George Harrison, the former Beatle, and Ravi Shankar, the Indian musician whom he admires, both sit cross-legged at the Albert Hall ahead of “Ravi Shankar’s Music festival from India”. * 30/11/2001: It has been announced, George Harrison, the Beatles’ quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer has died, a longtime family friend told The Associated Press. Harrison, who wrote While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Here Comes the Sun, was 58.