Paul McCartney has shared a tribute to late bandmate George Harrison on what would have been the musician’s 75th birthday.

Yesterday, February 25th, marked the 75th birthday of George Harrison, the famed “quiet Beatle” who sadly passed away in 2001 following a battle with cancer. In the years since his passing, countless musicians have shared tributes to the influential musician, thanking him for his vast and varied contributions to music. Now, Harrison’s former bandmate has shared a tribute as well.

Taking to Twitter, Paul McCartney posted a black and white image of the pair, showing them in happier times. “Happy Birthday Georgie,” McCartney wrote. “Wonderful memories.”

Both The Beatles’ and George Harrison’s official Twitter account (which is run by his estate) also shared out a number of tributes to the musician as well, including footage of Harrison’s ‘Blue Jay Way’, the 2002 tribute gig ‘Concert For George’, as well as various other sentiments and fan tributes.

Just a couple of months ago, the talent of George Harrison continued, with son Dhani Harrison releasing his long-awaited solo album, IN///PARALLEL, back in October. While it’s not exactly a lost album of George’s music, any music from the Harrison name is warmly received by music fans the world over.

Check out George Harrison’s biggest single, ‘My Sweet Lord’:

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