Remembering George Harrison, 10th year anniversary

On November 29, 2001, media outlets all over the world reported that former Beatle George Harrison had passed away, having lost his battle with cancer. But such statements were grossly insufficient to capture the breadth of Harrison’s life.

Often referred to as “the quiet Beatle”, Harrison became over time an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other Beatles, as well as their Western audience. Following the band’s break-up, he was a successful solo artist, later a founding member of the Traveling Wilburys. Harrison was also a session musician and a film and record producer. He is listed at number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

Two concerts will take place in Liverpool later to mark the 10th anniversary of George Harrison’s death.

The concerts will take place at 14:00 GMT at St George’s Hall, and at 20:00 GMT at The Cavern Club where the Fab Four often played. Flags will also fly at half-mast at both the Liverpool City Hall and St George’s Hall.

take a look at George’s last live presentation for VH1 in 1997

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