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George Harrison News

George Harrison memorial garden opens to the public

The remembrance garden for the former member of the Beatles is at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate near Watford

  • May 28, 2013

George Harrison's death to be marked with two concerts in Liverpool

Gigs to be held on the 10th anniversary of late Beatle's passing

  • Oct 8, 2011

Martin Scorsese to release George Harrison documentary in October

Project will contain unseen footage of The Beatles legend

  • Jul 14, 2011

New George Harrison album to be released

The Beatles legend is also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

  • Apr 15, 2009

George Harrison to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Late Beatle's wife, son, will accept the honour

  • Apr 3, 2009

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George Harrison Music Videos

Naderdani (From Ravi Shankar's Music Festival From India) Play Video

Naderdani (From Ravi Shankar's Music Festival From India)

Watch the official Naderdani (From Ravi Shankar's Music Festival From India) video by Ravi Shankar & George Harrison in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Just a Little More Often Play Video

Just a Little More Often

Watch the official Just a Little More Often video by Grant Harrison in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Meu Caminho Play Video

Meu Caminho

Watch the official Meu Caminho video by Tresdias in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Paint The Sky Play Video

Paint The Sky

Official Music Video from Richard Durand & Pedro Del Mar featuring Roberta Harrison - Paint The Sky

Be With You Play Video

Be With You

"Be With You" is a charity single release by HARRISON in aid of NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children). To pre-order/buy this track by SMS, text TRACK NSPCC to 80818 (Texts cost �1, UK only.)...

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George Harrison Biography

George Harrison, (25 February 1943 - 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", which became the Beatles' second-most-covered song.

Harrison's earliest musical influences included Big Bill Broonzy, George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and Ry Cooder were significant later influences. By 1965 he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in the Byrds and Bob Dylan, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)". He developed an interest in the Hare Krishna movement and became an admirer of Indian culture and mysticism, introducing them to the other members of the Beatles and their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. After the band's break-up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, from which two hit singles originated. He also organized the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with Ravi Shankar, a precursor for later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. Harrison was a music and film producer as well as a musician; he founded Dark Horse Records in 1974 and co-founded HandMade Films in 1978.

Harrison released several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer, and in 1988 co-founded the platinum-selling supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. A prolific recording artist, he was featured as a guest guitarist on tracks by Badfinger, Ronnie Wood and Billy Preston, and collaborated on songs and music with Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty, among others. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Harrison's first marriage, to Pattie Boyd, ended in divorce in 1977. The following year he married Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had one son, Dhani. Harrison died in 2001, aged 58, from lung cancer. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India, in a private ceremony according to Hindu tradition. He left almost ?100 million in his will.

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