Multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter best known for his time with The Beatles, with whom he wrote well-known hits such as "Here Comes The Sun," "Something," and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." He later founded the platinum-selling supergroup The Traveling Wilburys and had a successful solo career, highlighted by the 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass.
He auditioned to join Paul McCartney and John Lennon in The Quarrymen in March 1958, performing the song "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" by Arthur Smith for his audition. McCartney initially deemed him too young, at just 15 years old, but Harrison eventually won him over. A few months after Harrison officially joined the band, The Quarrymen renamed themselves The Beatles.
He and sitar player Ravi Shankar organized The Concert for Bangladesh on August 1, 1971 to raise awareness for refugees from East Pakistan following the Bangladesh Liberation War.