George Harrison will be remembered by most as the "Quiet Beatle." But his influence on music and culture goes beyond being lead guitarist of the most successful rock n' roll band in history. He studied the sitar with Ravi Shankar and was among the first to meld Eastern music and elements of spirituality with Western rock. The 1971 all-star concerts organized by Harrison to benefit the starving of Bangladesh were the pre-cursors to Live Aid and other future benefit concerts. This hour, we remember George Harrison, the musician who bridged the cultural chasm between East and West. Plus, a look at what his legacy says to a world now torn apart by war.
David Spero, Vice President of Education and Public Programs at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This program aired on November 30, 2001.