The noted professional footballer George Best passed away three years ago today. As his Wikipedia entry neatly summarizes, he is most remembered for his years with Manchester United, where he became one of the first true celebrities of the sport. His devilish good looks no doubt earned him a great many additional fans (GQ magazine once identified him as one of the most stylish men of the last 50 years), but still others became familiar with him through the curious lens of the British indie band The Wedding Present, who named their 1987 debut album after him.
Infuriatingly, I missed that recently reunited band's Autumn swing through the these parts, but I harbor exceptional memories of seeing them at Maxwell's a great many years ago (possibly at the tail-end of the Seamonsters tour), where they bled eardrums with a performance that was as loud as construction equipment.
There's a wonderful montage of George Best clips on YouTube, although it is incongruously set to the sound of "Ordinary World" by Duran Duran.