Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Who was the "best" Beatle? (video)

Who's the "best" Beatle? Of course, this question is impossible to answer...sober. But if you ask Lucy to take a magical mystery tour, it becomes apparent that it's not the pretty one. And it's not the smart one. And it's not the last member to join. Who doth make yon sitar gently weep? Who's the most spiritual? Who has not the most but the deepest thing to say? Who knows? They're all good, and it's easy to miss Mr. Ono. Great musicians don't die. They are assassinated by the CIA and FBI. It's standard policy, and it usually takes place at age 27.

(Wiki) George Harrison MBE (Feb. 25, 1943–Nov. 29, 2001) or "The Quiet Beatle" was an English musician, singer-songwriter, music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Harrison embraced Hinduism and Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Eastern spirituality in the Beatles' work (Gilmore, Mikal (2002). "The Mystery Inside George" by Mikal Gilmore, 2002, in Harrison: By the Editors of Rolling Stone).

Although the majority of the band's songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions like "Here Comes the Sun," "Something," and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

By 1965, he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock and towards Indian classical music through his use of the Indian sitar on "Norwegian Wood." He initiated the band's embracing of Transcendental Meditation in 1967.

He subsequently developed an association with the Hare Krishna Movement. After the band's break up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, a critically-acclaimed work that produced his most successful hit single, "My Sweet Lord"... More

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