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Born in Liverpool, England in 1943. Best known as lead guitarist of the The Beatles, George Harrison also achieved mainstream success as a solo artist. Smothered by the overwhelming songwriting talents of his Beatles band mates, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Harrison never felt he was able to fully express himself as a member of the band. His distinctive, eastern-oriented style of music was never fully expressed as a member of The Beatles. As tensions within the band heightened towards the end of the sixties, Harrison began to work on his debut solo album, All Things Must Pass. The album, released in 1970, contains the two-time number one hit, My Sweet Lord.

Harrison is also credited for creating music benefits, notably the1971 Concert for Bangladesh. Harrison played beside Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr, and Leon Russell to a crowd of 40,000 in Madison Square Garden, New York. The show raised over $240,000 benefiting the George Harrison Fund for Bangladesh relief.

Harrison went on to release several successful solo albums, and in the late eighties collaborated with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbinson, and Tom Petty, in a group called Traveling Wilburys. The group released two albums.

Harrison died on November 29, 2001 after a battle with cancer. His last album, Brainwashed, was released posthumously and featured the single Any Road.

A benefit concert in Harrison's memory was played on November 29, 2002 at the Royal Albert Hall. The star-studded event (featuring former band mate Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Monty Python) was released on the DVD double-album, The Concert For George.

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