On of the biggest pop stars in the pantheon of giant pop stars was British Beatle George Harrison – transcended earth on November 29, 2001, after a battle with lung cancer, at age 58.. The lead guitar player of the Beatles authored some of their best songs, including While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Something. He was also a member of Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. Harrison’s solo albums, after the epic breakup of the Beatles, were also beautifully constructed and produced – and very successful – with songs like Bangladesh and My Sweet Lord . as evidence of his lifelong spiritual beliefs. For anyone who hasn’t seen Martin Scorsese’s two part HBO documentary on the full life of George Harrison
Also passing on November 29th were American artist Dan Flavin, in 1996, at age 63, and famed Italian designer of prints Emilio Pucci, who died at age 78 in 1992.
- 1996 Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
- 1992 Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78