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George Harrison

1943-02-25 Liverpool, England, UK

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George Harrison,  MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles.  Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle",  Harrison became over time an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other Beatles, as well as those of their Western audience. Following the band's break-up, he had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys, and also as a film and record producer. Harrison is listed at number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Although most of The Beatles' songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, Beatle albums generally included one or two of Harrison's own songs, from With The Beatles onwards.  His later compositions with The Beatles include "Here Comes the Sun", "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". By the time of the band's break-up, Harrison had accumulated a backlog of material, which he then released as the acclaimed and successful triple album All Things Must Pass in 1970, from which came two singles: a double A-side single, "My Sweet Lord" backed with "Isn't It a Pity", and "What Is Life". In addition to his solo work, Harrison co-wrote two hits for Ringo Starr, another former Beatle, as well as songs for the Traveling Wilburys—the supergroup he formed in 1988 with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. Harrison embraced Indian culture and Hinduism in the mid 1960s, and helped expand Western awareness of sitar music and of the Hare Krishna movement. With Ravi Shankar he organised a major charity concert with the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. Besides being a musician, he was also a record producer and co-founder of the production company HandMade Films. In his work as a film producer, he collaborated with people as diverse as the members of Monty Python and Madonna. He was married twice, to model Pattie Boyd from 1966 to 1974, and for 23 years to record company secretary Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had one son, Dhani Harrison. He was a close friend of Eric Clapton. He is the only Beatle to have published an autobiography, with I Me Mine in 1980. Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.


An Accidental Studio Himself (archive footage) 2019-07-12
George Harrison: All Things Pass Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-20
14 STANDARD 8mm REELS 1981–1988 2018-01-01
How the Beatles Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-23
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-26
Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Terreur et glamour : montée et déclin du studio Hammer Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Free to Rock 2017-05-01
Beatles chronology (1962-1970) voce, chitarra solista 2016-02-19
Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-16
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Himself (archive footage) 2016-09-15
George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison Himself (archive footage) 2016-02-26
The Beatles 1 Himself 2015-11-06
The Beatles 1+ 2015-11-06
Awake: The Life of Yogananda Himself 2014-10-10
George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 Himself (archive footage) 2014-09-22
Good Ol' Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
George Harrison: Living in the Material World Himself (archive footage) 2012-09-27
Magical Mystery Tour Revisited 2012-10-06
The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited Himself (archive footage) 2012-12-14
I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Himself (archive footage) 2011-02-09
The Beatles- Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 2010-11-17
Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India Self 2010-10-19
The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as himself 2010-12-15
The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles 2010-09-07
Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years 2010-01-01
The Beatles on Record Himself 2009-09-06
The Beatles: Here There and Everywhere 2009-09-25
Beatles, The Journey Guitar Vocal 2008-03-18
Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970 Himself 2008-01-01
Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
The Beatles: Destination Hamburg 2007-11-12
The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys Himself 2007-06-12
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-14
The Beatles: Help! Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
The Beatles: Love 2006-11-20
The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary 2005-02-14
The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 guitarra solista, vocalista 2005-02-22
The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as himself 2004-07-01
George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 Himself (archive footage) 2004-02-23
The Beatles: Around the World 2003-11-04
Hagström: Allt I Musik 2003-04-23
George Harrison - The Quiet one himself 2002-09-01
Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Himself (archive footage) 2002-04-01
Beatles, Big Beat Box 2001-01-01
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's 'Imagine' Album Himself 2000-04-11
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999-10-07
The Beatles: Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
The Beatles Story 1996-07-01
Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary 1994-06-23
Tom Petty: Going Home Himself 1994-01-23
Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Himself 1993-03-02
The Making of Sgt. Pepper Himself 1992-06-14
My Sweet Lord in the Far East Himself 1991-07-17
The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit Himself 1991-11-13
Imagine: John Lennon Himself 1988-10-07
Shanghai Surprise Nightclub Singer 1986-08-29
Fun with the Fab Four Himself 1986-01-01
Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1986-10-23
Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session himself 1985-10-15
British Rock: The First Wave Himself 1985-10-10
Water Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band 1985-01-01
The Compleat Beatles Himself (archive) 1982-10-01
Life of Brian Mr. Papadopolous (uncredited) 1979-08-17
Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel 1978-01-01
Ringo Himself 1978-04-25
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash The Interviewer 1978-03-22
Night Lunch 1975-12-09
La Société du spectacle Himself 1973-01-01
Imagine Himself 1972-12-23
The Concert for Bangladesh 1972-03-23
Raga Himself 1971-11-23
Let It Be Himself (The Beatles) 1970-05-13
The Beatles on the Rooftop Himself 1969-01-30
The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent 1969-01-29
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume One George 1969-01-02
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Two George 1969-01-02
The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Three George 1969-01-02
All My Loving Himself 1968-01-01
Yellow Submarine Himself 1968-07-17
Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Magician Looking Through Telescope 1967-12-25
All You Need Is Love 1967-07-07
The Beatles at Shea Stadium Himself 1967-01-10
Monument 1967-04-17
Die Beatles Himself (as The Beatles) 1966-07-05
The Beatles: Concert at Budokan 1966 Himself 1966-11-24
The Beatles in Japan 1966 Self 1966-07-01
Reflections on Love Himself 1966-05-01
The Beatles Unauthorized Himself 1965-01-01
Help! George 1965-07-29
A Hard Day's Night Himself 1964-07-06
The Beatles: Live in The Netherlands 1964-07-17
The Beatles - Live In Washington DC Himself 1964-02-11
The Beatles in Australia Himself 1964-06-01
The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
The Mersey Sound Himself 1963-09-10
The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos 1960-01-29
Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side One
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 1 George Harrison
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 4 George
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 2 George
New Musical Express poll winners concert - 1965
Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2 Himself (Archival footage)
The Beatles: Get Back himself
The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 3 George