All Those Years Ago-Remembering George Harrison
In a few of days it will be George Harrison’s birthday, the youngest member of the “fab four” aka the Beatles. He was born on February 25, 1943, and he died in 2001 at the age of 58 from lung cancer. It was a very sad day when George passed away, although he left this world with his family beside him and in his own home. This is the way that he wanted to go, with respect and dignity.
George Harrison was an unassuming man, rather shy when he was young and had a special relationship with John Lennon. He actually looked up to Lennon quite a bit. He was often referred to as the “quiet Beatle“, because he was kind of always in the shadow of Paul and John. In fact I think that if it hadn’t been for Paul and John, George might have become one of the biggest musicians in his own right.
I am certainly not blaming John and Paul, it was what it was,it would have been almost impossible for George to have lived up to their expectations. They were clearly genius’s and certainly made their mark in history and I have a special place in my heart for every single Beatle.John and Paul were amazing song writers and I love Ringo because he has such a carefree attitude about life; he is fun to watch. George Harrison is special to me because he touches my heart and I like his spirit.
George was not taken too seriously as a song writer when the Beatles were together. There were only a few songs that he actually wrote with the Beatles and they happen to be the ones that he sang vocals on. Such as Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, All Things Must Pass to name a few and the ones that happen to be my favorites, My Sweet Lord and Here Comes the Sun, they really show the depth of his talent.
Although there was a slight rift in the relationship between George and John when George Harrison wrote his Biography called I, Me, Mine, because John felt that George didn’t mention him very much in the book as having had much influence on him, John took this as an insult and felt that he was slighted by George and was only mentioned as an afterthought. I don’t know what the relationship between John and George was right before the death of John, but I do know that 6 months after John’s death, George released the song, All Those Years Ago, which is really quite a tribute to John and very touching.
Remembered As A Wonderful Guy
For all those that knew the youngest Beatle, such as family, friends and musicians who worked with George all describe him as a funny, sincere, kind, wonderful guy. He has been described as a very humble man and extremely kind to others. He was a very spiritual person and was one of the first musicians who started doing work for humanitarian endeavors. He was named as one of the greatest guitar players in Rolling Stone magazine and, although he struggled with his music during the Beatle years, he certainly invented a style that was all his own.
It’s sad that George had to die so young but I read the tribute from People magazine after his death, and they mention that George was very brave till the very end, and accepted his death with much dignity; as if he knew why he was put on this earth, and his work was finished. I'm sure he went without any fear and hopefully with much peace in his soul. He had a supportive wife and loving son that were with him when he passed away peacefully in his own bed. George Harrison the baby of the Beatles will always be missed, but never forgotten. Happy Birthday George and R.I.P.
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