FEBRUARY 25th: The past few weeks we have been writing about The Beatles conquering of America in 1964. GEORGE HARRISON, the youngest Beatle had not turned 21 yet! Today we celebrate his birthday and look at just some of his legacy. Look at him play on the first song The Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show, All My Loving. That guitar solo was magnificent, perfectly crafted and delivered with an exuding confidence and an amazing smile, center stage in between the two guys who would become the greatest songwriters (and much more) in history. Well, another in his position might have accepted his role, but not George. He also had that songwriting spirit and contributed 1 or 2 songs every year. He discovered there was more to him than being a Beatle, and found an Indian musical and spiritual culture that took him (and the world) to places we had never been. He even took John, Paul & Ringo with him! Musically, he exploded after that and all of a sudden George’s songs were just as important as John and Paul’s songs. Thousand of books have been written trying to figure out the how and why of The Beatles. It is really quite simple. They had the two greatest singers/songwriters, the greatest rock and roll drummer, and the lead guitarist who had a modest way of guiding those songs with seemingly perfect riffs and strong backing vocals, too. The breakup – that was simple too. Too much talent for one group and not enough vinyl to put it on! George’s All Things Must Pass was the direct result of the breakup. Now he, too, had a place to unleash his full songwriting prowess. As we celebrate his life today, go to his music, listen to some of his albums, smile and be thankful we were around to witness it all and spread the love. Happy Birthday George, wherever you are. You will live forever in our hearts.
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