Nine Years Out: George Harrison
Nine years ago today, George Harrison died of cancer. It’s hard to believe he has been gone such a relatively short time – compared to John Lennon, who died in 1980 – but it seems his music has been with us forever.
Try to imagine being in a rock band with the two greatest songwriters of all. The fact that George Harrison got his music onto Beatles records, and some of his songs are comparable to Lennon-McCartney’s, is a brilliant testimony to the man’s musical talent. And like his former bandmates, his solo career had peaks and valleys – perhaps maybe a little higher and lower than the other Beatles.
December 8, the date of John Lennon’s murder, is burned onto our collective memories but let’s take a moment today to remember another great musician.
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