George Harrison may have been known as the quiet Beatle but his output was anything but. Between his work with The Beatles and his 30 year solo career, Harrison composed some of rock’s most legendary and important works.
His songs include Something, Taxman, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, My Sweet Lord, and All Those Years Ago. His lone Beatles a-side was a number one hit and has become one of the most covered songs of the rock era.
Harrison’s first proper solo album was a triple disc masterpiece, regarded by many as the greatest post-Beatles album of any of the members. He continued to produce hit albums and singles throughout the 1970s but slowed down in the 1980s to focus more attention on film making.
In 1987, George Harrison teamed up with Jeff Lynne to release his “comeback” album, Cloud 9 which was a huge hit and helped birth the Traveling Wilburys super group with Lynne, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison.
Harrison passed away in 2001 at the age of 58. An album, Brainwashed, was released posthumously in 2002 and was his first solo studio album since 1987’s Cloud 9.