George Harrison
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqg3g.jpg
1943-02-24
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/42a8f507-8412-4611-854f-926571049fa0
George Harrison

George Harrison Biography (Wikipedia)

George Harrison MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles' work. Although the majority of the band's songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group included "Taxman", "Within You Without You", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something".

Harrison's earliest musical influences included George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Carl Perkins, Chet Atkins and Chuck Berry were subsequent influences. By 1965, he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in Bob Dylan and the Byrds, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)". Having initiated the band's embracing of Transcendental Meditation in 1967, he subsequently developed an association with the Hare Krishna movement. After the band's break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, a critically acclaimed work that produced his most successful hit single, "My Sweet Lord", and introduced his signature sound as a solo artist, the slide guitar. He also organised the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with Indian musician Ravi Shankar, a precursor to later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. In his role as a music and film producer, Harrison produced acts signed to the Beatles' Apple record label before founding Dark Horse Records in 1974 and co-founding HandMade Films in 1978.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.



George Harrison Tracks

George Harrison
I'll Cry Instead
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
I'll Cry Instead

Sort by

George Harrison
Got My Mind Set on You
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
Got My Mind Set on You
George Harrison
All Those Years Ago
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
All Those Years Ago
George Harrison
Give Me Love
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
Give Me Love
George Harrison
My Sweet Lord
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01yypsf.jpg
link
My Sweet Lord
George Harrison
Give Me Love Give Me Peace
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
Give Me Love Give Me Peace
George Harrison
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
George Harrison
What Is Life
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
What Is Life
George Harrison
All Things Must Pass
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
All Things Must Pass
George Harrison
When We Was Fab
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02lyk2j.jpg
link
When We Was Fab
Load more tracks

Latest George Harrison News

    Going for broke: 7 spectacular ways stars squandered their fortunes
    The crazy schemes and expensive follies that threatened to deprive these pop heroes of their pensions
    6 of the most heartwarming letters written by musicians
    Johnny Cash to June Carter, Bowie to his first American fan and other times music stars have laid their feelings bare on paper
    8 ultra-rare music lots that dazzled Antiques Roadshow experts
    Among the old paintings and cigarette cases are wonderful bits of pop culture memorabilia often worth a fortune...
    The 10 most vicious songs about real people
    Singers and songwriters get their revenge on the people they despise, in this countdown of ill-tempered musical insults.
Back to artist