George Harrison would have been 67 this week February 25th, 2010. Lung cancer claimed his life too early in 2001. Most would agree he did not get enough space on the Beatles albums. When he did he made the most of his opportunities. Too many favorite songs to play, but my earliest recongnition of George in my younger life was the following:
I loved most all of the Beatles songs, but whenever George was the headliner he made me sit up and take notice. The flavors of the day were featured in the next one:
Then he went on to a solo career where he was finally able to be up front where he always belonged. The next song is just one small snippet in that success and shows where his heart would always be, with the broken and downtrodden:
I hope you have enjoyed this small tribute to a man who knew who he was and never let popular opinion shape who he was to become. He overcame many obstacles in his life, but could not beat the cancer that finally claimed it. Rest in Peace George!