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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 14 Apr 2009
  • Address:
    1776 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 59th
    Monthly Average: 108th
  • Notes: Selected in 2007

George Harrison

Next star: Joe Penner
Previous star: Bruce Humberstone

Biography

Harrison at the White House in 1974

Source: Wikipedia

George Harrison,[nb 1] MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian mysticism and helped broaden the horizons of his fellow Beatles as well as their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. Although the majority of the Beatles' songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group included "Taxman", "Within You Without You", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", the last of which became the Beatles' second-most covered song.

Fact file

  • Born: 25 February 1943 Liverpool, England
  • Died: 29 November 2001 (aged 58) Los Angeles, California, US
  • Genres: Rock pop Indian classical experimental
  • Occupation(s): Musician singer songwriter music and film producer
  • Instruments: Vocals guitar sitar
  • Years active: 1958–2001
  • Labels: Parlophone Capitol Swan Apple Vee-Jay Dark Horse Gnome
  • Associated acts: The Quarrymen The Beatles Plastic Ono Band Traveling Wilburys Ravi Shankar Eric Clapton The Radha Krsna Temple
  • Website: georgeharrison.com

Read more about George Harrison at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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In the news

George Harrison's sitar to be auctioned
BBC Entertainment, 2017-09-15 06:36:22
The instrument was used by Harrison during the recording of the Beatles song Norwegian Wood.

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Variety, 2017-07-21 11:00:22
Dhani Harrison will release his first solo album, titled “IN///PARALLEL,” on October 6 through BMG. The musician and songwriter had previously performed with the band thenewno2. He has also collaborated with with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Regina Spektor, Pearl Jam, and Prince, among others. The son of George ...

Dhani Harrison Preps First Solo Album and Solo Show
Billboard, 2017-06-16 18:10:56
Dhani Harrison is ready to go it alone. The son of late Beatle George Harrison is prepping his first solo album and has booked his debut solo gigs...

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