Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday

Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday

Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison‘s 76th birthday — and while it’s nearly been two decades since the Beatles legend passed away in 2001, his spirit and music lives on to this day. Such was the impact he had on the music community and the world as a whole, really.

John Lennon’s estate sent in some wishes, as well.

Sir Paul McCartney remembered his old friend in a warm social media post on Monday:

As did George’s son, Dhani Harrison:

In the studio, Harrison was as focused as anybody. In Rock Cellar’s recent chat with producer Giles Martin regarding the recent White Album anniversary reissues, Martin had this to say of George:

“Because of the nature of the way they were recording on The White Album with not many overdubs, it’s kind of like the Let It Be album in a way. For example, a song like “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” is an incredibly complicated thing to play and actually they’d find it quite funny. They’d get through the end of a take and John would go, ‘It’s getting better but it’s not getting more fun.’ But George would go, ‘It’s getting better and it’s getting more fun.’

“John would say, ‘Is it? Maybe for you but it’s hard. It’s very hard to sing this.’ But they wanted to capture that, and they weren’t playing live concerts anymore so this was the moment they did it.”

That’s the type of creator and visionary Harrison was, and he remains sorely missed to this day. Happy birthday, George Harrison — may you continue to rest in peace.

3 Responses to "Happy Birthday, George Harrison: Beatles Legend Remembered for His 76th Birthday"

  1. Dennis K Fendler   February 25, 2019 at 11:33 am

    my favorite Fab Four member-Inspirational and one of the most humane humans in our lifetime…he purified the whole world with his contribution to all of Humanity through the great conduit of Music and his personal journey in Life…His spirit lives inside my heart and I am a better human being for it…For that, I will always be grateful…Its your day, George…and its always sunny…

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  2. PAUL DEAN   February 25, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    ” Any Road ! ” Will take you there , McC got him into the band ! Did the same route today as they did as kids on top of the numb 86 bus to town , Playing their guitars ! Best Wishes to all from Liverpool U/K remembering our George today .

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  3. James Zienta   February 26, 2019 at 8:54 am

    In the first picture is that hal blaine,s kit I remember reading when they did sessions and seeing a picture of half blain and George Harrison. Blain spoke very highly of them (beatkes)

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