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Profile of the Day: George Harrison

Profile of the Day: George Harrison

George Harrison

On this day in 1943, musician George Harrison was born. Known as “the quiet Beatle,” Harrison became internationally famous as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Harrison was born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England to Harold Harrison and Louise French. The youngest of four children, Harrison grew up with a strong love for music. He first met Paul McCartney while riding the bus to school and the two bonded over their love for music. At the age of 15, Harrison was invited to join McCartney and John Lennon in their band, then known as the Quarrymen. The group later became known as The Beatles and added drummer Ringo Starr.

After the release of their first hit single, “Love Me Do,” in 1962, the band became an international sensation. Although McCartney and Lennon wrote the majority of the songs, Harrison was responsible for a few hits himself, including “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something,” and “Taxman.”

Harrison continued to have a successful solo career after the Beatles had broken up. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and posthumously in 2004 for his solo work.

Harrison died on November 29, 2001 at the age of 58.

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