paul wrote on his social network account.

Unmissable! George Harrison through his songs

The single is part of his album All Things Must Past, which, since its premiere, became a resounding success. The musician’s goal with the song was to create a prayer to the Hindu God Krishna and, in turn, make a critical call against religious sectarianism.

This song from the album “All Things Must Pass” reached the tenth position in the lists of Canada and the United States, and first positions in the lists of Australia and Switzerland; had the support of musicians such as Eric Clapton and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends for its recording.

It also became popular after being part of the soundtracks of films such as Good Boys, Patch Adams, A Great Dad, The Best Place in the World, Welcome to 40 and Instant Family.

The theme that gives name to Harrison’s homonymous album, which was written while the musician was still part of The Beatles, since it would be part of the Let It Be album, but was discarded as production progressed; Harrison wanted to give him a second chance with his solo material.

However, it was also included as part of the bonus material on The Beatles Anthology album, and was sung by McCartney at the composer’s public memorial on November 29, 2009, which was titled Concert for George.

A resounding success that Harrison composed for The Beatles and their album Abbey Road, which was worked during a difficult year for the musician, 1969.

The inspiration came one day when he decided not to attend one of the group’s meetings and instead spent time with his friend Eric Clapton. As he strolled through the garden of his house, he saw the spring sun rise for the first time that season, which gave him the impetus to put the song together.

This song from the album “Abbey Road” topped the charts of popularity in the United States while the musician was in the ranks of The Beatles.

Not only did it become one of the favorite songs of the fans of the group, but also of their fellow artists, since it is the second song with the most “covers” that the band has had thanks to celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey. , James Brown, Tonny Bennett, Ana Gabriel, Julio Iglesias, Joe Cocker and Smokey Robinson.

  • While my guitar gently weeps

This song, included in the mythical “White Album” by The Beatles, is one of Harrison’s most outstanding compositions, and has the masterful interpretation of guitarist Eric Clapton, who managed to give the right atmosphere to this wonderful piece of the purest rock. .

The song, composed as a tribute to John Lennon after his assassination, soon managed to position itself in the popularity charts. The lyrics, personal and full of recognition to Lennon, are characterized by their bittersweet touch when listening to them.



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