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Late Beatle George Harrison Remembered On 75th Birthday

By: for on March 2, 2018
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George Harrison with Shyamasundar Das in London in 1969.

The music industry remembered George Harrison, guitarist of The Beatles, on his birthday on Sunday, Feb. 25. He would have been 75 years old.

Friends and fans took to social media to pay tribute to the late music icon. Harrison's former bandmate Paul McCartney posted a black-and-white photo of the two of them back in the day.

"Happy Birthday Georgie," tweeted the singer-songwriter. "Wonderful memories."

McCartney and drummer Ringo Starr are the only surviving members of The Beatles. Singer and songwriter John Lennon was shot dead in 1980.

Harrison passed away in 2001 after a long and difficult battle with lung cancer. He was 58 years old at the time of his death.

His widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, also remembered the "My Sweet Lord" singer on Sunday. On a tweet, they urged fans to listen to a performance of "Isn't It A Pity" from the star-studded tribute concert for the late musician back in 2002.

The song was originally written and performed by Harrison in the '70s. It was included in the singer-songwriter's debut solo album, All Things Must Pass.

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