Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on February 25th 1943 the Late George Harrison’s birthday.
Out of all the Beatles I have to say George Harrison was my favorite out of the bunch. Even after he left the Beatles and went on his own.
What a talent he left behind for all of us to share with each other, as we celebrate his birthday today.
Did you know George Harrison was a huge fan of Monty Python? In fact, when investors backed out on Life of Brian, Harrison founded a film company, HandMade Films, and fronted 4 million to ensure the film was completed, simply because he wanted to see it. Python member Eric Idle called it “the most expensive movie ticket in history.”
Did you also know that George Harrison had a green thumb?
By the mid-80s, Harrison no longer considered himself a musician: “I’m not really a career person. I’m a gardener basically.” He employed a workforce to help him maintain his 36 acre garden at Friar Park. He even dedicated his autobiography, I Me Mine, to “gardeners everywhere.”
Did you know that George Harrison joined The Beatles when he was 14 years-old?
Impressing Paul McCartney with his skills as a guitarist, when the band booked a gig in Hamburg in 1960, the police discovered Harrison was under 18 and had him deported.
How many instruments can you play? George Harrison could play 26 instruments, Harrison played: the Guitar, Sitar, 4-string Guitar, Bass Guitar, Arp Bass, Violin, Tamboura, Dobro, Swordmandel, Tabla, Organ, Piano, Moog Synthesizer, Harmonica, Autoharp, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Claves, African drum, Conga drum, Tympani, Ukulele, Mandolin, Marimba, and Jal-Tarang.
One of my favorite songs from George Harrison is song he created on his solo career called, “My Sweet Lord.”
Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name, (nowhere man 113) plays the song for you called, “My Sweet Lord,” from George Harrison.
As the lyrics keep saying, “I really want to see you,” George Harrison so God for the first time on November 29th 2001.
In 1997, Harrison was diagnosed with throat cancer and treated with radiotherapy, which was thought at the time to be successful.
He publicly blamed years of smoking for the illness.
On 30 December 1999, Harrison and his wife were attacked at their home, Friar Park. A 36-year-old, Michael Abram, broke in and attacked Harrison with a kitchen knife, puncturing a lung and causing head injuries before Olivia Harrison incapacitated the assailant by striking him repeatedly with a poker and a lamp.
Following the attack, Harrison was hospitalized with more than forty stab wounds.
In May 2001, it was revealed that he had undergone an operation to remove a cancerous growth from one of his lungs, and in July, it was reported that he was being treated for a brain tumor at a clinic in Switzerland.
On 12 November, in New York, Harrison, Starr, and McCartney came together for the last time. Three weeks later, on 29 November 2001, Harrison died at a friend’s home in Los Angeles; he was only 58 years old.
The only way to keep someone a live is by keeping their memory alive, and even though he died tragically we celebrate his birthday today by remember one of his favorite song, as we share his legacy of this music with others.
Happy Birthday George Harrison wherever you maybe!
Written & Designed by JD Mitchell