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George Harrison
« on: December 26, 2016, 09:35:27 AM »
George Harrison, 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 Hindu mythology and helped broaden the horizons of his fellow Beatles as well as their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music.  Although most 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.

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 the Byrds and Bob Dylan, 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 for 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.

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 Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Tom Petty, among others. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". He is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and (posthumously) for his solo career in 2004.

Harrison's first marriage, to model Pattie Boyd in 1966, ended in divorce in 1977. The following year he married Olivia Harrison (née 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 an estate of almost £100 million.

Associated acts   
The Quarrymen The Beatles Plastic Ono Band Traveling Wilburys Ravi Shankar Eric Clapton The Radha Krsna Temple

Here is some of George's Best:  Some Of These Load Slowly

George Harrison-Piggies    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMmcgrnS5u4

George Harrison and Eric Clapton (live)-Taxman    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8OgkjcW0g4

George Harrison - If I Needed Someone   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ak7hFxY0_M

George Harrison & Eric Clapton - While My Guitar Gently Weeps   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8CivPhu0fw

Ringo Starr & George Harrison It Don't Come Easy   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqpmhnFe3ok


George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Phil Collin, Eric Clapton Jeff Lynn and a few others play Here Comes The Sun    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGKPHFrHVVY

George Harrison-What Is Life   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XFfUt7HQWM

George Harrison-Isn't It A Pity   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDrLTW_sesI

George Harrison And Bob Dylan If Not For You Rehearsal  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tctzUNMp5po

George Harrison - "Bangladesh"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPRwzB_1YEk

George Harrison-My Sweet Lord (Studio Version) Original  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kNGnIKUdMI&list=RDVPRwzB_1YEk

George Harrison-Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-KAvPbO8JY&index=4&list=RDVPRwzB_1YEk

George Harrison - Blow Away   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddnRtFd7Hps&list=RDVPRwzB_1YEk&index=8

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You Official Video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_71w4UA2Oxo


George Harrison & Eric Clapton-Something   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nolnTeXt8TE&index=13&list=RDVPRwzB_1YEk

John Lennon & George Harrison-All Those Years Ago    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7bBLE1EAIw&list=RDVPRwzB_1YEk&index=28

Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8s9dmuAKvU&list=PLXMCxWuyKjSH5eqZL_jhuQheAm5n1ReYP

Traveling Wilburys Tweeter and the Monkey Man 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4vmIJ3d_tY

Traveling Wilburys - End Of The Line   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqhdRs4jyA&list=PLXMCxWuyKjSH5eqZL_jhuQheAm5n1ReYP&index=1

George Harrison-Wah Wah   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd8K5juJ_1M&list=PLfEkp5CP2_NOA7i24oJAA79qteGp_TeYd&index=15

George Harrison - Any Road   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XdJU6AsbsY

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebtC3ORg9fU




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Re: George Harrison
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 09:44:23 AM »
John Lennon and George Harrison in 1971 recording Oh My Love 1 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q3RRHrzqOM&list=RD5q3RRHrzqOM&start_radio=1
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Re: George Harrison
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 01:05:06 PM »
George Harrison - When We Was Fab     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVu6nPTVbBQ