Top-10 Quotes About George Harrison
"I think a lot of his solos were very distinctive
and made the records. He didn’t sound like any other guitarist ... I would think immediately of my song
“And I Love Her” which I brought in pretty much as a finished song. But George put on “do-do-do-do”
which is very much a part of the song - y’know, the opening riff.
That, to me, made a stunning difference to the song and whenever I play the song now,
I remember the moment George came up with it. That song would not be the same without it!"
- Paul McCartney
- "George was a best friend of mine. I loved him very much and I will miss him greatly ...
We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter."
- Ringo Starr
- "As a guitarist,
he invented many classic lines that were much copied by others and he wrote several very
beautiful songs that we will always remember."
- Mick Jagger
- "He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all of the humanity, all of the wit and humor,
all the wisdom, the spirituality, the common sense of a man and compassion for people."
- Bob Dylan
- "It was my sitar and Indian music which connected me to George in the beginning,
but very soon our relationship went beyond that. He was a friend, disciple and son to me.
George was a brave and beautiful soul, full of love, child-like humor and a deep spirituality."
- Ravi Shankar
- "To me, George was, always will be, above all, a real gentleman, in the full meaning of the word.
We both felt we held similar positions in our respective bands, which formed a special knowing,
bond between us."
- Keith Richards
- "As he said himself, how do you compare with the genius of John and Paul? But he did, very well.''
- Bob Geldof
- "He triumphed, because on their final album his songs were the highlight."
- Alan Clayson (Harrison's biographer)
- "George Harrison was one of the world's few good men, one of the better people I ever met.
I will and the world will miss him. He was truly loved.''
- "Godfather of Soul" James Brown
"How his solos with The Beatles said just enough, how they were not flashy, but integral parts
of the song personalities? How his inventive guitar comping and underpinnings formed such an
essential sound - and spine - to Beatles music! How his dusky, portentous voice and harmony
vocals were as invaluable to The Beatles as McCartney's bass, or Ringo's inimitable timekeeping.
How his diminished chord compositions injected greater depth, and even solemnity, into The Beatles'
catalogue. How his songs - solo or with The Fabs - were variously wry, witty, tender, incisive,
philosophical, gorgeous, and always sincere. How his slide guitar work was crystalline, distilled,
- Rip Rense (http://www.riprense.com/harrison.htm)