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Liverpool, United Kingdom (1970 – 2001)

George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) born in Liverpool, UK, was an English rock musician, singer-songwriter and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist in The Beatles, along with mainstream success as a solo artist. George contributed to the songwriting talents of his Beatles band mates, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, firstly by adding ideas and guitar parts, and later with his distinctive style of music inspired by Eastern spirituality. Ten years after Harrison’s death, and forty-two years after its first release, his classic “Here Comes the Sun” is the number one Beatles download on iTunes.

After the Beatles stopped touring in 1966, George started writing more songs than could be fitted onto the albums so that by the time of the split he had built up a collection of songs, some used on his debut solo album, All Things Must Pass. The album, released in 1970, contains the two-time number one hit, “My Sweet Lord”.

Harrison is also credited for creating music benefits, notably the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. Harrison played beside Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr, and Leon Russell to a crowd of 40,000 in Madison Square Garden, New York. The show raised over $240,000 benefiting the George Harrison Fund for Bangladesh relief.

Harrison went on to release several successful solo albums, and in the late 1980s collaborated with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, in a group called Traveling Wilburys. The group released two albums. Later, Harrison reunited with the other two surviving Beatles, after John Lennon’s murder in 1980, to produce two final Beatles records, “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” featuring the voice of Lennon, taken from home demos provided by Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono.

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  • uriah_stsch

    Peace and love wherever you are. Thank you for the music. [9]

    27 Jun 3:58pm Reply
  • Falconsoars

    Triangle2: Reading this changed my view of George, who I admired as one of the only spiritually centered rockstars + a close parallel to who I've been. Not the rockstar part, just a lover of their music -- but ironically I so closely resemble Eric Clapton, I've been mistaken for him many times. Examples: 1) I was invited by a band member on break at BB King's Blues Club in LA to come up & play with them; 2) I was invited by the in-store DJ at Virgin Megastore on Sunset Blvd (largest music & video store in LA at that time- '90s) to record some celebrity endorsements; 3) Numerous requests for my autograph. My given name was even "Eric" (but legally changed it). Made me feel really conflicted because of how I felt about Eric's betrayal. Now I feel the same about George. He was even more promiscuous, including the wives of Ringo Starr & Ronnie Wood. For this story, search on: Pattie Boyd: 'My hellish love triangle with George and Eric' - But I still love George & most of his music!

    22 Jun 12:00am Reply
  • Falconsoars

    I've always wondered about the "real story" behind the Pattie Boyd, George Harrison, Eric Clapton love triangle. Like many others, I lost a lot of respect for Eric Clapton because of the popular media angle on this story that says "Eric Clapton stole George Harrison's wife." I've known since back then that Eric was extremely drug addicted for many years and just assumed his behavior emerged out of his distorted world created by the addiction (I've been there - during that same period so I know how much it warps people and brings out their darkest, most dysfunctional tendencies.) I finally researched it and found a 2 part text interview + video interview with Pattie Boyd. It totally opened my eyes to the real story which is more about the decadence of that whole rockstar culture, not just one man's addiction, obsession, & betrayal. It turns out George was in many ways worse than Eric, since he didn't obsess on just one woman - he wanted them all as his spiritual (and s_xual) concubines.

    21 Jun 11:49pm Reply
  • pdrazza

    Peace and love wherever you are. Thank you for the music. [8]

    18 Jun 12:35pm Reply
  • Feedbekkon

    Peace and love wherever you are. Thank you for the music. [7]

    15 Jun 6:56pm Reply
  • opsmaalu

    Peace and love wherever you are. Thank you for the music. [6]

    8 Jun 4:31pm Reply
  • fath_x

    Peace and love wherever you are. Thank you for the music. [5]

    28 May 6:31am Reply
  • kickdrumrobot

    the shy one

    4 May 7:29pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    Fish on the Sand ♥

    4 May 10:37am Reply
  • SirLittlePanda

    o melhor

    26 Apr 5:37pm Reply
  • praxxsurf

    the most beautiful beatle. <3

    29 Mar 4:45pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    Good debut album, but I don't like his other works. Sometimes he sounds like John.

    14 Mar 6:19pm Reply
  • amandastrz

    Favourite beatle!

    10 Mar 1:14am Reply
  • NotFromNewYork

    I hate everything about George Harrison.

    7 Mar 6:11pm Reply
  • vaka3

    Peace and love wherever you are. Thank you for the music. [4]

    26 Feb 6:58pm Reply
  • melilot_909

    Happy birthday!

    25 Feb 4:11pm Reply
  • moe_VS_metal

    (´・ω・`)♥♥♥ from TOKYO JAPAN

    25 Feb 1:31am Reply
  • alveseduardo

    <3

    28 Jan 12:46am Reply
  • ceratitekken

    Give me love

    8 Jan 12:40pm Reply
  • LoveisInfinite

    Latarnie Montpellier - My Sweet Lord (George Harrison cover) https://soundcloud.com/latarnie-montpellier/my-sweet-lord-george-harrison-cover

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
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