George Harrison will always be known as “The Quiet Beatle,” and while his life after the Beatles didn’t generate the headlines that John Lennon and Paul McCartney did, he continued to make great music and produce groundbreaking films until his death in 2001.
Harrison was born in Liverpool in 1943 and grew up in a housing block (public housing project.) His first guitar fell apart while he was playing it, and he gave up on music. Finally, one of his older brothers taught him a few chords, and he slowly became proficient playing along to country and early rock records, particularly the music of Carl Perkins, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Buddy Holly, and Eddie Cochran. His first band... Read More