George Harisson Music videos
George Harrison, the lead guitarist of the most famous rock band of all times, The Beatles, is an underestimated guitarist. Born in Liverpool, 1943, he was the youngest Beatle. With his better guitar skills, he impressed Lennon and McCartney, though they found him a bit childish. What makes him special, as a guitarist? His singing style of playing. He hears everything he plays, before playing it.
George Harrison was influenced by Chuck Berry and other rock 'n roll greats. His contact with Indian classical music, especially through his lessons with Ravi Shankar, resulted in a more and more lyrical way of soloing on the instrument. His friendship with Eric Clapton led to an interesting collaboration: for the famous solo in While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Harrison asked Clapton to play most of it.
As a composer, George Harrison developed himself more and more in the second half of The Beatles' era. Pulling the strings and a beautiful, personal vibrato form the sound, whether he would be playing a Stratocaster or a Gibson guitar. He became famous, using a Gretsch guitar, but played a whole range of instruments over the years.
George Harrison started using the slide (bottleneck) after working with Shankar. This increased his means of expression dramatically. His intrest in spiritual life was significant and inspired many. He died in 2001. He has left a wonderful legacy, both as part of the Beatles, as in his other collaborations, later on.