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George Harrison may have been the youngest and shyest member of the Beatles, but he was certainly blessed with an abundance of talent. He started with the group when he was just 17, and was only given rhythm parts to play at first. John Lennon and Paul McCartney thought of him as a “kid” and did not trust him to do any improvisation or songwriting. He matured as the Fab Four were rapidly gaining popularity, and was gradually given more responsibility as lead guitar player as time went along.
When he acquired his first Fender Stratocaster in 1965, however, he found the instrument he would use on many projects with the Beatles and throughout his own solo career. The Strat was purchased by group roadie Mal Evans who was told that the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein would pay for the guitars if he could find two that were identical. He came back with two used solid-body Sonic Blue ’61 Stratocasters for Harrison and Lennon. They used the pair to record the Rubber Soul album and the two guitar guys played a notable unison duet on “Nowhere Man.”
Rocky achieved great fame for being used in the Magical Mystery Tour TV special, most prominently in the “I Am the Walrus” scene. During his later years as a solo artist,
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