George Harrison Biography

George Harrison, MBE, was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, 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". 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
George Harrison
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Organist, Keyboard Player, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Ethnicity:
Irish people in Great Britain
Religion:
Hinduism
Date of Birth:
February 25, 1943
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
November 29, 2001
Age at Death:
58
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
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