Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 94

Birthday 1943-02-25

Day of Death 2001-11-29

Place of Birth Liverpool, England, UK

Official Site http://www.georgeharrison.com/

Also Known As

  • The Beatles

Acting TV ShowsMovies

New Musical Express poll winners concert - 1965
2017 How the Beatles Changed the World as Himself
2017 Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution as Himself (archive footage)
2017 It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Free to Rock
2016 Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album as Himself (archive footage)
2016 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
2016 George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison as Himself (archive footage)
2016 Beatles chronology (1962-1970) as voce, chitarra solista
2015 The Beatles 1+
2015 The Beatles 1 as Himself
2014 Awake: The Life of Yogananda as Himself
2014 George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 as Himself (archive footage)
2013 Good Ol’ Freda as Himself (archive footage)
2013 The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary
2012 The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited as Himself (archive footage)
2011 George Harrison: Living in the Material World as Himself (archive)
2011 I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern as Himself (archive footage)
2010 The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as as himself
2010 The Beatles- Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964
2010 Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India as Self
2010 The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
2010 Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison as Himself
2010 Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years
2009 The Beatles on Record as Himself
2008 Rare and Unseen: The Beatles as Himself
2008 Beatles, The Journey as Guitar Vocal
2008 Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970 as Himself
2007 The Beatles: Help! as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream as Himself (archive footage)
2007 The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys as Himself
2005 The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 as guitarra solista, vocalista
2004 The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as as himself
2004 George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 as Himself (archive footage)
2003 The Beatles: Around the World
2003 Hagström: Everything in Music
2002 George Harrison - The Quiet one as himself
2002 Paul McCartney - Back in the U.S. as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's 'Imagine' Album as Himself
1999 In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story
1999 The Beatles: Celebration as Himself
1996 Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary as Himself (archive footage)
1995 The Beatles Anthology(3 episodes) as Himself
1995 You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' as Himself
1994 The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary
1993 Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration as Himself
1992 The Making of Sgt. Pepper as Himself
1991 My Sweet Lord in the Far East as Himself
1989 The Simpsons(2 episodes)
1988 Imagine: John Lennon as Himself
1986 Jimi Plays Monterey as Himself (archive footage)
1986 Fun with the Fab Four as Himself
1985 Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session as himself
1985 British Rock: The First Wave as Himself
1985 Water as Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band
1982 The Compleat Beatles as Himself (archive)
1982 Wogan(1 episode) as Himself
1979 Life of Brian as Mr. Papadopolous
1978 Ringo as Himself
1978 The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash as The Interviewer
1978 Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel
1973 The Society of the Spectacle as Himself
1972 The Concert for Bangladesh
1971 Raga as Himself
1971 Disco(2 episodes)
1970 The Beatles: Let It Be as Himself (The Beatles)
1969 The Beatles: Rooftop Concert as Himself
1969 The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent
1968 Yellow Submarine as Himself
1968 All My Loving as Himself
1967 Magical Mystery Tour as Himself / Magician Looking Through Telescope (as The Beatles)
1967 The Beatles at Shea Stadium as Himself
1966 The Beatles: Concert at Budokan 1966 as Himself
1966 The Beatles in Japan 1966 as Self
1966 Reflections on Love as Himself
1965 Help! as George
1965 The Beatles Unauthorized as Himself
1964 A Hard Day's Night as Himself
1964 The Beatles Sing for Shell as Self
1964 The Beatles in Australia as Himself
1963 The Mersey Sound as Himself
1960 The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos

Production

1990 Cold Dog SoupExecutive Producer
1990 Nuns on the RunProducer
1989 Powwow HighwayExecutive Producer
1988 The Raggedy RawneyExecutive Producer
1988 Track 29Executive Producer
1987 Withnail & IExecutive Producer
1987 Bellman and TrueExecutive Producer
1986 Mona LisaExecutive Producer
1982 Monty Python Live at the Hollywood BowlExecutive Producer
1981 Time BanditsExecutive Producer
1979 Life of BrianExecutive Producer
1974 Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the EunuchsExecutive Producer
1967 Magical Mystery TourProducer

Sound

1998 EverestMusic
1981 Time BanditsMusic
1967 Magical Mystery TourOriginal Music Composer

Directing

1967 Magical Mystery TourDirector

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