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Friday, 30 November, 2001, 14:03 GMT
George Harrison: Your tributes
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John Taylor, England
When I was a baby in Liverpool, a teenage George Harrison once helped my aunt push me across Halewood Road in my pram - not that I remember, of course!
The Beatles were such a part of my life - I feel as if a part of me has gone. He will be sadly missed. Goodbye, George. Brighten up heaven with your music!
When I was learning to play the guitar aged 14 (now 31), George was my biggest influence. I admired him because he was quiet and there was no showing off, unlike most lead guitarists. He did it so well. Thanks George, safe journey....
The undervalued talent of the Beatles, George Harrison has inspired me as a musician and overwhelmed me as a listener. 'Something' is one of my favourite Harrison songs, his lyrics, melody and delivery make it simply a masterpiece. When John died, so did the Beatles, but now George has left us it shows us all how we loved them individually.
If music is the food of life, play on.
The inevitability of this news does nothing to dull the impact. My condolences to George's family and friends. On Sunday I was lucky enough to meet up with Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue. In recognising that I have to acknowledge that it would not have been possible without The Beatles.
Brian Clayton, Australia
George was a character in a band full of characters. They were as close to us as family in way that modern bands can never be. George was 'the baby', the youngest Beatle. Like most youngsters he had to fight his older, louder 'siblings' for the recognition he deserved. He did this with a grace and understated power through his own words and music.
By the time the 'brothers' went their own ways George was more than ready to claim his own spotlight on the world stage.
We all feel we've lost a family member today but forever he will be in our hearts and minds - one of the band of brothers known to all as John, Paul, George and Ringo.
He gave us "While my guitar gently weeps" what more can one person do. He has left a wonderful mark on the world and will be sorely missed
When we thought this year could not possibly get any worse, it does. George was part of the most famous pop group of all time. There will never be another group that can radically change music in the way the Beatles did. My thoughts go out to George's family at this sad time.
Let's not forget cancer. It needs stopping now.
Bad day. The sad irony is that this private man who wished for nothing but peace and Love dies during one of the most unpeaceful times in recent history. When asked in 1965 what the most important thing in the world was he replied "love". His music and message will live on.
As a cancer survivor, I feel so privileged to have lived during the same years as George--and so lucky.
God bless you.
The world will not be the same without him in it. He was my special Beatle and I had the privilege of meeting them all several times in my teens. He was a lovely, gentle, unassuming man and if the world was full of people like him it would be a safe and peaceful place. God Bless until we meet in eternity. Love to his family.
So many sentiments have captured all that I've thought and felt about George, his music and the way he influenced others. One of the few men in the current world who got down to the business of being who he was. Thanks George.
Neeyam, Woking, UK
Thank You George for being an inspiration and for creating such brilliant music. Many people including myself have become musicians and formed groups influenced by what you and the 'boys' were doing. With profound sadness please RIP George.
Thank you for your music George, you and the boys were the background to my teenage years. We'll never forget you and our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
George Harrison fans have always known what a magical talent he was. As the tributes begin to roll in, the rest of the world will soon begin to realize what those who loved George always knew...He was a gift to our senses and to the world we live in. He is and will continue to be an inspiration to everyone - as we listen to his music and study his life. We weep today because of the irreplaceable void created when George Harrison passed from this life into the next ...Long may you Run Dark Horse
George, you have now entered the posthumous Rock "n" Roll Hall of Fame, along with all the other greats, such as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bob Marley, and of course not forgetting John Lennon, you may be no longer with us , but your music and your legacy will never die, you are one of the greats of Rock "n" Roll, and you are now in great company in the Rock "n" Roll Hall of Fame
Jason Elliott, UK
I was nearly 4 years old when I first saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. I remember it like it was yesterday. It's difficult to comprehend that half of this group is gone. If the world was filled with people like George Harrison, we wouldn't be fighting a war today. Thank you for the music George, you've done your bit, now it's time to go on to even better things. Rest In Peace and may God bless your wife and son.
I felt I knew you, maybe not in real life,
but I knew you in my heart.
The tears I cried, when I heard you had died,
has left a rip I fear may part.
Tom, London, UK
George, come home your mam says your tea's on the table - God bless you mate.
As a born and bred Liverpudlian it saddens me to learn of Mr Harrison's death. I am very proud to be 'of that era' and can vividly recall his dry sense of humour. Always proud of his roots he was, and will remain, a true son of Liverpool.
Today there are two guitars playing in heaven, while we in sadness reflect on happier times heaven has just become a better place
And the law says whatever you do is going to come right back on you,
Edith Goldmann, Austria
Always my favourite Beatle, wonderful songs I have been playing constantly of late, you left us far too early George.
In any other band George would have been the main man but being part of the greatest group of all time means that he is a legend that will live on through his music as A Beatle, a Wilbury and as George.
Rest In Peace.
"Here comes the sun" was a three-chord trick, but was full of hope that the long lonely winter would pass, the ice would melt, and there would be something better. Those are the sentiments that George should be remembered for.
What a great songwriter. I read somewhere once that if you assembled George Harrison's Beatles contributions from 1966 on, you'd have an album that could arguably hold its own with the band's achievements. Let us all celebrate in this achievement on this special day.
I was never a huge Beatles fan but the songs that I really did like were more often than not George Harrison numbers. To me his stuff had more poignancy, substance and depth. He certainly deserved more recognition than he actually got. Unfortunately, it's often the way with great talents that their true worth is only fully appreciated after they're gone. A great shame.
How hard must it have been to compete in a band with two of the best songwriters of the century? But George still managed "Taxman", "Here Comes the Sun", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Something", which was dubbed "the greatest love song of the past 50 years" by Frank Sinatra, no less. Sad news for Beatles fans and the music world, but even sadder for his family and friends, having been taken from them at only 58.
I am deeply saddened. Thank you George for having let me know about Eastern Music through "Revolver" first and then "Sergeant Pepper's" afterwards. You will always be remembered.
As a Beatle fan who wasn't yet born when John was shot, I could still bring myself to tears when I thought about his death. But living through this, is almost too much to bear. I look to George's lyrics from All Things Must Pass for the only comfort I've been able to find... "Darkness only stays at night time. In the morning it will fade away. Daylight is good at arriving at the right time. It's not always gonna be this grey." One thing can be certain however, the memory of George Harrison, a beautiful man with beautiful talent, will never pass.
Vinod Chhotu Patel, West Bromwich, UK
You were the first poster on my bedroom wall. I will deeply mourn your passing and keep you with me always
When I first heard "My Sweet Lord" and "What Is Life" in the early 70's at the age of 6, I instantly fell in love with George's music. After that, I became a fan of the Beatles. I'll really miss him, with him a part of my childhood and youth has disappeared. Let me express it with another of his big number of songs, "Your Love Is Forever".
'My sweet lord' the first and only single record I wore out. CLASS!
Being a boy of 14 I did not have the chance to witness the greatest band of all time. I wish to God I had that chance
Richard Topping, USA/UK
'All Things Must Pass' always made me cry, but it will be especially poignant now. Thank you George, for the beautiful songs - you will be sorely missed.
I'm not going to pretend to know everything about George, but what I do know is that he was a member of one of the greatest and most positive phenomena that mankind has achieved, The Beatles. Some of the tributes I have read today have given me that tingly feeling that I only thought possible whilst listening to his music. I'm sure this is a sign of his legend living on.
George was enormously talented, and very unassuming. His death is a great shock. It comes at a time when my own mother is dying of cancer. His family has my sympathies. I know what they're going through. In my mom's words, which she dictated to me this week and which was to be included with her Christmas cards, "I ask that you not be sad about my passing, but take this holiday season to reflect on the time you've shared with family and friends. And take some time to be with them, and enjoy them while they're here. That's the greatest gift you can give them." I'll miss them both.
Much of my taste in pop music was formed by listening to the Beatles. And George Harrison was an integral part of that formation. He was one of the first to bring spirituality to the 'rock' music scene. And that wouldn't have been possible without his recognition of his God given talent's, which were plenty. May you rest in peace, George. And may God continue to be with your family and friends in this time of need.
George was always special to me when I listened to Rubber Soul over and over as a child out of time in the 1970s. Tomorrow I'll take my little boy, who now loves the Beatles too, down to the Mersey to say goodbye to George. This city has given the world something wonderful.
I am a DJ at a classic rock station and I just talked about George Harrison tonight during my shift. It was a sad thing to come home and hear the news of his death. Another piece of rock and roll's soul has died. At least we were lucky enough to have him leave a legacy of music for many more generations to enjoy. Now all I can do though is quietly cry and try to figure out how to pay this wonderfully talented and spiritual man a fitting tribute. May peace fill your hearts when you think of Mr. Harrison. Peace, Love and Rock 'N Roll Forever.
Your music has been the sound track to my life. Thanks!
Liam Wilkinson, Scarborough, UK
I idolised George as a teenager, and fantasised about becoming
Mrs. Harrison. When I met my husband he was known as H, as his first name was John and there were 5 Johns where he worked. On our
second date I asked him what the H stood for - when he replied
"Harrison" my heart lurched. George would have said it was meant to be,Karma etc. Today all these memories have come flooding back, and I will remember George Harrison and his music forever.
The great band in heaven has just acquired a wonderful new player. I'm sad that we've lost George, but it was even sadder to know that he was so ill. Have a good time now, George, and thank you for all the beautiful songs you gave us.
Thank you George.
You were the one who introduced Asian culture and spirit to Western people. I hoped that you would soon be back, but you've gone to see your sweet Lord. I really miss you.
Rest in peace, and say hello to John.
Terry Mc Keown, England
I fell in love with The Beatles in late 1962... but most of all I fell in love with George. I never thought of him as the quiet Beatle, because his playing and his songs said so much. And he had a wicked sense of humour! Thank you, George, for everything.
I am a long time fan. I also lost my mother to cancer in August. Thank you George for being part of something that brought happiness to myself and to millions.
Although I am finding it extremely difficult at the moment, this should not be a time of tears and sorrow, but an opportunity to celebrate the life of a truly remarkable man who has had such a huge impact on the world today. I'm glad you are no longer suffering. You can be assured that you have gone to your grave with all the world's love and respect. See ya George.
Just a few days ago I found myself wondering what the world would have been like if we did not have the Beatles and their music. For me there is great humanity to their music.
I was born in the sixties and my mother would always play Beatles records when I was a young boy.
I never tire of their music.
As an adult their lyrics are much more meaningful to me.
I am thankful to have known their music.
George is now on next part of his journey through the cosmos.
Bill Harrison, U.S. Air Force, Texas, USA
I was lucky enough to meet George at the Henley regatta in 1990. He was a perfect gentleman.
God bless you George.
Always loved and never forgotten.
I had the great pleasure of working for George and the rest of the Beatles in the late '60s, just before their split. George was one of the sweetest and gentlest people I have ever met. He lived for his philosophy of loving one another, as I'm sure all who met him would agree.
My thoughts are with his family and friends and anyone whose life George touched.
I've had bits of 'All Things Must Pass' running round my head since this morning.
Rest in peace, George.
There will never be a band as great as the Beatles ever again. Thanks George for giving me one of the few reasons to be proud to be British.
Steen Laursen, Denmark
Had he just been a great musician his death would have been a sad loss for all his fans. That he was also a wonderfully warm, loving and gentle man makes his death a loss for us all. So sad!
Though preparing for this news for weeks, I find myself at 3AM in tears. Thank you George, may you find the peace you sought. I hope you know how deeply you were loved by all of us. I love you and from the bottom of my heart I thank you.
You were my first pop star crush, my first and most enduring. Thank you for too many memories to count, spent with good friends and your lovely music. God bless your family and loved ones.
He wrote some of the best songs and nearly all the best guitar lines produced by the Beatles. He helped popularise the music of the East and also introduced its influence into Western popular music. He even helped us smile through his company Handmade Films. 'Always look on the bright side of life' (although I'm having a hard time doing that today). We all miss you George.
A great Beatle, a great Wilbury, a great man!
We will miss you.
Michelle, New Zealand
Farewell to a lovely guy. I never got to meet him, but from the Anthology interviews, and other interviews, I saw a person who really cared about others and was full of love. He gave us so much terrific music, as well as producing many films, including 3 of my favourites: Life of Brian, Time Bandits, and Withnail and I. A very sad loss to the world. You were far too young to leave us, George. However, I am glad that your suffering is over and that you can rest. I wish you peace and happiness, wherever you are.
Today I have the same feeling I had in December-80. An important part of my life has disappeared. Tomorrow my life will be a little bit different. I´m glad for my records
Thank you George for your exquisite songs, your droll sense of humour, your balanced approach to life and the invaluable contribution you made to the joy of music in our lives.
Juan LesScousa, NY, NY, USA
George was a great guitarist, a wonderful lyricist, but an even more wonderful person, showing us all how to persevere in the face of illness and misfortune. He will be missed greatly.
George has always been my favourite Beatle. He has always had the knack of stirring the spirit, with the simplest of riffs, the most poignant of words. I will miss you George, and will always treasure your music.
Good luck with the next turn of the wheel - and God Bless.
George was my favourite Beatle when all my other little teeny-bopper friends loved the others. I liked him because he seemed like me - quiet, shy, and with something to say if you just asked him. Now, part of my youth is gone, with the same shocking finality as when John died. May your sweet Lord take care of you, George.
Robert Breen, USA
I grew up with the Beatles. They caused me to pick up the guitar and want to be a Rock Star. I still play guitar and sing some 30+ years later. "All Things Must Pass". Go with God George.
I have just learnt the news of George Harrison's death. It is 8.30pm here, 30th November, and I am truly saddened. I am yet to break the news to my father who lives in the country. I was only 11 years old when, with my dad, we heard the news of John. I can't believe another chapter has gone. My dearest expressions of strength and love to his family are true. A great man, inspiration, talent, is now in heaven for all there to enjoy.
In this part of America we felt a special connection to George because he spent time visiting here before the Beatles.
He left here with a little piece of our music and now he leaves us and the world with music that will never die.
The Hideaways, England
I was 10 when 'Love Me Do' was released. Over the next decade the finest pop music of all time was written and released - always pioneered and led by the Beatles. George was an essential ingredient, from the sharp, precise solos to the beauty of his Abbey Road songs. A sad day indeed
I read the news of George Harrison's passing with great sadness, he was a wonderful writer of music and probably never got the acclaim he deserved having being overshadowed by Lennon and McCartney. Even when the Beatles were no more he continued to produce quality especially the albums 'Cloud Nine' and with the Travelling Wilburys. He will be sadly missed.
If the goodness of your heart is a measure of entry to heaven then I know where George is now. Love one another, the greatest commandment.
Although he was often in the shadows of the Lennon and McCartney partnership, George was a vital part of The Beatles, and songs such as Something, and Here Comes The Sun are as good as any in the Fab Four's cannon. Respect.
2001 will be remembered as the saddest year for all music fans over the world.
Tom Tesar, South Africa
George Harrison wasn't just one quarter of the Beatles, he was a fine musician and a spiritual man in his own right, and he will live on forever in our hearts and in our music - most of which to this day is inspired by what George and three pals from Liverpool produced in the Sixties.
Your talents have brought & will continue to bring so much joy & pleasure to all those who listen to your work. As they say, our loss is heavens gain. Rest easy now... all is well.
Like Dec 8th many years ago... The impact is so visceral. Such a loss. I really want to hear All Things Must Pass. When I first heard it, I thought I had a warped LP. On successive plays I heard what he was doing bending notes. Haunting work. That whole album is what I remember even more than Hard Day's Night movie or Ed Sullivan show. Really marks a significant passing.
What runs through my mind right now is how different the media/music world is now vs when John was shot. And how I learned of both's passing. Heard about John on the radio. I barely ever listen to radio anymore. Remember just gathering with my friends and we listened to the radio for days nonstop... and I rediscovered all of his lyrics. With George, I learn of his passing while online at a message board and trade exchanges with others via postings.
I'm sad. That part's the same. He leaves a legacy. And I'll be rediscovering all of that again as I play the music I grew up with. From kid with crew cut and then slowly we allowed to let our hair grow like the Beatles, then high school years with Sgt Pepper and beyond.
Katie Moodie, France
George Harrison, the first and last Beatle to have a number one hit in the US, underrated by many but he had the last laugh. God Bless you George.
Aside from being a Beatle, a brilliant musician who inspired many a bedroom guitarist/sitarist.
Your final words should influence the world as your music did. No goodbyes.
Why do the brightest lights burn half as long? The world has prematurely lost a true, true genius.
The most tasteful guitar player of the 60s. The leads on Taxman and And your bird can sing are the best in rock. Made my early life better.
A sad day indeed but we can all draw comfort from his faith in love conquering all. Taxman is and will continue to be one of the best if most underrated Beatles tracks of all time. I hope his musical legacy will continue to affect others as it did myself. Rest in Peace George.
Two of my favorite Beatles' song - 'Here comes the sun' and 'Within you without you'. Thank you George.
You have brought popular music to a whole new level. Our prayer will be with you and your family.
Brian Morris, USA
The world has lost a true, true genius.
On the early Beatles records he played pure melody - most guitarists are too busy showing off to do something so simple. Later, he discovered slide guitar and played pure soul - listen to his sweet dobro playing on John Lennon's song Crippled Inside. His singing was sublime, especially since his accent came through - listen to Let It Down from the essential All Things Must Pass. Then there was his deep spirituality combined with a sly sense of humour -combined well in the song Crackerbox Palace from 33 1/3. Let's not forget his work in bringing some great cult films to the world via his own Handmade Films. Classic songs? Loads of them! Simply put, a legend.
Your music has been part of my life since the day I was born. Thank you, and God bless.
He's moved onto a place he fundamentally believed in and had no fear of. What a jam session there's gonna be up there - John, George, Jimmy H.
Peter Maher, Liverpool UK
I keep hearing he was the quite Beatle. But his music speaks volumes & will be heard for years. Thank you George.
Besides being a talented musician and songwriter George was a man who gave more of himself than anyone could have rightly expected. He always seemed to put the cares of others before his own. He seemed to realize how fortunate he was in life and felt a need to pass his good fortune onto others. George was always and will always be my favorite Beatle and, more importantly, one of my favorite people and a true role model for everyone. We will miss you George.
George Harrison, The loss of a legend in his own right and as a Beatle. He was an inspiration to many. Now he will get the acclaim he deserves and should have had in life for his brilliant music, writing and film work. God bless and sleep in peace, you were a lovely man and will be missed.
I think we'll all be listening much much closer now for George in the music...in the harmonies, in the lyrics and in the melodies.
I thank George Harrison for his music. When I lived in South America in my teens in the 70's, I could collect Beatles and solo albums and enjoy the sound in a merenque and disco dominated time. I wish his family lots of strength with the loss which is felt around the world.
George may have been the quietest Beatle but he was the first to achieve solo success with his completely original song "My Sweet Lord".
Thank you George for My Sweet Lord, What is Life, Something, Here Comes the Sun, and for making such a wonderful soundtrack for my childhood!
A very talented musician and composer. But most of all, a man of love, humility, spiritual warmth and peace. We loved him and will miss him.
George is star that will not stop shining . . .
Thank you for you music George, I don't think any fan would be able to listen to your " My Sweet Lord" without weeping.
Behind his songs, his guitar playing and all the magic around him, he's also a human being... I just never thought I would realize it so soon... We are all going to miss you George.
Daniella, London, UK
A great musician, and an even finer lyricist. I always admired George's perception which shone through his lyrics; he kept a clear head despite all the fame and fortune. Rest in peace, George.
A Simple man with basic humanitarian thoughts, Love One Another , it's not much to ask of each of us when you think about it...?. Rest easy Mr Harrison, sadly missed....
Bangladesh has lost a true friend & the world has lost a great musician with the sudden loss of George Harrison
I'll be playing your music tonight, over the weekend and for the rest of my life. Thanks for everything you've done.
A unique talent and inspiration, a kind and gentle man. I remember as a eight year old child crying when I heard that the Beatles had split up. Thirty years later I find new tears swelling in my eyes. God bless you George, we will miss you dearly.
"Thank you for the music". There must be a great band forming up in the skies now
Sinead Connolly, Liverpool
'It's All Too Much' - can't say anymore - the best Beatles song....George you are the man
Thank you for your tremendous contribution to our collective experience of life
I have just heard the news about George and I can't believe it. I have been a Beatles fan all my life and saw them in Lincoln in 1963 at the ABC theatre I was 11 years of age then and I am 49 now. They changed the world with their music and they will never be replaced. My heart goes out to there family and also to Paul and Ringo, the remaining Beatles.
I am in shock! John and now George. It is like loosing a very close friend. I shall be playing my Beatles albums tonight and toasting a fond but tearful farewell to a fine and sadly underrated talent. My thoughts go out to all of his family, friends and supporters.
Cancer took my Dad away too. He was a massive fan. Play him a song while you're up there mate.
This morning I was very sad indeed to hear the news of George's death.
His dry humour will be sadly missed.
Nick Giles, England
His music still influences us immensely, whether we're writing our own songs or just listening to his. Thanks for the music, George - take care, man.
George was an underrated genius a great, great songwriter, musician and person, his last words were 'lets love one another' sums up the message of George and The Beatles.
Life flows on within in and without you.
George has contributed both with the Beatles and on his own, to some of the best remembered moments of my life. As George once said, he has just taken off one overcoat. With love and affection.
Having been an absolute fan of The FABS music for over 40 years, I am very sad to hear this news. I am glad I got to see him play in December 1974 in Toronto MLG. His music has made me very happy over the years. So long Mate.
I was very sad to hear the passing of George Harrison, but it came as no surprise. He had been sick for a long time. I lost my dad to cancer last year, and I know how his family must have felt watching him become sicker as the days passed by and now with him being gone, the loss is almost total and so unreal. I really feel for them. My condolences to his family on their great loss.
Not only has the world lost a great musician, but also a fine example of a human being.
George donated his house for use as a temple in North London -The Hare Krishna Temple. He did not ask anything in return. God Bless George.
A man of genuine dignity, humility and wisdom, rare traits these days and virtually unique among personalities of his achievement and standing. As the creator of the finest body of solo work amongst the four Beatles, as one of the most graceful guitar stylists Britain ever produced, George's reputation will only grow in the coming years. There aren't many celebrities I would like to have known, but George was one. I know I shall think of him often, and with great fondness.
I didn't cry. I just felt I have one more friend gone with the time and with love that has been given to us with their music. Lets keep this love in us forever.
Tom Holler, USA
I was brought up on a diet of The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Two members of each band have passed on before their time was due. It's a constant reminder that noting is certain, nothing should be taken for granted, and we must make the most of every moment we have.
I was 10 in 1970 when I bought my first Harrison. I still have it. If we have a "My Sweet Lord" I trust that Harrison now has another audience. Safe journey George.
My hero, a truly great and inspirational man. May he rest in peace and his star shine brightly forever. We love you George.
Tracy, London, UK
God bless you George. Thank-you for the music. Few may remember your Concert for Bangladesh-one of your greatest, but ALL THINGS MUST PASS. Greetings to John.
"Love one and other" and "Give peace a chance" Always associated with George Harrison and how appropriate, given the current world circumstances with leaders meeting in Bonn.
This is a huge tragedy, I only hope that it will let people who wouldn't have listened to George before take note on his messages of peace and love, rest in peace
Free As A Bird now George ....high on the wing.
He had a great life in the greatest band of all time. He can rest now having achieved immortality.
Colin Barratt, UK
It's a great shame to lose such a beautiful talent, but at least we can believe that he is in a better place, probably knocking out a few tunes with John.
There'll come a time, When all of us must leave here,
I was sad and mournful upon hearing the news of his passing. Apart from delivering vital contribution to the Beatles' sound, he was also vastly responsible for developing their spirits...
Andy Sowter, UK
All Things Must Pass, but George lives on in our hearts forever. We'll never forget you, George.
Today I suddenly felt old - the hero and pop idol of my youth has gone and taken his sun with him - may he find his way to the light
John Penfound, UK
George you will always be alive in our hearts
Always remember by many people in this part of the world.
Goodbye George and have a great time jamming with John in Heaven.
Today the world has lost one of the greatest figures of 20th century music. There was so much more he had to give us, it is a loss I find hard to describe. Thank you George- you'll be alright in God's hands.
21 years on from Lennon, another Beatle is gone, again prematurely. The shock is the realisation that time has passed so quickly. The tunes from the 60s still sound fresh, full of life, love and happiness. These truly were men who left a lasting legacy.
Jeremy Fourteau, France
Another chapter closes on the life of one of the most talented musicians of all time. Without the Beatles, music would have been a more staid affair. George's contribution to the Beatles and to the whole of the British music industry should not be underestimated. For me, 'All things must pass' was his finest hour. Another music icon has sadly gone, and we shall not see his like again.
George brought more theory to the Beatles than they ever had before, he also brought Ravi Shankar into western music, which most people forget, he was ahead of his time musically, and I'm very thankful for his beautiful timeless expressions that will forever bloom in this spiritual universal garden we all share.
All the more fortunate I am, for having been witness to Paul's 'Tripping the live fantastic', the closest thing to Beatles live, ever. At least I got to cry out in joy and thanks to one of them in life. It's a sad thing I can never do that towards George. Goodbye Sir. Thank you so much.
Adele Rinder, UK
The most underrated Beatle - a great guitarist and a wonderful self-effacing man. Such a loss to have so young.
It's like losing an old friend. I guess all things really must pass.
It saddens my heart that another light in the world has gone out. Thanks for your contribution to the world George...
Gary McArthur, England
Each Beatle was integral to the bands success. George Harrison's contribution to the worlds greatest band must never be forgotten
A fine enlightened human has moved on but his music and love will always be with us.
They taught to me the meaning of feeling the music. 'If I needed someone' it would be you, if "there is something" great is you. It's been a 'long, long, long' time with your music. Bye George, hope you find your 'Sweet Lord'.
I'll miss you. There is sun here in Sweden today. You songs lit up the world.
May your god take care of you George-you can join in with John and Roy and start a heavenly band - RIP
Chris Dalton, Widnes, UK
Passed away? I don't think so, I am listening to him as I write this and he, like John and the other Beatles, will live Forever. God bless You George.
The quietest and most talented of the four. Underrated by many but simply the best of the four and one of the greatest guitarists.
Twelve-string Rickenbachers will never sound the same.
Farewell, George... You're missed.
This is very sad news. George's spirituality contributed a great deal to the Beatle's style. Also he was a fine guitarist. He will be greatly missed.
Elaine Lewis, UK
The Beatles were before my time, but their class shines through even today. We have only two left, so memories are all everyone has really. My thought are with his family and friends and I hope they will be left to mourn in peace. To survive an attack and stabbing and then die a couple of years later is very sad. God Bless. I am sure John will be looking after him now.
A very sad loss.
I always thought that George was one of the best
song writers that this country has produced.
A man with a truly original talent in both
his work in the music and film industry.
I'm sure that he will be very much missed by
all music fans.
All things must pass, but why so soon? Its a bit like hearing the news of an old friend passing away.
My sweet lord -
bye George, you are a star
Goodbye George...thank you for your quiet dignity and strength, your music and your gentle spirituality.
It's funny that I was just watching Paul McCartney's Wingspan.. Watching the Beatles parts,rts, it made me start going through some of my albums, and remembering how much I loved George's songs..
Today is a very sad day for me and I'm sure for all Beatles fans around the world. Thank you George for your music. I will miss you.
A genius of music, will be sadly missed. It is as though we have lost someone we all knew.
A lovely man and a very underrated songwriter - he will be missed
Jim LaCas, USA
Goodbye George and thank you for warming my heart throughout cold times. God bless you.
Another great has gone away.
Fabulous man, fabulous music - he will be sadly missed by millions of people around the world.
Bye bye George,
A sad day for Beatles fans around the world. Another Beatle taken form us too early.
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