George Harrison Would Have Been 71 This Week: How Many Songs Did He Sing With The Beatles?

George Harrison was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England on February 24, 1943.  He lost his battle with cancer on November 29, 2001, at the age of 58.

George released twelve studio albums, which doesn’t include collaborations with other artists, or the two Traveling Wilburys albums.  He recorded far more songs as a solo artist that as a member of The Beatles which got me to thinking:

How many Beatles recordings – and which ones – featured George Harrison on lead vocals?

The answer is:

He sang lead on: Chains, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Don’t Bother Me, Devil In Her Heart, Roll Over Beethovheen, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, You Like Me Too Much, Think For Yourself, I Need You, If I Needed Someone, Taxman, Love You To, I Want To Tell You, Within You Without You, Blue Jay Way, The Inner Light, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Piggies, Long Long Long, Savoy Truffle, Only A Northern Song, It’s All Too Much, Old Brown Shoe, Something, Here Comes The Sun, I Me Mine, and For You Blue, for a total of 28 songs with The Beatles.

George Harrison’s five biggest solo hits:

#5 – WHAT IS LIFE (1970)


#4 – ALL THOSE YEARS AGO (#1981)




#2 – GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU (1987)


#1 – MY SWEET LORD (1970)


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