Born in 1943 in Liverpool, England, George Harrison played lead guitar for The Beatles and also influenced the sound of some of their songs by dabbling in Indian music and learning to play the sitar. He was, unfortunately, forced to take a back seat as a songwriter to the Lennon/McCartney pair and had to fight to get his songs on albums, but was able to get such works as "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Something" onto Beatles albums. (The latter was called his "favorite Lennon/McCartney tune" by Frank Sinatra -- just an inkling of George's being overlooked by the world.)

After the Beatles broke up, he had a varied solo career with several hits. He was sued by the publisher of the song "He's So Fine" because his "My Sweet Lord" sounded so much like it, and was convicted of "unconscious plagiarism".

In the 1980s he had solo hits with a cover of "Got My Mind Set On You" and his own take on Beatlemania, "When We Was Fab," and also played with The Traveling Wilburys.