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  George Harrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harrison was the first of the Beatles to arrive on American soil, when he visited his sister Louise in rural Illinois in September 1963, some five months before the group appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show." During this visit, George browsed a record store and inquired about his group's music.
In 1995, at the height of the britpop movement—which was heavily influenced by Harrison's music—he became embroiled in a feud with Oasis' Gallagher brothers.
Harrison married model Pattie Boyd on 21 January, 1966 at Leatherhead and Esher registry office, with Paul McCartney as best man, and is reputed to have written the song "Something" for her in 1969, although he himself denied this, saying he was actually thinking about a song for Ray Charles.
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 George Harrison (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was recorded during a period of domestic happiness which saw Harrison marry Olivia Trinidad Arias, while also producing a son, Dhani, all during George Harrison's making in 1978.
But with Harrison's increasing efforts directed towards the film industry (having formed Handmade Films in order to help his friends in Monty Python complete The Life of Brian), there was a strong impression that Harrison was no longer a major rock star.
In 2004, George Harrison was remastered and reissued both separately and as part of the deluxe box set The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 on Dark Horse with new distribution by EMI, adding the bonus track demo version of "Here Comes The Moon", recorded just after it was written in Hawaii.
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 George Harrison
Harrison's 71-year-old sister Louise, with whom he fell out five years ago because she opened a bed and breakfast in Illinois called "Hard Day's Nite," also did not figure in the will, though the two were said to have been reconciled shortly before his death in Los Angeles.
Harrison, a long-time devotee of the Hindu sect, was closely attached to the holy Hindu city of Varanasi where the immersion of the ashes was expected to take place in a ritual symbolizing the journey of his soul toward eternal consciousness.
Harrison, a long-time devotee of the Hindu sect, was closely attached to the holy city of Varanasi where the immersion of the ashes was expected to take place in a ritual symbolizing the journey of his soul toward eternal consciousness.
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 George Harrison - Uncyclopedia
George Harrison was the nominal head of state of the USSR from the revolution in 1917 until his unexpected death in 1919.
Harrison may have developed some of his bolshevik ideas by keeping his hand in a little bag for quite some time on the advice of Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupad.
Harrison had 2 brothers who were both as hirsute as George and called "Hairy Krishna" and "Slightly Hairy Rama", also affectionately known as "that blue guy" and "that green guy" respectively, they often played backing music for George.
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 George Harrison
George Harrison, lead guitarist for the Beatles, died on November 29, 2001, at age 58.
Harrison was born on February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, England, one of four children.
Harrison, McCartney, and Lennon formed The Silver Beatles in 1959, promptly eliminated Silver from the name, and made it a foursome in 1962, with the addition of Ringo Starr.
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 George Harrison
George Harrison was sued for his song My Sweet Lord for allegedly infringing the copyright on the song He's So Fine composed by Ronald Mack and performed by The Chiffons.
Harrison claimed that he did not knowingly appropriate the melody of the the Chiffon's song.
Apparently, George and Billy were jamming in Copenhagen when they started to riff off of Motif A. However, when they were recording the song back in London, Billy was the the principal musician while George was engineering the sessions.
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 CBC.CA - George Harrison
Harrison's first marriage to Patti Boyd ended in the late-1960s when she left him to marry Eric Clapton, one of Harrison's close friends.
In the late-1970s, Harrison veered off from his musical career to try other things, not the least of which was his large collection of sports cars, and a lifetime interest in movies.
Harrison was diagnosed and treated for lung cancer and throat cancer, then early in the new millennium doctors detected brain cancer.
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 George Harrison: Brainwashed - PopMatters Music Review
Harrison had said goodbye to the showbiz life long before, and had given up the music and film businesses for the simple life where gardening was his most pleasurable hobby.
Harrison's confidence and guitar expertise is on display; Jeff Lynne again adds signature touches with backing vocals, bass and guitars, while Jim Keltner covers drums (as he does on most tracks).
With Harrison's version, there's a distinct influence of Hawaiian slack-key guitar music (not surprising since George lived in seclusion on Maui for a large part of his later years).
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 BBC News | MUSIC | George Harrison dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Harrison's family issued a statement saying: "He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends.
Harrison, who was 58, announced in July he had received treatment in Switzerland for a tumour.
Harrison's life was also threatened when he was stabbed by an intruder at his home in at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire in 1999.
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 Astrology Software for Research - George Harrison - astrology chart
Harrison was the youngest of four children born to Harold, a bus driver, and Louise, a homemaker.
A precocious youth who was a mediocre student, Harrison was given his first guitar by his mother who encouraged him continually despite her son's pleadings that he could never learn to play it.
Harrison enjoys domestic bliss on a 35 acre estate in a 30 room renovated convent that he purchased from the Salesian Sisters in 1970.
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 George Harrison Beatles PICTURES Beatles TABS Beatles DISCOGRAPHY LYRICS Beatles PHOTOS HISTORY MP3 PICS Brainwashed ...
Harrison first expressed his hostility to his "chundering" schoolmasters by dressing in outlandish outfits and sleeping in class, but by the age of thirteen, he had discovered a far better way to channel his anger: playing guitar.
George was sufficiently inspired by the group's success to drop out of the Liverpool Institute to pursue his rock-and-roll dream more earnestly, working as an electrician's apprentice to pay his living expenses (he soon quit because he kept blowing things up).
Harrison's tact and the way he has dealt with his inner self should not be underestimated; the "quiet" Beatle does seem to have this part of his life totally sorted out.
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 George Harrison Portfolio
George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, making him the youngest Beatle.
When the skiffle craze hit Liverpool, George and his brother Peter formed a Skiffle band, but because they were so young, they had to sneak out of the house to play their first engagement.
George stood in the back of the room at all their shows with his guitar.
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 CNN.com - Beatle George Harrison dies - December 1, 2001
Harrison was known as the quiet one of the Fab Four, which conquered the world with 27 number one hits in the United States and Britain.
After The Beatles broke up in 1970 Harrison produced a few solo albums, and was the first of the four to top the UK singles charts as a solo artist with "My Sweet Lord." Later he helped form the group The Travelling Wilburys.
"George has given so much to us in his lifetime and continues to do so even after his passing, with his music, his wit and his wisdom," she told The Press Association.
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 NPR Special Report -- George Harrison Dead at 58
Harrison died at a friend's home in Los Angeles, his wife Olivia and son Dhani, 24, at his side.
Observers say it was largely Harrison's influence (along with that of his friend Bob Dylan) that led Lennon and McCartney to write more poetic, relevant, and complex pieces of music.
In 1998, Harrison said he had been treated, effectively, for throat cancer; he blamed the illness on his longtime smoking habit.
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 George Harrison
George might not be the 'definite master of hook' like Paul, but he's assembled enough knowledge and experience as a Fab to understand the single most important thing about pop music: a pop song has to have a solid, fluent, and compact melody.
George is a quiet, reclusive, religious man, certainly not a hero of his generation - he's humble and modest, which also explains his long-time friendship with Dylan (both have quite a few common features of character).
George must be a really humble guy: not only he lets his wife get away with his best friend after his best friend has written tons of songs about how he wants her, he also lets his best friend help him in creating his own song of lamentation...
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 George Harrison
George Harrison died in Los Angeles on 29 November after a long battle with cancer.
George Harrison's solo career was a disappointment to a lot of people.
This was George fooling around with his brand-new synthesizer, and there's absolutely no reason to listen to it today.
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 Harry Nilsson Web Pages
George Harrison was a friend of Harry Nilsson and attended Harry's funeral.
Harrison was born on February 24, 1943, in Liverpool, England.
In the mid 1990s, Harrison reunited with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as the Beatles to record "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love" based on demo recordings by John Lennon.
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 PartingWishes.com - Online Memorial for George Harrison
George Harrison was born in Liverpool in 1942.
The 1980s Harrison was back in the charts with former ELO front-man Jeff Lynne, first on his own album Cloud Nine and then, with the addition of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison, as The Traveling Wilburys.
George Harrison once famously joked "I guess if you're going to be in a rock group it might as well be The Beatles".
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 The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF :: Emergencies :: What We Do :: U.S. Fund for UNICEF - UNICEF USA
Harrison set the precedent that music could be used to serve a higher cause.  The Concert for Bangladesh was one of the most ambitious humanitarian efforts in rock music history. It produced an extraordinary contribution for UNICEF, exceeding $15 million.
The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF is a joint venture between the Harrison family and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF that aims to support UNICEF programs providing lifesaving assistance to children caught in humanitarian emergencies.
In the tradition established by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF will continue to support UNICEF programs in Bangladesh while expanding its influence to include other countries in crisis where children are at risk.
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 Amazon.com: Brainwashed: Music: George Harrison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Completed by George Harrison's son Dhani and Jeff Lynne (Traveling Wilburys, Cloud Nine) after the ex-Beatle succumbed to a long illness in November 2001, Brainwashed is a bittersweet reminder of the myriad contradictions that made Harrison such a compelling figure.
When George Harrison died a year and a half ago from cancer, I truly felt like a close friend had passed away; not just because he was my favorite Beatle, but that like John, George was about to get back to making music again after a long hiatus.
I've long felt that George was vastly underrated in many ways: as a guitarist, as a songwriter and as a lyricist; fortunately his great skill in all of those areas are present in abundance on this great album, in particular his lyrics.
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 George Harrison
After the dissolution of the Rebels, Harrison was brought to the attention of his friend McCartney's unit The Quarrymen, a rocking little combo led by charismatic singer/guitarist John Lennon.
Harrison's undeniable skill with his instrument (demonstrated by a flawless performance of the Bill Justis instrumental piece Raunchy), combined with his bloody-minded persistence, inevitably won the over older musician and landed him the role of lead guitarist in 1958.
It was Harrison that introduced elements of Indian music into the Beatles' recordings (first realized on the track Norwegian Wood, from the album Rubber Soul, 1965), the guitarist's interest in the form leading him embark on a period of study with classical Indian performer Ravi Shankar in the mid 60s.
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 Official Ticketmaster site. George Harrison tickets, dates
Harrison was one of millions of young Britons inspired to take up the guitar by British skiffle king Lonnie Donegan's recording of "Rock Island Line." But he had more...
Harrison had hated concertizing since the harrowing days of the Beatles' international career, and had done one poorly received concert tour in the mid-'70s; he seemed more comfortable in 1991, and the album performed moderately well, driven by the presence of his then-recent hits.
Harrison had been treated for throat cancer in the late '90s, but in 2001 it was revealed that he was suffering from an inoperable form of brain cancer.
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