Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday


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Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 76th birthday — and while it’s nearly been two decades since the Beatles legend passed away in 2001, his spirit and music lives on to this day. Such was the impact he had on the music community and the world as a whole, really.

John Lennon’s estate sent in some wishes, as well.

Sir Paul McCartney remembered his old friend in a warm social media post on Monday:

As did George’s son, Dhani Harrison:

In the studio, Harrison was as focused as anybody. In Rock Cellar’s recent chat with producer Giles Martin regarding the recent White Album anniversary reissues, Martin had this to say of George:

“Because of the nature of the way they were recording on The White Album with not many overdubs, it’s kind of like the Let It Be album in a way. For example, a song like “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” is an incredibly complicated thing to play and actually they’d find it quite funny. They’d get through the end of a take and John would go, ‘It’s getting better but it’s not getting more fun.’ But George would go, ‘It’s getting better and it’s getting more fun.’

“John would say, ‘Is it? Maybe for you but it’s hard. It’s very hard to sing this.’ But they wanted to capture that, and they weren’t playing live concerts anymore so this was the moment they did it.”

That’s the type of creator and visionary Harrison was, and he remains sorely missed to this day. Happy birthday, George Harrison — may you continue to rest in peace.


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