George Harrison played lead guitar for the Beatles. And he’s my favorite Beatle.
For those of you that don’t know much about him, he was born and raised Catholic, and then got swept up in the whole Beatlemania thing. Eventually when he was still in the Beatles he knew that there was something more to life than money, sex, and drugs. He took many trips to India and became acquainted with Swamis and the Hindu religion. He then converted.
His religious philosophy was more of “This is how I find God and how I see Him. It doesn’t matter if you call Him Jesus or Krishna as long as you call on Him.” And it was because of his religion that he was able to lead a good life.
Many of his songs are in fact written for God (he never refers to God as Krishna in his music, with the exception of “Living in the Material World” and “My Sweet Lord”). His wife Olivia once said after his death that George would sit down to write a love song for her and by the time he finished it ended up being a love song for God.
And when I listen to his music I can’t help but make it my prayer as well, my song to God.
What’s your opinion of this?
Here are a few of his more religious songs:
Isn’t it a Pity- youtube.com/watch?v=YlH0-oZqQYI
Give Me Love- youtube.com/watch?v=E4JXhq7gd9g
My Sweet Lord- youtube.com/watch?v=wynYMJwEPH8
All Things Must Pass- youtube.com/watch?v=6-l1y0gnSnI
Any Road- youtube.com/watch?v=-atpSlqiGkc