In Memoriam – George Harrison
Born February 25, 1943 – Died November 29, 2001
English guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
In Memoriam – George Harrison – The Beatles
They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act.
They are also the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful artists; as of 2017, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty.
They have received seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards.
The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four main members were inducted individually from 1994 to 2015.
They were also collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the twentieth century’s 100 most influential people.
Here’s Paul McCartney’s reaction to George Harrison’s death. This was filmed at his estate in Sussex. The reporters were gathered outside the long driveway entrance to his estate. Seems kind of rehearsed, but I guess it’s expected when dealing with the media, especially since the lashing McCartney received from his seemingly passive reaction to the death of Beatles band mate John Lennon.
Harrison died in 2001, aged 58, from lung cancer that was attributed to years of cigarette smoking.
His remains were cremated and the ashes were scattered according to Hindu tradition in a private ceremony in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India. He left an estate of almost £100 million.
In Memoriam – George Harrison – “Handle With Care”
“Handle with Care” is the first track from the Traveling Wilburys’ 1988 album, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, and the group’s most successful single.
The song was written primarily by George Harrison, although writing credits are shared by all five members of the Wilburys: Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.
Music video by The Traveling Wilburys performing Handle With Care. (C) 2007 T. Wilbury Limited. Exclusively Licensed to Concord Music Group, Inc. http://vevo.ly/LGLafI