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George Harrison

1943 - 2001

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George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles' work. Although the majority of the band's songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Harrison has received more than 26,316,321 page views. His biography is available in 102 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). George Harrison is the 21st most popular musician (down from 15th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Musician.

George Harrison is most famous for being a member of the Beatles, as well as being a solo artist.

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Among musicians, George Harrison ranks 21 out of 2,662Before him are Madonna, Arcangelo Corelli, Ray Charles, Brian May, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Charlie Watts. After him are Władysław Szpilman, Ringo Starr, Arthur Rubinstein, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards.

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Among people born in 1943, George Harrison ranks 12Before him are Jim Morrison, Catherine Deneuve, Sharon Tate, Mick Jagger, Bobby Fischer, and Queen Silvia of Sweden. After him are Vangelis, Keith Richards, Ben Kingsley, Joe Pesci, Toto Cutugno, and Albano Carrisi. Among people deceased in 2001, George Harrison ranks 3Before him are Anthony Quinn and Tove Jansson. After him are Josef Bican, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Claude Shannon, Jorge Amado, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, Herbert A. Simon, Didi, and Christiaan Barnard.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Harrison ranks 145 out of 7,765Before him are John Venn (1834), Anthony Eden (1897), Rosalind Franklin (1920), John, King of England (1166), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), and Charlie Watts (1941). After him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), Ada Lovelace (1815), Catherine Parr (1512), Ian Fleming (1908), and Alfred Marshall (1842).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, George Harrison ranks 6Before him are John Lennon (1940), Elton John (1947), Paul McCartney (1942), Brian May (1947), and Charlie Watts (1941). After him are Ringo Starr (1940), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Keith Richards (1943), Bon Scott (1946), and Jeff Beck (1944).

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