Sir Paul McCartney wishes late bandmate George Harrison a happy 75th Birthday

The Beatles star, who died in 2001, would have turned 75 today

Sir Paul McCartney took to Twitter to wish his late Beatles bandmate George Harrison a happy birthday on what would have been Harrison’s 75th birthday.

McCartney shared a black and white photo of the pair, with the message: “Happy Birthday Georgie. Wonderful memories.”

The Beatles’ official Twitter account also wished the late guitarist a happy birthday and shared a series of photos.

George Harrison’s official Twitter account – run by his estate – shared a series of celebratory messages.

The account shared a message from George’s widow Olivia Harrison and only son Dhani. It read: “Olivia & Dhani invite you to join them in celebrating what would have been George’s 75th Birthday today, by watching this performance of one of his loveliest songs, Isn’t It A Pity, here performed by his friends at the #ConcertforGeorge.”

Another tweet from the account also shared a video of “Blue Jay Way,” a 1967 Beatles song written by Harrison.

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Harrison died in 2001 at the age of 58. He is survived by his widow Olivia Harrison and son Dhani.

Recently it was revealed that Dhani Harrison played a key role in an upcoming M.I.A documentary, as he wrote the soundtrack along with his Thenewno2 bandmate Paul Hicks.

While last year, a lost George Harrison song written for Ringo Starr was found by his widow Olivia hidden in a piano bench in their Oxfordshire home.

Recently, Sir Paul McCartney warned that the future of music “is in danger” and lent his support to a campaign aiming to save music venues from closure.

Earlier this month, McCartney appeared on stage alongside Muse to perform Beatles hit ‘Helter Skelter.”

Like McCartney, fellow surviving Beatle Ringo Starr is also due to be knighted in 2018.