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George Harrison

Published: 2/18/2014
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George Harrison was the youngest of the Beatles, just 14 when he began playing with a group of lads then known as the Quarrymen. He matured into an unmatchable guitarist, a talented songwriter and an open-minded seeker of peace who introduced Eastern music and mysticism into the band's repertoire. Harrison was "the quiet Beatle," the one whose songwriting credits were often overshadowed by Lennon’s and McCartney's, but the songs he wrote are beloved and enduring – including the Beatles' second-most-covered song, "Something." As a solo artist, Harrison continued his exploration of exotic sounds, combining it with his ear for a good hook to produce hits including "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" and "Got My Mind Set on You." Harrison is still on our minds today, as evidenced by the stories we're still telling about him in the news. (AP Photo)

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