The Life, Music, and Spirituality of George HarrisonWritten by Rosana Hart
Propelled into fame as one of Beatles, along with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr, George Harrison was known as "quiet one" of group, and also as "spiritual one." He was lead guitarist.
He happened to meet Ravi Shankar at a dinner in sixties, and Shankar offered to teach him basics of playing sitar. This began a lifelong friendship, and Harrison's fascination with sitar affected Beatles' work after that. He immersed himself in Indian music, playing sitar for years, only picking up guitar when recordings required it.
His spiritual life grew out of that time. He said, "Having all these material things, I wanted something more. And it happened that at just time I wanted it, it came to me in form of Ravi Shankar, Indian music, and whole Indian philosophy." He introduced other Beatles to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and transcendental meditation.
Though Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote most of Beatles' songs in their earlier years together, George Harrison later wrote some of their most famous songs, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Something." After breakup of Beatles, he had a hit single, "My Sweet Lord." He produced films with comedy group Monty Python's Flying Circus. Later he produced a very popular album called "Cloud Nine."
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