George Harrison

1943 - 2001

George Harrison

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 16,073,974 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular musician.

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  • 94

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  • 6.06

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  • 5.66

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Among musicians, George Harrison ranks 17 out of 2,258Before him are Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Leopold Mozart, Elton John, Ray Charles, and Arcangelo Corelli. After him are Ringo Starr, Clara Schumann, Brian May, Naruhito, Mark Knopfler, and Chuck Berry.

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Among people born in 1943, George Harrison ranks 6Before him are Janis Joplin, Lech Wałęsa, Robert De Niro, Julio Iglesias, and Jim Morrison. After him are Catherine Deneuve, Bobby Fischer, Sharon Tate, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Vangelis, and Mick Jagger. Among people deceased in 2001, George Harrison ranks 3Before him are Anthony Quinn and Tove Jansson. After him are Didi, Claude Shannon, Christiaan Barnard, Jorge Amado, Herbert A. Simon, Jack Lemmon, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Fred Hoyle.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Harrison ranks 113 out of 5,347Before him are Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), Neville Chamberlain (1869), Saint Patrick (385), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), and Howard Carter (1874). After him are Edward II of England (1284), Ringo Starr (1940), Ian McKellen (1939), Michael Caine (1933), Henry Purcell (1659), and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, George Harrison ranks 4Before him are John Lennon (1940), Paul McCartney (1942), and Elton John (1947). After him are Ringo Starr (1940), Brian May (1947), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), Cat Stevens (1948), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), and Sting (1951).