A fourth of the Beatles, the most powerful force in rock and roll history, George Harrison, died of cancer at 58 on Nov. 30.
Harrison was a quiet, soulful-lad from Liverpool, England. He grew up imitating the guitar styles of Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins.
Despite his quiet presence, Harrison wrote some of the Beatles’ most poignant songs, most notably “Something,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Here Comes the Sun” and “Taxman.”
After The Beatles broke up in 1970, Harrison embarked on an up-and-down solo career. His top selling 1970 album All Things Must Pass was the first by a Beatle soloist to top the charts. He was also part of the The Traveling Wilburys in the late ’80s and early ’90s, a band which combined the talents of Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne.
Harrison will remain a legend, not only for his contributions in music but also as a loving and caring individual who gave an immeasurable gift to the world