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George Harrison

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Harrison, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

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Feb 25, 1943 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos 1960-01-29
Latest Project:
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) 2016-02-19
Known For
Poster of Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Poster of Beatles: The Beatles Diary
Poster of You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night'
Poster of The Beatles: Love Me Do
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) voce, chitarra solista 2016-02-19
Movie Awake: The Life of Yogananda Himself 2014-10-10
Movie Good Ol’ Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Sugartown Deputy Peck 2011-08-13
Movie George Harrison Himself 2011-10-05
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles Himself 2010-09-07
Movie The Beatles. Live At The Washington Coliseum, 1964 2010-11-17
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as himself 2010-12-15
Movie Los Beatles en el estudio Himself 2009-09-06
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys Himself 2007-06-12
Movie The Beatles: Help! Himself (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as himself 2004-07-01
Movie Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. Himself (archive footage) 2002-04-01
Movie George Harrison - The Quiet one himself 2002-09-01
Movie George Harrison & Friends: The Concert For Bangladesh 2001-04-11
Movie The Beatles: Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
Movie In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999-10-07
Movie Beatles: The Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Movie The Beatles Anthology Himself 1995-11-19
Movie Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Himself 1993-03-02
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper himself 1992-06-14
Movie My Sweet Lord in the Far East Himself 1991-07-17
Series Los Simpson Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie John Lennon - Imagine Himself 1988-10-07
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1986-10-23
Movie La vida de Brian Mr. Papadopolous 1979-08-16
Movie Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel 1978-01-01
Movie The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash The Interviewer 1978-03-22
Movie La Société du spectacle Himself 1973-01-01
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh 1972-03-23
Movie Raga Himself 1971-11-23
Movie Let It Be Himself (The Beatles) 1970-05-13
Movie The Beatles: Rooftop Concert Himself 1969-01-30
Movie All My Loving Himself 1968-01-01
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Himself 1967-01-10
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Magician Looking Through Telescope (as The Beatles) 1967-12-25
Movie The Beatles - Live at Budokan Himself 1966-11-24
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Himself 1965-01-01
Movie Help! George 1965-07-29
Movie Qué noche la de aquel día himself 1964-07-06
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do 1962-10-05
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos 1960-01-29