This Day in History: Beatles Guitarist George Harrison Dies at 58
This Day in History: Beatles Guitarist George Harrison Dies at 58.
November 29, 2001.
The youngest member of the
Beatles was 58 years old when
he succumbed to throat cancer.
Known as "the quiet Beatle,"
Harrison was often overshadowed
by Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
But his use of instruments such
as the sitar and the innovative
backwards guitar solo left an
indelible mark on pop music.
After the Beatles, Harrison
led a brilliant solo career,
marked by his collaborations
with musicians such as Eric Clapton.
Along with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison,
Tom Petty and Jeff Lyne, Harrison
also formed the band the
Traveling Wilburys in 1988.
He was described by
Monty Python star Eric Idle as
"one of the few morally good people
that rock and roll has produced.”