George Harrison

George Harrison first came to the world’s attention with the Beatles, and it is no small part of his gift that his contributions to so many of the Beatles’ greatest songs are not immediately apparent to casual listeners. As a guitarist, Harrison was a player of consummate taste and subtlety, and he viewed his role as serving the song in the most selfless, organic way possible. Among the renowned rock guitarists of the Sixties, he was by far the most self-effacing, the least given to pyrotechnical display. He was also among the most inventive and original.

Harrison was the youngest member of the Beatles, and partly because of that, it came naturally to him at first to define a role for himself in the musical background. That supportive role suited his personality in some ways. The notion of Harrison as the “Quiet Beatle” is something of a cliché – he was as ready as the next mop-top with a quip during the band’s early and now legendary press conferences. But he was far less given than the others to calling attention to himself. Years later he would name one of his albums and the record label he founded Dark Horse. It was an image with which he identified. A dark horse, he said, is “the one who suddenly pulls out from behind the rest and barrels ahead to actually win the race…. That’s me, I guess.” As Paul Simon would say of him shortly after his death, “He wasn’t particularly quiet. He just didn’t demand to be heard.”

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Lower 5E (Live At The BBC For "Pop Go The Beatles" / 10th September, 1963)On Air - Live At The BBC (Vol.2)0:23
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Brian Bathtubes (Live At The BBC For "Saturday Club" / 21st December, 1963)On Air - Live At The BBC (Vol.2)0:58
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Let It Down (Original Guitar And Vocal Version / Bonus Track)All Things Must Pass (Remastered)3:55
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Greasy LegsWonderwall Music (Remastered)1:27
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This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)Extra Texture (Remastered)4:13
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I Live For YouAll Things Must Pass (Remastered)3:37
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Hear Me LordAll Things Must Pass (Remastered)5:49
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This Song (Remastered 2004)Thirty Three & 1/34:14
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Crackerbox Palace (Remastered 2004)Thirty Three & 1/33:58
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Behind That Locked DoorDylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City3:06
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