George Harrison

Born: 25 February 1943
Dead: 29 November 2001
In: Los Angeles, California, Stati Uniti


Short description:

He was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
Sometimes called "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles' work.
Although the majority of the band's 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".
Harrison's first marriage, to model Pattie Boyd in 1966, ended in divorce in 1977.
The following year he married Olivia Arias, with whom he had a son, Dhani.
Harrison died from lung cancer in 2001 at the age of 58, two years after surviving a knife attack by an intruder at his Friar Park home.
His remains were cremated and the ashes were scattered according to Hindu tradition in a private ceremony in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India.
He left an estate of almost £100 million.


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