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Significant Facts About George Harrison:
- Ranked #21 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2004, and as a member of the Beatles in 1988
- Had successful careers as a solo artist and as a film producer following the breakup of the Beatles
- During his time with the Beatles, he became heavily involved in Hinduism and music originating in India
George Harrison's Early Career:
In 1958, at the age of 15, he and schoolmate Paul McCartney were playing in a Liverpool band called The Quarrymen, later to become The Beatles.
Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, and Carl Perkins influenced his playing style, and he became adept at both lead and rhythm guitar.
George Harrison as a Beatle:
Relations between Harrison and McCartney were often strained, to the point that Harrison actually quit the group for a short time during the filming of the documentary Let It Be.
George Harrison on His Own:
He established a successful film production company, Handmade Films, and organized the first major superstar charity benefit, The Concert For Bangladesh.
Essential George Harrison CD:
Widely considered to be the best solo album made by any of the former Beatles, and one of the best of any roack band or artist in the 70s.