George Harrison: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)


We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about George Harrison, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more riveting details of the Beatles lead guitarist’s life that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you learn!

Number Eight: He Played Violin…Sort Of. While recording “All You Need Is Love,” Harrison can be heard playing the violin. This was despite the fact that he had never picked one up in his entire life.

Number Seven: He Was Admired by Sinatra. Frank Sinatra once called Harrison’s “Something,” “…the greatest love song of the last 50 years.” Harrison would often perform the ballad live.

Number Six: He Got Into a Fight Over a Biscuit. While making Abbey Road, Harrison got very upset when Yoko Ono took one of his chocolate biscuits without asking him first. It was reportedly his last biscuit.

Number Five: He Lost His Virginity While Everyone Else Was Watching. According to Harrison, he first had sex in Hamburg, Germany, in a bunk bed. The other Beatles were in the room when it happened. He said, “[Paul, John and Pete Best] couldn’t really see anything because I was under the covers but after I’d finished they all applauded and cheered. At least they kept quiet whilst I was doing it.”

Number Four: He Was Part of a Dirty Joke. In the song “Girl,” Harrison and Paul McCartney can be heard harmonizing “tit tit tit tit” in the background. Apparently, this is part of a dirty joke that involved them slipping in a dirty word without anyone noticing.

Number Three: He Ate Horse. On December 25, 1962, The Beatles had horse for Christmas dinner in Hamburg, Germany. The horse was cooked into steaks, and they didn’t know what they had eaten until they had already eaten it.

Number Two: His Birth Is Highly Contested. Though many books state that Harrison was born on February 25, 1943, he actually changed his mind later and insisted that he was born on 11:50 p.m. on February 24. To this day, it is still unclear which day he was actually born on.

Number One: He Was Vegetarian. Harrison became a vegetarian when he was 22 years old. He was such a devout vegetarian that he didn’t allow meat or fish to even enter his house.