Today marks what would have been George Harrison’s 73rd birthday. Born February 25, 1943, the guitarist dubbed the “Quiet Beatle” passed – as all things must – on November 29, 2001 at the young age of 58. Harrison left behind a storied body of work both within The Beatles and without the legendary foursome as he went on to a successful solo career after the band’s breakup.
To celebrate George’s birthday today, and to show the influence he’s had on his fellow musicians both contemporary and in his wake, below is a 12-song Spotify Playlist featuring a variety of artists covering songs he wrote. The collection includes a number of tracks made famous by The Beatles, as well as selections from his solo catalog.
Represented in the set are covers by My Morning Jacket and the band’s frontman Jim James (as Yim Yames), Phish, David Bowie, James Brown, Peter Tosh, Patti Smith, Billy Preston and Soulive, among a handful of others. Give it a spin:
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