In this April 6, 1995 file photo, former Beatle guitarist George Harrison performs at a concert in London. (AP Photo, file)
Paul McCartney pays tribute to George Harrison on 75th birthday
February 26, 2018
Paul McCartney and George Harrison in the new documentary, "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years."
LONDON — Paul McCartney paid tribute to his former bandmate, George Harrison, on Sunday, which would have been Harrison's 75th birthday. Harrison died of cancer in 2001 at the age of 58. Harrison's family also remembered the guitarist on social media.
"Happy Birthday Georgie. Wonderful memories," McCartney tweeted Sunday along with a black and white photograph of the two of them taken during the Beatlemania days.
Happy Birthday Georgie. Wonderful memories. pic.twitter.com/JklMJ79Zeo— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) 25 de febrero de 2018
His widow, Olivia Harrison, and his son, Dhani Harrison, tweeted an invitation for fans to celebrate George's birthday by watching a video of Billy Preston and Eric Clapton performing the Harrison song "Isn't It a Pity" at the star-studded Concert for George in 2002.
Olivia & Dhani invite you to join them in celebrating what would have been George's 75th Birthday today, by watching this performance of one of his loveliest songs, Isn't It A Pity, here performed by his friends at the #ConcertforGeorge.— George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) 25 de febrero de 2018
Watch: https://t.co/jylC6eg9T5 pic.twitter.com/l9lVWnipQT
Harrison was the youngest Beatle, and credited with introducing the other Beatles to Eastern mysticism and bringing the sitar into rock and roll.
McCartney and Ringo Starr are the only surviving members of the English band that rocketed to global fame in the 1960s. John Lennon was shot to death in 1980.
Happy Birthday, George. pic.twitter.com/PNHL9bzPKy— The Beatles (@thebeatles) 25 de febrero de 2018
Happy Birthday George! pic.twitter.com/J7e1BGeVki— John Lennon (@johnlennon) 25 de febrero de 2018
Happy Birthday dear @georgeharrison, wherever your soul may be <3 ------- Hysterical My Sweet Lord Pirate Song https://t.co/w0Kmae22nN— Monty Python (@pythonquotes) 25 de febrero de 2018
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2003 file photo, Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach, left, pose along with George Harrison's son Dhani and wife Olivia, center, and Heather Mills McCartney and Paul McCartney at a screening for the film "Concert For George," Wednesday night, at Burbank Studios in Burbank, Calif. The film is a musical documentary that celebrates the music of the late George Harrison. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)