"George Harold Harrison", MBE (24 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was a popular English guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles.
Harrison was the lead guitarist of The Beatles. During the band’s extremely successful career, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were its main songwriters. However, Harrison usually wrote and sang lead on one or two songs per album which earned him growing admiration as a considerable talent in his own respect, including the popular "If I Needed Someone", "Taxman", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun", and "Something".
While still a Beatle, Harrison became attracted to Indian music and Hinduism, sparking unprecedented interest in Eastern beliefs and music in the Western Hemisphere. Both would subsequently play a prominent role in Harrison’s life and music. Around this time he also became a Vegetarian, which inspired the song "Piggies". The Beatles first Vegetarian experience came when George led them to India and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.