George Harrison is a British musician and songwriter who is best known for playing guitar with The Beatles. He is listed as number eleven in Rolling Stone Magazine's top one hundred greatest guitarists of all time. Harrison was born on February 25th, 1943 and first fell in love with music through the influence of Elvis Presley. He joined The Beatles at the age of fifteen. Their first single, Love Me Do, was released in 1962, and they quickly became an international sensation. Often known as "the quiet Beatle," Harrison wrote only a few of the bands songs compared to John and Paul. However, he did craft the legendary "Here Comes The Sun" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." After The Beatles, he continued to write and played with The Travelling Wilburys. He published an autobiography in 1980. Harrison died in 2001 of lung cancer after smoking heavily in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Harrison was interest in Eastern mysticism and in particular in Hinduism, which he introduced to the other members of the band.