Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr pay tribute to George Harrison on 20th Anniversary of his passing
Yesterday marked the 20th death anniversary of the quiet Beatle, George Harrison. And to remember him on this day, his former bandmates, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr shared their tribute to Harisson on their social media accounts.
On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died due to lung cancer at the age of 58. Before his death, Paul and Ringo were able to share a private moment with him, getting the closure that they could not get with their bandmate John Lennon. Soon afterward, they held the ‘Concert for George’ where incredible musicians like Sting, Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynn, Billy Preston, Joe Brown, and many others sang their hearts out while singing songs written by George Harrison. 20 years on, it’s still hard for the remaining Beatles to not miss their dear friend, as Paul McCartney wrote on Twitter:
Hard to believe that we lost George 20 years ago. I miss my friend so much. Love Paul.
Similarly, Ringo Starr took to both Twitter as well as Instagram and shared his tribute to Harrison with his trademark words:
Peace and love to you George I miss you man. Peace and love Ringo
Lastly, George Harrison’s video Olivia Harrison also shared a video on Instagram in her tribute. In the video, she used a psychedelic photo of Harrison with his song ‘Within You Without You’ in the background. And the video ended with the words “We love you, George”.
Seeing George Harrison all over again in Peter Jackson’s documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back’
For Beatles fans who miss and adore George Harrison, Peter Jackson gave them the perfect treat last week. His three-part documentary series, titled ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ hit Disney+ and received stellar reviews across the board. In fact, this documentary was so influential that it convinced Paul McCartney to change his perception of the Beatles breakup. He said:
There is proof in the footage. Because I definitely bought into the dark side of The Beatles breaking up and thought, ‘God, I’m to blame.’ It’s easy, when the climate is going that way, to think that. But at the back of my mind there was this idea that it wasn’t like that. I just needed to see proof.
While watching the documentary and seeing Harrison along with Ringo Starr and John Lennon, he saw them all having a lovely time. He added:
I’ll tell you what is really fabulous about it, it shows the four of us having a ball. It was so reaffirming for me. That was one of the important things about The Beatles, we could make each other laugh.