The Quiet Beatle: George Harrison Through the Years [Photos]

George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Former Beatle George Harrison and his wife, Olivia, pose Saturday, January 15, 2000, while on vacation in Ireland. In his first statement, given exclusively to the Associated Press since being stabbed by an intruder, Harrison said, "Olivia and I are overwhelmed by the concern expressed by so many people. We thank everyone for their prayers and kindness." (AP Photo/HO)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatles guitarist George Harrison is shown in Nassau, Bahamas, during filming of "Help!" in Feb. 1965. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatles member George Harrison kisses his bride, Patti Boyd, at a news conference in London, England, Jan. 22, 1966. The couple were married at a civil ceremony Jan. 21 in Epsom, Surrey. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatles member George Harrison and actress Patti Boyd are shown during their honeymoon at Sandy Lane beach in the Barbados on Feb. 11, 1966. The newlyweds married Jan. 21. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison, of the Beatles singing group, splashes in the surf with his bride, former model Pattie Boyd, February 12, 1966. They had arrived in Barbados February 8 for a two week vacation. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Member of the British rock and roll band The Beatles George Harrison, wearing heart-shaped sunglasses, is shown with his wife, Patti Boyd, in San Francisco, Ca., Aug. 8, 1967. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison, a member of the British pop group, the Beatles, pays a surprise visit to San Francisco's famed Haight-Ashbury hippy district, on Aug. 8, 1967. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
The late George Harrison bypasses hundreds of screeming fans by taking a Suburban right up to the entrance to the Beatles' plane in Walnut Ridge, Ark., in a Sept. 19, 1964 file photo. Walnut Ridge had the only airport in the region that could handle the superstars' New York-bound jet. (AP Photo/Carrie Mae Snapp)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatle George Harrison, who arrived in Nassau from London for a rest, is shown with a Dachshund named Bendix at Harrison's host home in the Bahamas, Dec. 11, 1964. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison attends the premiere of the Beatles' animated feature film "Yellow Submarine" in London, July 8, 1968. (AP Photo/stf)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Newlyweds George Harrison and actress Patti Boyd pose in the back seat of a car after their marriage at the Epsom registery office outside London, England, on Jan. 21, 1966. Harrison, 22, and Boyd, 21, met in March, 1964 during filming of The Beatles' "Hard Day's Night." (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatle George Harrison and his wife Pattie Boyd arrive at the London Pavillion, Picadilly Circus, London, Oct. 18, 1967 to attend the premiere of "How I Won the War" which stars Michael Crawford and John Lennon (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Bearded Beatle George Harrison answer a newsman's question after his arrival at Kennedy Airport with his wife Patti Harrison, October 28, 1970 in New York. Harrison was besieged by newsmen who asked him to comment on an attempt by attorneys for Charles Manson to subpoena fellow Beatle John Lennon to testify on ideas allegedly contained in Beatle songs. Harrison's journey from England with his wife Patti, background, is to publicize his new album. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Former Beatle George Harrison, right, and his companion, Mexican-born Olivia Arias, are shown at London airport, England, Nov. 5, 1977. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
U.S. pop singer and actress Madonna and former Beatles guitarist George Harrison publicise the movie "Shanghai Surprise" in London in March 1986. Harrison has produced the movie in which Madonna stars. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison, foreground, is shown with Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil in the pits at the Canadian Grand Prix Formula 1 auto race in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Sept. 27, 1980. (AP Photo/Siberny)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
FILE--Former Beatle George Harrison, shown in this October 1992 file photo, has undergone tests for cancer and is confident he is clear of the disease, his record company said Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997. Harrison, 54, was admitted to a private hospital in Windsor, west of London, 10 days ago after he found a lump on his neck. During a 10-minute operation, lymph tissue was removed and sent to a laboratory for further tests. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
AP Photo/Christie's, Mike Mitchell
George Harrison through the years.
This February 11, 1964 photo provided by Christie's auction house, from a collection of photos of The Beatles shot by photographer Mike Mitchell at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C., shows George Harrison during the group's first US concert, two days after their Ed Sullivan appearance. The concert photos, taken when the photographer was just 18 years old, will be auctioned by Christie's in their sale "The Beatles Illuminated: The Discovered Works of Mike Mitchell," in New York on July 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Christie's, Mike Mitchell)
AP Photo/Christie's, Mike Mitchell
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison, former member of the British rock and roll band The Beatles, is shown in Feb. 1972 at an unknown location. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
The Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison and his wife, Patti Boyd, leave court at Walton-on-Thames, England, March 31, 1969. They pleaded guilty to having posession of marijuana in their suburban home, and were fined $600. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Former Beatle George Harrison reacts to another reunion of The Beatles rock group question from reporters during a news conference in Los Angeles, Ca., Wednesday, March 8, 1979. Harrison talked about his new album "George Harrison" and his new hit single "Blow Away." (AP Photo/Brich)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
British musician George Harrison gives a news conference at the United Nations in New York City, Thursday, Dec. 19, 1974. The former Beatle announced that the proceeds from his two concerts at Madison Square Garden Friday will go to UNICEF, for the benefit of the children of Africa. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatle George Harrison is shown in 1965 at an unknown location. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatles member George Harrison enjoys a drenching, he gets from prop men to make it appear as perspiration while making a movie in Nassau, Bahamas on Feb. 24, 1965. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatles member George Harrison smiles as he boards a plane at London Airport, England, on Aug. 1, 1967. Harrison and his wife, Patti Boyd, looking back at top of stairs, are leaving for a vacation in the Los Angeles area, U.S.A. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatle guitarist George Harrison amuses studio staff as he clowns around with false eyes during a break in filming their new film, at Twickenham Studios, Middlesex, March 12, 1964. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison, right, a member of the British group The Beatles, listens to the shehnai, a reed pipe instrument, played by an unidentified Indian musician in Bombay, Jan. 10, 1968. Harrison is in India to record music for a new Beatles film. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison of the Beatles sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, a sitar virtuoso, in Los Angeles, Aug. 3, 1967, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar, a 25-stringed guitar-like instrument. Harrison said “Indian music makes God come through in a spiritual way.” (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatle guitarist George Harrison gets some advice from American film director Dick Lester during a break between scenes of the Beatles first film, as yet unnamed, being filmed at Twickenham studios in Middlesex, England, on March 12, 1964. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
** FILE ** George Harrison, lead guitarist for the British rock and roll band the Beatles, plays the sitar in Bombay, India, Jan. 14, 1968, where he is visiting to record his music. (AP Photo) ** zu unserem KORR **
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
England’s Beatles face microphones during press conference at New York’s Kennedy airport, on Sept. 21, 1964, prior to their departure for England. Left to right, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Former Beatle George Harrison, in his first public appearance in four years, smiles as he thanks a crowd of 20,000 for attending a benefit concert for East Pakistani refugees at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Aug. 1, 1971. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Former Beatle George Harrison thanks a crowd of over 20,000 for attending a benefit concert for East Pakistani refugees at Madison Square Gardens, New York, Aug. 1, 1971. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison performs in a 1974 concert at the Capitol Center in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Bob Grieser)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Two of Britain's pop group 'The Beatles', George Harrison, right, and John Lennon, sit on the banks on the sacred Ganges River at Rishikesh, India on Feb. 22, 1968, where they are learning transcendental meditation under Mahesh Yogi. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Former Beatles George Harrison, left, and Ringo Starr, right, are filming NBC’s new rock-musical comedy, “Ringo” in Los Angeles on April 18, 1978. The comedy to be aired on Wednesday, April 25, portrays Ringo exchanging places with his look-alike to run from the pressures of stardom similar to the plot of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper.” Harrison also appears in the show, though not in a scene with Ringo. (AP Photo/NBC)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison, left, and Bob Dylan look at each other as they perform during a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Aug. 1, 1971. The proceeds from the concert will aid refugees of East Pakistan. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatle George Harrison and his Mexican wife Olivia at London's Heathrow Airport today when they boarded a Concorde flight for New York to visit friends, October 20, 1979. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison, right, is embraced by fellow rock legend Tom Petty after Petty presented the first century Award for distinguished creative achievement to Harrison at the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1992 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison performs in a 1974 concert in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Bob Grieser)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Pop musician George Harrison is shown in this 1964 photo. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
FILE - In this April 6, 1995 file photo, former Beatle guitarist George Harrison performs at a concert in London. Alicia Keys’ charity Keep a Child Alive will honor Harrison at its annual Black Ball event for his “philanthropic contributions to India,” it was announced Tuesday, Oct. 11. She will perform alongside Usher, Norah Jones and will.i.am at the Nov. 3 show at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. (AP Photo, file)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison performs in a 1974 concert in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/ Bob Grieser)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Former Beatle George Harrison arrives at the High Court in London Wednesday May 6, 1998 to give evidence in a court action to recover an amateur recording made of the Beatles in Hamburg, Germany, in 1962. Harrison, together with former Beatles Ringo Starr and Sir Paul McCartney, are attempting to have sales of a compact disc of the recording banned and the original tape returned . (AP Photo/Dave Thomson)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison one of the three remaining Beatles waves to fans as he leaves St. Martins In The Fields Church in Central London, Monday, June 8, 1998, after a private memorial service for Linda McCartney, wife of Sir Paul McCartney, who died recently of breast cancer. (AP Photo/Dave Thomson)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Former Beatle George Harrison smiles in this 1974 photo at an unknown location. (AP Photo)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
392279 01: (FILE PHOTO) Beatles guitarist and singer George Harrison performs December 3, 1963 during a concert. It was reported November 8, 2001 that Harrison is undergoing cancer treatment in a Staten Island, N.Y., hospital. The 58-year-old ex-Beatle was diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumor earlier this year. (Photo by Getty Images)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Lead guitarist George Harrison of the Beatles is seen in July, 1968, location unknown. (AP Photo)
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George Harrison through the years.
Beatle George Harrison is shown playing the guitar in a scene from the Beatles movie "Help!" on location in the Bahamas in 1965. (AP Photo)
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George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
BRANDS HATCH,- OCTOBER 3: The "Beatle" George Harrison writes autographs 03 October 1985 in the Formel One depot at Brands Hatch. In the background stands Harrison's young son Dhani. (Photo credit should read ROLF HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Picture dated 17 October 1992 in New York showing George Harrison performing "Absolutely Sweet Mary" during an all-star tribute to the music of Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden. George Harrison died of cancer 30 November 2001 at a friend's home in Los Angeles. (Photo credit should read MARIA BASTONE/AFP/Getty Images)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
392279 09: (FILE PHOTO) Beatles Ringo Starr (L) and George Harrison pose with a "Blue Meanie," a character from their animated musical film "Yellow Submarine" July 8, 1968 in London. It was reported November 8, 2001 that Harrison is undergoing cancer treatment in a Staten Island, NY hospital. The 58-year-old ex-Beatle was diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumor earlier this year. (Photo by Getty Images)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
392279 10: (FILE PHOTO) Beatles George Harrison (L) and Ringo Starr smoke cigars in tuxedos after the presentation of the Carl Allen Awards March 23, 1964 in London. It was reported November 8, 2001 that Harrison is undergoing cancer treatment in a Staten Island, NY hospital. The 58-year-old ex-Beatle was diagnosed with lung cancer and a brain tumor earlier this year. (Photo by Getty Images)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
392279 02: FILE PHOTO: Beatles guitarist and singer George Harrison sits with shaven headed members of a Hindu sect, August 29, 1969. Conflicting reports were released July 23, 2001 regarding the former Beatle''s battle with cancer. Music producer Sir George Martin was quoted as saying that Harrison expects to die soon from his illnesses. The 58-year-old musician underwent treatment for a brain tumor at a clinic in Switzerland, and had surgery earlier this year for lung cancer. (Photo by Getty Images)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
392279 05: FILE PHOTO: Beatles guitarist George Harrison honeymoons with his wife Patti Boyd February 14, 1966 in Barbados. Conflicting reports were released July 23, 2001 regarding the English pop musician''s battle with cancer. Music producer Sir George Martin was quoted as saying that Harrison expects to die soon from his illnesses. The 58-year-old former Beatle underwent treatment for a brain tumor at a clinic in Switzerland, and had surgery earlier this year for lung cancer. (Photo by Getty Images)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
CALCUTTA - 1972: Former Beatle George Harrison (C) is greeted by Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar's brother Uday Shankar (R), himself a famous Indian classical dancer, and an unidentified member of the Shankar family, as he visited their home in Calcutta in 1972. Harrison who turned to India for musical and spiritual inspiration, died of cancer at the age of 58 on 29 November 2001. (Photo by TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images)
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
BRITISH ROCK AND ROLL SINGER SOLO MUSICIAN SONGWRITER GUITARIST CLOSE UP LONG HAIR
George Harrison through the years.
George Harrison through the years.
Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon, background, sit on rocks by a river in Rishikesh, India, in 1968. They are studying transcendental meditation with their yogi. (AP Photo)
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