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George Harrison would be laughing hysterically this week. Since everyone loves puns, the sad story about the late Beatle’s Los Angeles memorial tree being killed by actual beetles is one of the biggest entertainment stories of the week.
While we did a Top 10 George Harrison songs a few years back, this tree scandal seems like the perfect time to list 10 more tracks by the “Quiet Beatle” that you should know.
One of the most surprising facts about George’s life after the Beatles officially broke up in 1970 is that he was the first member of the group to have a solo No. 1 single. “My Sweet Lord,” from his monumental All Things Must Pass, was a smash hit, although it was later at the center of a plagiarism lawsuit that George ultimately lost.
George was less prolific than his Beatle colleagues during his solo career, slowing down at the beginning of the 1980s. But when he came back, it was with a bang. He was poised to make another comeback before his life was tragically cut short on Nov. 29, 2001 after years of heavy smoking and battling cancer. The music he left behind was incredible and deserves much more than a tree in an LA park.