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George Harrison (25.02.43 - 29.11.01) George Harrison was an English musician, best known for being the lead guitarist for the Beatles.
Net Worth: Celebrity Net Worth claims that, at the time of his death in 2001, George Harrison had a net worth of 400 million USD.
Childhood: George Harrison was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, to Harold and Louise Harrison. He was the youngest of four children. He studied at Dovedale Primary School, before moving on to the Liverpool Institute between 1954 and 1959. He began playing the guitar in 1956, when his father bought him a guitar for his birthday. He then met Paul McCartney on the school bus, before he became a member of John Lennon's band, The Quarrymen.
Career: At the age of 14, he auditioned to become a member of The Quarrymen, but John Lennon thought he was too young. McCartney organised anther meeting, and Harrison steadily spent more and more time with the band. By the time he turned 15, they allowed him to join. He left school at 16, and worked as an apprentice electrician while also working with the band. Harrison became known as 'the quiet Beatle', and made his song writing debut with 'Don't Bother Me' for the band's second album. He developed an interest in folk rock and classical Indian music, both of which influenced his own writing style, as well as the Beatle's sixth album, 'Rubber Soul', at his request. Towards the end of the Beatles, he became more and more interested in the works of Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as the communal way in which they wrote music. He preferred this to the domination he felt from McCartney and Lennon within the Beatles. For the final Beatles album, 'The Abbey Road', Harrison composed 'Here Comes the Sun' and 'Something', the latter of which became Lennon's favourite song from the album. His limit in regards to creative additions to the band contributed to their break-up, as Harrison steadily became a more proficient writer, yet Lennon and McCartney still continued to maintain complete creative control over the band. In 1970, Harrison finally let loose with the release of 'All Things Must Pass'. With the break-up of The Beatles, Harrison had released other solo albums, but this one spanned three discs, one of which was entirely composed of his jamming with friends. His 1973 album, 'Living in the Material World' went to the number one spot on Billboard's album chart and remained there for five weeks. The following year, he became the first member of the Beatles to tour in America following their break-up. Following the murder of John Lennon, Harrison modified a song that he had originally written with Ringo Starr so that it served as a memorial song. The song also included an appearance from Paul and Linda McCartney. In 1997, he reconnected with Starr and McCartney to work on 'The Beatles Anthology'. His final album, 'Brainwashed', was released posthumously in 2002. George Harrison: Personal Life In January, 1966, Harrison married model Pattie Boyd. The couple were divorced in 1977, following Harrison participation in several extramarital affairs, one of which was with Ringo Starr's wife, Maureen. In 1978, he married Olivia Trinidad Arias, a secretary at Dark Horse Records. The couple had a son in 1978. On the 29th November, 2001,
Death: George Harrison died from metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, following a diagnosis in 1997. He had met with Starr and McCartney in his New York hotel on the 12th November, earlier in the same month, as his condition had been steadily deteriorating. He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers near Varanasi, India.
He does a mash-up of 'The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot' and 'My Sweet Lord' for Amazon.
While everyone is digging out their old favourites for Christmas playlists, The Strokes' lead guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is teaming up with Amazon for a new take on the 30s classic 'The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot' for their annual indie compilation.
Albert Hammond Jr. at 'Inherent Vice' premiere
Streaming exclusively in Prime Music is Amazon's festive collection 'Indie for the Holidays' featuring famous tunes re-done by some of their favourite indie artists. By Albert Hammond Jr. wasn't about to do a generic cover of Vera Lynn and Nat King Cole's 1937 hit, and instead he included the chorus from the 1970 hit 'My Sweet Lord' by the Beatles' George Harrison.
In 1962 The Beatles were signed to a management deal with a local record shop owner called Brian Epstein after he heard the band playing at their local venue, The Cavern Club, this was the first step in a series of events that soon saw the four lads from Merseyside become the biggest phenomenon the world had ever seen.
Once George Martin signed the band to Parlophone Records, it didn't take long for them to make their first visit to Abbey Road Studios and once they found themselves a permanent drummer in the form of Ringo Starr, the band had a number of possible singles recorded with the likes of 'Love Me Do' and 'Please Please Me', as good as the songs were, their reputation was still unknown and their first single peaked on the singles chart at #17. Their first number one came about after re-recording 'Please Please Me' at a faster tempo and the band began to make TV appearances. The clean shaven boys had style and an edgy quality that attracted young girls and their music was good enough that boys liked them too.
Thousands of fans followed them wherever they went and it lead to the band touring and promoting themselves and their music continually.
The contract, which replaced Pete Best with Ringo Starr on drums, is the only management contract the group ever signed.
The document, dated October 1st 1962, was signed at Epstein’s office in Whitechapel a matter of days before the group released their first single ‘Love Me Do’. It confirmed Epstein, often referred to as the ‘Fifth Beatle’, as the group’s permanent manager and also brought in Richard Starkey (known obviously as Ringo Starr) in place of their former drummer Pete Best.
The Beatles' management contract went under the hammer this week
The document is expected to fetch around $150,000 when it goes on sale on September 19th.
A critical piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is to go on sale next month, with the news that the first ever recording contract signed by The Beatles is to go under the hammer in New York.
The Associated Press reports that the contract, believed to have been signed when The Fab Four were in Hamburg, Germany in 1961 serving as backing band for Tony Sheridan on the song ‘My Bonnie’, will be up for auction alongside about 300 other pop music artefacts sold by the estate of Uwe Blaschke, a German record producer and graphic designer who died in 2010.
A fresh-faced Fab Four at the start of their career
The Beatles star's Maton Mastersound guitar fetches the highest bid at Julien's Auctions in New York.
The Fab Four may have once sung "Can't buy me love", but Friday's auction at the Hard Rock Cafe proved you can buy George Harrison's prized Maton Mastersound guitar - if you have almost half a million dollars handy.
George Harrison (far right) with the rest of the Fab Four
Rolling Stone reports that the instrument sold for $485,000, the top earner at Julien's Auctions in New York, which specialized in the sale of hundreds of rare items from the world of music.
Continue reading: George Harrison's Guitar Plucks $485,000 At Auction
A documentary homage to unsung session musicians
In the words of Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin "behind every great man is a great woman", but in this case it's more likely that behind the song there's a great combination of great, unrecognised musicians too.
George Harrison with session guitarist Joe Osborn from The Wrecking Crew
It is that concept that a new documentary The Wrecking Crew focuses on as it takes a look at the self-contained world of LA all-star session musicians that were behind each Grammy-award winning "Record of the Year" hit for six consecutive years during the 1960s - 1970s.
Continue reading: The Wrecking Crew Showcases The Best Of 1960s Session Musicians
The tree planted in tribute to the late George Harrison has sadly died.
A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 2004, three years after the musician's death.
George Harrison in 1965 [Getty/Keystone]
Council officer Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that the tree had grown to more than 10 feet tall, but that an infestation of beetles had overwhelmed it. A new tree will be planted at a date yet to be announced.
Continue reading: Guess Which Insects Have Killed The George Harrison Memorial Tree?
Ron Howard may seem an unusual choice to direct documentary about The Beatles, but there are certainly some pretty good reasons why he's bound to make an excellent producer and director of the upcoming and unnamed film.
Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage and recent interviews to trace the astronomic rise of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon.
Ron Howard will direct the upcoming Beatles documentary.
Howard's documentary will feature previously unseen archive footage, as well as new interviews with the surviving Beatles.
Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will include new interviews with both surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, the surviving wives of John Lennon and George Harrison. The production has been authorised by Apple Corps Ltd., the band's holding company.
Nearly 45 years after their break-up, fans of The Beatles are still hungry for more from the iconic band.
As for the subject matter, the as-of-yet-unnamed documentary is slated to focus on the band’s earliest years, between 1960 and 1966, during which the Liverpool foursome released 20 studio and live records in total, from their first record Please Please Me, released in ’63 to the 1966 landmark, Revolver.
In 1964, black and white music comedy 'A Hard Day's Night' was released, starring the world's most famous rock band The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr took to the big screen at the peak of what was commonly referred to as Beatlemania, but not to do your average music documentary. The movie shows the Liverpool lads' eventful trip from their hometown to London, encountering overexcited fans, dealing with Paul's very irresponsible grandfather, and going on a rather comical trip around the city in a bid to find Ringo after Paul's grandfather convinced him to wander off. Luckily enough, no problem was too serious and they eventually managed to hit the stage for a major concert to be televised for the movie.
Continue: A Hard Days Night [Remastered] Trailer
Yoko Ono, John Lennon, George Harrison, look-a-likes and Lauren Atkins - Yoko Ono, John Lennon and George Harrison look-alikes pose with Lauren Atkins, MD of The Malins Group - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 1st August 2013
Date of birth
25th February, 1943
Date of death
29th November, 2001
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George racing the Lotus 18 in the Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy at Donnington Park in 1979 https://t.co/bOSwcseKct
With motorcyclists Steve Parrish and Barry Sheene in January '79 • Harrisongs would sponsor @Stavros6 for the 1980… https://t.co/01vy9KPjqw
Happy Birthday Damon Hill • "Regardless of the championship, I think Damon is champion as a human being... it's not… https://t.co/K121cOhKpC
"I realize it's a lot of pressure, and I don't want to bug them. I don't want to be a groupie... I admire them and… https://t.co/bohDxUWsNK
Giving John Surtees' Ford TS19 a little test ride, April 1978 https://t.co/6Go8qAFzW8
"It's noisy rock and roll really... the drivers are like rock 'n roll musicians. You know, they really live for now… https://t.co/Oi6gDdDtxI
"He is faster than everyone" • https://t.co/pOS5GWcDMt https://t.co/hOqt9WqXxT
Alongside James Hunt and singer/fellow racing fan Leo Sayer at the Long Beach Grand Prix '78 • Photo by David Phipps https://t.co/pOCXFJSUPJ
George and James Hunt at the '77 Long Beach Grand Prix. Photo by David Phipps https://t.co/1jMXmgwNXS
"He really is the master of going faster" – Jackie Stewart on George, both here with @ringostarrmusic · Listen to "… https://t.co/S603Av6Oxt
George alongside Jackie Stewart, Patrick Depailler and Paul Lanzante at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jarama, May '77 https://t.co/dxBqoUlanc
Getting behind the wheel of a Tyrrell 6 wheeler F1 in 1977 https://t.co/078IqV5KDr
Going for a spin in "Yellow Submarine" (1968) https://t.co/M8PXClOilt
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah! • George and his E-Type Jaguar, 1964 • Photo by Leslie Bryce https://t.co/n533Zl5i1H
Taking a ride in an Austin-Healey "Frogeye" Sprite in Tenerife, 1963 https://t.co/3J7PkbByUE
Racing alongside @TheBeatles on Brean Beach, Somerset in July '63 • Who's gonna win? • Photo by Dezo Hoffman https://t.co/RiyLoH11Vj
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George's first car • Sitting on the hood of a 1959 @Ford Anglia • Photo by Mike McCartney https://t.co/uZv3P9FM3q
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