Making some noise for the quiet Beatl...

Making some noise for the quiet Beatle: celebrating the work of George Harrison

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Only a Northern Song

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 17, 2009
When considering the legacy of The Beatles, thereís a tendency amongst music fans and scholars to focus on the works of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The emphasis is understandable considering the depth of groundbreaking music created by the two. But narrowing the focus too much overlooks the essential contributions brought by Ringo Starr and George Harrison. While Starrís rhythmically precise drumming style was an integral piece of The Beatles sound, the spotlight of this article is on Harrison, the bandís lead guitarist whose 66th birthday would have been February 25th. Not only did Harrison provide innovative styling to many classic Lennon/McCartney works, but many of his original compositions rival those of his bandmates in, if not quantity, quality and longevity.

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