George Harrison

Psychedelic rock, Musical Artist

1943 – 2001

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Who was George Harrison?

George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", which became the Beatles' second-most-covered song.

Harrison's earliest musical influences included Big Bill Broonzy, George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and Ry Cooder were significant later influences. By 1965 he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in the Byrds and Bob Dylan, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on "Norwegian Wood". He developed an interest in the Hare Krishna movement and became an admirer of Indian culture and mysticism, introducing them to the other members of the Beatles and their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. After the band's break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, from which two hit singles originated.

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Born
Feb 25, 1943
Liverpool
Also known as
  • George Harrysong
  • The Quiet Beatle
  • George Harold Harrison
  • Nelson Wilbury
  • George
  • Carl Harrison
  • Hari Georgeson
  • L'Angelo Misterioso
  • Jairaj Hari san
  • George O'Hara-Smith
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Hinduism
Ethnicity
  • Irish people in Great Britain
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Liverpool Institute for Boys
    (1954 - 1959)
  • Dovedale County Primary School
  • Dovedale Junior School
Lived in
  • Liverpool
Died
Nov 29, 2001
Beverly Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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