George Harrison 1974 edited
Your students probably heard their first Beatles song before they were five years old. But do they know who’s behind the genius of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Here Comes the Sun”? Some of Harrison’s guitar flourishes are the most hummable parts of many Beatles hits.

Harrison Quick Facts
• Born and raised in Liverpool, England
• Started playing the guitar at age 14
• Helped form The Beatles in 1960, when he was just 17 years old
• Played (primarily) with The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Traveling Wilburys and solo
• Playing style was versatile, experimental with folk-rock, blues and Eastern influences
• Also played the sitar

Harrison Live Performances and Songs
George plays with friend Eric Clapton

Concert for Bangladesh

Long, Long, Long (a lesser-known Beatles song)

My Sweet Lord

Harrison Resources
Martin Scorsese documentary on Harrison

Guitar tabs to Harrison songs – (These are rated according to difficulty – some of these songs are tough!)