Happy Birthday, George!

George would have been 77 years old today.

I came to my Beatles’ fandom via Paul McCartney, and it was always Paul’s records I was buying and concerts I was attending (I’ve seen him 4 times). But it’s George whose music never fails to enthrall me. When I listen to the Beatles Channel on SiriusXM, I hear a lot of solo Harrison works that I am unfamiliar with, and I almost always love them.

Thought I’d list my top ten Harrisongs from George’s solo career. In no particular order, they are:

  • Beware of Darkness – a beautiful song that says so much
  • Isn’t It A Pity – another beautiful lyrical song
  • All Things Must Pass – an epic song for the ages
  • Blow Away – a chorus that you will find yourself singing along with every time
  • What Is Life – a great guitar riff and meaningful lyrics
  • Living In The Material World – just a fabulous hooky song
  • It’s What You Value – great rock song from 33 1/3
  • Cockamamie Business – a rarity but another great rock song
  • This Song – a fun tune that pokes fun at the lawsuit surrounding “My Sweet Lord”
  • Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) – one of his best

I definitely could keep going. I left off so many great songs. But if I was putting together a mix tape or CD, those would likely be my first ten choices. (Except I can’t seem to find Cockamamie Business anywhere except YouTube).

Speaking of which, here’s the video for that one:

Happy Birthday, George!

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