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Friday, 30 November, 2001, 10:55 GMT
Remembering George Harrison
Friends and fans from around the world pay tribute to the life and work of the former Beatle, George Harrison.


'He's really just my baby brother'
Paul McCartney with George Harrison in 1969
Paul McCartney with George Harrison in 1969

Fellow Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, recalls "all the beautiful times" he shared with his friend and colleague George Harrison.

 Sir Paul McCartney


'He very much resented Beatlemania'
A glimpse of the Beatles sent fans into a frenzy
A glimpse of the Beatles sent fans into a frenzy

Harrison's biographer Alan Clayson says his blossoming as a songwriter was among the factors that caused the Beatles to split in the 70s.

 Harrison's biographer Alan Clayson


'He wasn't a reluctant Beatle'
Harrison brought Indian music to the UK charts
Harrison brought Indian music to the UK charts

Singer and campaigner Sir Bob Geldof says George Harrison's impact on popular culture extended beyond music to influencing spiritualism in the West.

 Singer and campaigner Sir Bob Geldof


'We grew up with the Beatles'
On holiday in Ireland in 2000
On holiday in Ireland in 2000

As well as recognising his great musical and artistic talent, Prime Minister Tony Blair paid tribute to George Harrison's contribution to charities around the world.

 UK Prime Minister Tony Blair


'He was the baby of the group'
One of the Beatles' many silver discs in 1963
One of the Beatles' many silver discs in 1963

Alan Williams knew George Harrison in the early days when he took the Beatles to play in Hamburg.

 Former manager Alan Williams


'He enabled us to make the film Life of Brian'
The singer, composer and film maker with his wife, Olivia
The singer, composer and film maker with his wife, Olivia

Harrison was an enormous influence on the British film industry, says Michael Palin, a former member of the comedy team Monty Python.

 Actor and former Python Michael Palin


'He was practically in disguise'
Sissons and Harrison were schoolboys together
Sissons and Harrison were schoolboys together

BBC newsreader Peter Sissons, who grew up and went to school with George Harrison, recalls their last meeting.

 BBC Broadcaster Peter Sissons

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