Monday, December 16, 2013
Article: Remembering George Harrison: The quiet Beatle that could
Most of my family also knew how to play musical instruments – my grandfather could play the piano, My mom was a drummer, my dad a guitarist and singer, my older sister a singer, I was a bass guitarist, and my younger sister is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
And yet, when the Sundays came in and all of us were in the house, it never failed: at least some of the songs would be from the Beatles. That’s what the Beatles meant to our family, it was an agreed-upon common ground for everyone’s preferences. Of course, my dad would not be able to understand the later Beatles albums, but we all loved the early ones, the ones indelibly marked by their mop-top hair and Pierre Cardin suits.
It was a given that much of our time was talking about John Lennon and Paul McCartney, but then, that’s because they had penned the most number of songs. However, my dad, the guitarist, always had a soft spot for the Quiet Beatle, George Harrison.
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