YMMV / George Harrison

  • Ear Worm: "Got My Mind Set on You," "My Sweet Lord."
  • First Installment Wins / Tough Act to Follow: His first solo album All Things Must Pass was by far the most well-received of all, and remains to this day the best-selling solo effort by a Beatle.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Eric Clapton was the musical director and MC for the above Concert for George, but for some inexplicable reason he rarely plays lead guitar. Then they come to a truly epic rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and you realize they've been saving Eric for this moment!
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Harrison's efforts for Bangladesh, politically and musically, were deeply appreciated there. His death made front page news.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • His songs about death, such as "The Art of Dying" and "All Things Must Pass", after his death.
    • Ringo Starr even said at the Concert For George that "Photograph", which he and George wrote together, had taken on new meaning after the latter's death.
    • In one of his songs, "Writing's on the Wall", he sings about how one thought friends would last, until they were drunk away, shot away, or died away. The second part took on new meaning after John Lennon was shot and killed. The song was released in 1981 for the Somewhere in England album, but was written and recorded before that in 1980. And if that wasn't enough, the song was also the B-side to "All Those Years Ago".
  • Signature Song: "My Sweet Lord".
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: After "My Sweet Lord" was released, its similarity to The Chiffons' earlier hit "He's So Fine" led to a huge copyright infringement lawsuit, in which Harrison ultimately had to pay $1.6 million in damages for "subconscious plagiarism." He later wrote "This Song" on 33 and 1/3 as a rebuttal to the claims.
  • Tear Jerker: "Isn't It a Pity."
  • Wangst: While it can't be denied that being a Beatle probably wasn't the easiest thing in the world and that Celebrity Is Overrated was quick to take hold, some of Harrison's later comments about how much he hated being in the band could take on this edge; he was still in a pretty enviable position compared to a lot of people, after all. Most of the criticism his post-All Things Must Pass material in the '70s got pointed out at this.