George Harrison: It's been 20 years without "the silent Beatle"



George Harrison: It's been 20 years without "the silent Beatle"

Spirituality was one of the main characteristics in the compositions of the English musician


George knew how to find a way to become the lead guitarist for The Beatles.  AP/FILE

Harrison, born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England, showed that his compositions would endure over time and some of his songs, such as "Here Comes the Sun" or "Something" would become real hits on the popularity charts .

The "quiet Beatle" revolutionized the world of rock by including the sitar in his compositions, an instrument that soon positioned itself among the favorites of the psychedelic movement. After The Beatles broke up, 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 events with the mythical "Concert for Bangladesh".

"I miss my friend so much"

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

Unmissable! George Harrison through his songs

  • my sweet lord

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.

  • what is life

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

He also managed to become 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.

  • All Things Must Past

The theme that gives name to Harrison's self-titled 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, entitled Concert for George.

  • Here Comes the Sun

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

The inspiration came one day when he decided to skip one of the band'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.

  • something

This song from the album "Abbey Road" topped the popularity charts 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 group's fans, but also of its 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 legendary "White Album" by The Beatles, is one of Harrison's most outstanding compositions, and features the masterful interpretation of guitarist Eric Clapton, who managed to give the right atmosphere to this wonderful piece of the purest rock .

  • All those years ago

The song, composed as a tribute to John Lennon after his murder, soon managed to position itself on the popularity charts. The letter, personal and full of acknowledgments to Lennon, is characterized by its bittersweet touch when listening to it.