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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 14 Apr 2009
  • Address:
    1776 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 39th
    Monthly Average: 93rd
  • Notes: Selected in 2007

George Harrison

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Previous star: Bruce Humberstone

Biography

Harrison at the White House in 1974

Source: Wikipedia

George Harrison,[nb 1] MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian mysticism and helped broaden the horizons of his fellow Beatles as well as their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. Although the majority of the Beatles' 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", the last of which became the Beatles' second-most covered song.

Fact file

  • Born: 25 February 1943 Liverpool, England
  • Died: 29 November 2001 (aged 58) Los Angeles, California, US
  • Genres: Rock pop Indian classical experimental
  • Occupation(s): Musician singer songwriter music and film producer
  • Instruments: Vocals guitar sitar
  • Years active: 1958–2001
  • Labels: Parlophone Capitol Swan Apple Vee-Jay Dark Horse Gnome
  • Associated acts: The Quarrymen The Beatles Plastic Ono Band Traveling Wilburys Ravi Shankar Eric Clapton The Radha Krsna Temple
  • Website: georgeharrison.com

Read more about George Harrison at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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