Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Legendary Beatle - George Harrison

By Shawna S. Ruppert

George Harrison was a member of the most important musical group of the twentieth century, and it would be impossible to discuss George Harrison trivia without mentioning The Beatles. Along with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Star, Harrison was one of the members of the fab four, the group that launched Beatlemania and some of the most enduring hits to ever be released.

Their music changed rock and roll, changed the way music was recorded, and totally changed the way that musical groups would stand in the eye of the public at large. Harrison was the lead guitarist of the band.

To start when discussing George Harrison quiz questions The Beatles must be looked at. He was not one of the primary song writers in the band, John and Paul were those, but they Beatles did record several songs written by Harrison, some of which remain among their most popular even today. "Here Comes The Sun" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" are among two of his most well known that he wrote for the band.

George Harrison trivia should mention that he also had both a successful solo career and a successful stint in a second band that he helped form, The Traveling Wilburys. The Wilburys are a fascinating piece of musical history, and are probably the best example of a "Supergroup" a band comprised of musicians who had all been previously famous in their own right. The Wilburys were comprised of Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, and recorded their first album in only two weeks and released it to immense popularity. They would release two albums with this lineup, and one more after the death of Orbison.

A George Harrison quiz should also mention his friendship with Eric Clapton, one of the most storied friendships in musical history. The two were fast friends for many years, and Clapton was invited to play guitar on one of Harrison's tracks for The Beatles, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and the two proved how deep their friendship ran when even after Harrison's first wife left him for Clapton they remained fast friends.

Harrison died in 2001 after an ongoing battle with cancer. The official diagnoses was lung cancer, and he had previously struggled with cancerous episodes in both his throat and his brain. He believed the cancer to be caused by his smoking from when he was younger.

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1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately the Wilburies only released two albums. You probably thought it was three because they named their second release as if it was a third record. :-)