It’s the birthday of George Harrison, born in Liverpool, England, in 1943.
He was the youngest of the Beatles and he joined the band when he was only 14. In the early days, he was crowded out of the limelight by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and he was only granted two tracks on an album.
When the band split in 1970, he finally recorded and released songs that had been unused - he had enough material for the triple album, All Things Must Pass .
His memoir, I Me Mine (also the title of a Beatles’ song he wrote), was published in 1980, and is dedicated “to gardeners everywhere.” George became know more for his guitar playing, interest in spirituality and support of causes, most famously evidenced by his Concert for Bangladesh.
He died of cancer in 2001.