The world lost George Harrison 20 years ago today. I say that "the world" lost him because his music was appreciated all around the world. George was a special person. He was an amazing musician and songwriter. He had a very funny, dry sense of humor. His parents taught him to be kind to strangers, and he extended that kindness to his fans. He was grumpy -- but that just added to who he was.
Having spent the past few days "with the Beatles" with the Get Back documentary, I feel like I have gotten to know George on a deeper level. I think he held a lot of his feelings inside because it was so hard to bring your new ideas to John Lennon and Paul McCartney. But he also was a great friend.
I cried when I got the phone call early on November 30, 2001 that said that George had lost his battle with cancer. I cried again today when I realized that it has really been 20 years without him.
Let's all remember George's last words: Love one Another.