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George's 70th!

As you know, 2013 marks the year in which George Harrison would turn 70 years of age. And so, twelve years after his passing, fans will be marking this special occasion - by listening to his music and by remembering him.
Again, I attempted to type up a "letter" of sorts... though I do always come back to the line: "What I feel I can't say"... because it's true.
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Happy 70th birthday to the uniquely talented, complex and remarkable George Harrison!

Dear George,

70 years ago, you were born, and 70 years later, this is a day to send you love and to celebrate all that made you you. Today, as ever, your music will be playing and brightening the world the way only you could. Olivia said it best: "Nothing I can say about George speaks louder than his music."
George, you are remembered, valued and greatly missed each and every day. But it's true, "life flows on within you and without you" - so even if you are no longer here in the material world, you go on.
Time and time again, I am so thankful for you and your stunning music; so timeless and astonishing. It is your musical legacy and your unique personality that I so admire and cherish, and that will remain, regardless of how many years pass.
Thank you, George, for continuously inspiring and influencing me, for making me smile, for your honest and grounded self, for reminding me what truly matters in life - and thank you for the wonderful, invaluable gift of your music.
There really isn’t an adequate way to express all I'd like, no matter how much I may write. No words, nothing, could fully convey what you mean to so many; to your family, your friends, and your fans… to me, though I never even met you. So, before this gets any longer, I will close by saying again that I'll never, ever stop being incredibly grateful for you and your music; for the fact that someone like you was around during at least part of my lifetime. You and your music will forever have an immeasurable influence on me and you will forever be my most significant inspiration. Thank you, George, for everything. I’ll always have a space for you in my heart. ♥
Lots of love,

Andrea R. | 2013


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Over at my Beatles blog That Eventuality it was also George Harrison birthday month, and all the quotes, videos, photo scans and such can be found there via






Top 70 Favorite Songs chosen by the webmiss


This was incredibly difficult to narrow down, because I really just wanted to select them all - but with what would be George’s 70th birthday approaching, here are my 70 favorite songs, in no particular order.

Cover songs

Honorable mention goes to “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” (which I adore).

  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Chains
  • Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  • Got My Mind Set On You
  • If Not For You
  • Let It Be Me
  • A Picture Of You
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Nothin’ Shakin’ (But the Leaves On the Trees)
  • Sheila

The Beatle years

Honorable mention goes to two Lennon/McCartney compositions, “Do You Want To Know A Secret” and “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”.

  • Blue Jay Way
  • Don’t Bother Me
  • For You Blue
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • I Need You
  • If I Needed Someone
  • Long, Long, Long
  • Love You To
  • The Inner Light
  • Old Brown Shoe
  • Savoy Truffle
  • all of the “Wonderwall Music” soundtrack
  • Something
  • Taxman
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Within You Without You
  • You Know What To Do

The solo years
(including The Traveling Wilburys)

  • All Things Must Pass
  • Any Road
  • Behind That Locked Door
  • Beware of Darkness
  • Blow Away
  • Brainwashed
  • Cheer Down
  • Cloud 9
  • Cockamamie Business
  • Devil’s Radio
  • Flying Hour
  • Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
  • Handle With Care
  • Heading For the Light
  • Horse To the Water
  • I Live For You
  • I’d Have You Anytime
  • If You Believe
  • Isn’t It A Pity
  • Lay His Head
  • Life Itself
  • Looking For My Life
  • Marwa Blues
  • My Sweet Lord
  • Never Get Over You
  • P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night)
  • Pisces Fish
  • Poor Little Girl
  • Rising Sun
  • Rocking Chair in Hawaii
  • Run Of the Mill
  • Run So Far
  • Sat Singing
  • Soft Touch
  • Someplace Else
  • Stuck Inside A Cloud
  • That’s What It Takes
  • This Is Love
  • Wah-Wah
  • What Is Life
  • When We Was Fab
  • Wreck of the Hesperus
  • Your Love Is Forever

Photo copyright its respective owners. Scanned by the site owner from a 2002 issue of MOJO magazine.