Wednesday, February 25, 2009



Little darling, the smiles returning to their faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun...
Here comes the sun, and I say,
It’s all right

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison would be 66 years old today.

George was always my favourite Beatle. Go ahead, disagree if you like; you can prefer Paul, or John. I’ve always liked George — with the Beatles, with the Traveling Wilburys, with the various friends he often performed with, or just by himself.

And he wrote my favourite Beatles song ever:

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

George Harrison died of cancer in late November of 2001. But today we can celebrate his birth. And his music.

We were talking
About the space between us all
And the people
Who hide themselves behind a wall
Of illusion
Never glimpse the truth
Then it’s far too late
When they pass away


Call me Paul said...

As I have aged, and my musical tastes have widened, I have gained more appreciation of the other two members of the Beatles. George Harrison is widely considered within the music industry to be one of the great unsung guitarists of his time.

The Ridger, FCD said...

George was always my favorite, too, and post-Beatles definitely.

Laurie said...

I like them all. My father was greatly affected by John's murder. He will STILL go on about how senseless it was.

JP Burke said...

I disagree! Your favorite Beatle is Ringo!

Couldn't resist. I think George might be my favorite, too.