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10 years ago today, we lost someone very special, and our guitars have been gently weeping ever since. George Harrison, the Quiet Beatle, has left a loud impression on us, not only for being one of the greatest guitar players to ever live, but for changing the way we listen to music. It was his initiative that brought The Beatles to India and the Indian meditation and sitar to Western ears. This is, of course, after he and John, Paul and Ringo shook the world loose with Beatlemaniacal Rock ‘n’ Roll. His individuality always grew and he wore his easygoing swagger and rockstar nobility beautifully. This year, Martin Scorcese released a documentary on George that illuminated him to us even more deeply. He really was Something, wasn’t he? In honor of George, turn on your favorite George Harrison song, scroll through these photos, and send up peace and love.