I'm OK with his "silent one" reputation, that doesn't mean he was less important. I am often considered as "the silent one" myself, though I know I don't sound like one.
It is mostly Beatles fans who can truely appreciate him and I am OK with that too. Sometimes it is the same with Paul. I'll never forget what I read in some Israeli song book - one that contains songs of a famous poet who died recently: One of her most famous songs (and one of the most beautiful one) was inspired directly by "Let It Be". It was written after one of the wars. Anyway, This song was in the book and at the bottom of the page it said - "inspired by the song Let It Be by John Lennon"
. not even Lennon\McCartney. I think that was the only reason why I didn't buy this book...
Ahem...OK, sorry. Back to George. I remember reading somewhere that he was "the only member of the Beatles who didn't have a Charisma..." I just couldn't disagree more with that. Being silent has it's own "charisma" very often. Just watch him in "A Hard Day's Night" - he was the best actor of all four Beatles. Enough said!
George will always be rememered through Dhanny as well. The resemblense between them is just amazing.