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Harrison, George


Life: (1943-)


Singer, musician, and songwriter, born in Liverpool, Merseyside, NW England, UK. He played lead guitar and sang with the Beatles, and developed an interest in Indian music and Eastern religion, receiving instruction on the sitar from Ravi Shankar, and associating with the religious leader, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.


Following the break-up of the Beatles, he made a solo album, All Things Must Pass (1970), which included the gospelly hit "My Sweet Lord', later the subject of an expensive plagiarism suit. Later solo albums included Living in the Material World (1973), Dark Horse (1974), and Somewhere in England (1981), and he joined with other artists in the 'super-group' The Traveling Wilburys (198890), and with Starr and McCartney to produce the Beatles anthology (1995).


He formed Dark Horse Records in 1974, and a film company, HandMade Films, in 1978, producing a number of feature films, such as Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), Time Bandits (1981, also writing the music and lyrics), A Private Function (1984), and Withnail and I (1987). He has also written a volume of autobiography, I Me Mine



Major Works



1968 Wonderwall

1969 Electronic Sound

1970 All Things Must Pass

1972 The Concert For Bangladesh (with other artists)

1973 Living In The Material World

1974 Dark Horse

1975 Extra Texture

1976 Thirty Three And A Third

1979 George Harrison

1981 Somewhere In England

1982 Gone Troppo

1987 Cloud Nine

1992 Live In Japan



1977 The Best Of George Harrison

1989 Best Of Dark Horse 1976-1989