George Harrison

1943 - 2001

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George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer 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 19,555,962 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). George Harrison is the 15th most popular musician (up from 17th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 113th in 2019) and the 4th 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 15 out of 2,675Before him are Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, Leopold Mozart, and Clara Schumann. After him are Elton John, Arcangelo Corelli, Madonna, Ray Charles, Brian May, and Cat Stevens.

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Among people born in 1943, George Harrison ranks 5Before him are Robert De Niro, Janis Joplin, Lech Wałęsa, and Jim Morrison. After him are Sharon Tate, Julio Iglesias, Catherine Deneuve, Bobby Fischer, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mick Jagger, and Vangelis. Among people deceased in 2001, George Harrison ranks 2Before him is Anthony Quinn. After him are Tove Jansson, Didi, Jorge Amado, Claude Shannon, Josef Bican, Herbert A. Simon, Sabiha Gökçen, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, and Léopold Sédar Senghor.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Harrison ranks 103 out of 6,924Before him are Christopher Lee (1922), Edward VIII (1894), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Michael Caine (1933), David Bowie (1947), and T. E. Lawrence (1888). After him are George V (1865), Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758), Aldous Huxley (1894), Blackbeard (1680), Ridley Scott (1937), and Henry VI of England (1421).

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Among musicians born in United Kingdom, George Harrison ranks 4Before him are John Lennon (1940), Paul McCartney (1942), and Ringo Starr (1940). After him are Elton John (1947), Brian May (1947), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Mark Knopfler (1949), Jeff Beck (1944), Bon Scott (1946), and Keith Richards (1943).

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