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George Harrison's Musical Legacy

Published: 11/29/2012

"George Harrison" is one of four names that need no introduction.
 

Former Beatle George Harrison smiles in this 1974 file photo at an unknown location. (AP Photo/File)

Former Beatle George Harrison smiles in this 1974 file photo at an unknown location. (AP Photo/File)

 

 

The former Beatle died eleven years ago today, but his music still plays a part in the soundtrack of our lives. On the anniversary of his death, we don't need many words to describe the impact and beauty of his music – the songs speak for themselves. So let's give a listen to three tracks from three musical eras of Harrison's life.

With The Beatles, Harrison's compositions were generally overshadowed by the huge outpouring of Lennon/McCartney songs. But he contributed some gems…
 

 

 

 

 

After the breakup of The Beatles, Harrison spread his songwriting wings, releasing 14 solo albums.
 

 

 

 

 

Harrison had a little fun later in his life when he became a member of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.
 

 

 

 

 

Written by Linnea Crowther. Originally published November 2011.
 

 

 

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