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The Quiet Beatle

The Quiet Beatle

Date: Dec 03 2001

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George Harrison, often called the “Quiet Beatle,” died from cancer on Thursday. He was 58 years old.
Rather than trying to explain the significance of The Beatles and George’s contribution to musical history, I’m going to let the people who knew him do it for me.

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“We are all devastated by this news. It’s deeply sad to lose such a beautiful guy. George was a very brave man with a heart of gold. I’ll miss him dearly and I’ll always love him. He’s my baby brother.” – Paul McCartney, Beatles singer/bassist
“The Beatles completely reinvented music. There wasn’t anything like that before; and definitely that kind of melodic rock becoming so popular and having such an influence on so many bands changed the landscape of music. There’s not a band around today that plays rock music that isn’t influenced in some way by the Beatles.” – Mark Hoppus, Blink-182 singer
“I am very saddened by George’s death and will miss him enormously. As a guitarist, he invented many classic lines that were much copied by others, and he wrote several very beautiful songs that we will always remember.” – Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones singer
“George Harrison made people ecstatic with the beauty of his music. His spirit will live on in the hearts of all who he rocked, and I wish him well in his new place. George knew that all things must pass, but his music will last forever. Thank you, George, for making my life as a kid and an adult a way more amazing ride.” – Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chili Peppers singer
“The Beatles have an impact on every band playing today. People always talked about how down-to-earth he was. That’s the legacy you want to leave behind.” – Scott Stapp, Creed singer
“George was a good and humble man who believed in the power of love to overcome all adversity. He lived his life without asking anything for himself, and his courage to quietly remind us that God created a world for peace and compassion has had a profound effect on all of our lives.” – Billy Corgan, former Smashing Pumpkins singer/guitarist

 

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Discussion

As you can tell by reading the comments of others, George Harrison was truly a great musician and a great man. It’s tragic that he had to die at such a young age.
Are you a Beatles fan? Do you have a favorite Beatles song? Come to the Music Mix message board and let us know!
Rock on,
Migs

 

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