George Harrison

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Birthday
25, 1943
Birthplace
Liverpool, England
Death Date
Nov 29, 2001 (58)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
25, 1943
Birthplace
Liverpool, England
Death Date
Nov 29, 2001 (58)

About

Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter of The Beatles who wrote well-known hits such as "Here Comes The Sun," "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." He later founded the Platinum-selling supergroup The Traveling Wilburys and had a successful solo career, highlighted by the 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass.

Before Fame

He auditioned to join Paul McCartney and John Lennon in The Quarrymen in March 1958, performing the song "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" by Arthur Smith for his audition. McCartney initially deemed him too young, at just 15 years old, but Harrison eventually won him over. A few months after Harrison officially joined the band, The Quarrymen renamed themselves The Beatles.

Trivia

He and sitar player Ravi Shankar organized two benefit concerts on August 1, 1971 called The Concert for Bangladesh to raise awareness for the refugees from East Pakistan following the Bangladesh Liberation War.

Family Life

He got married to Pattie Boyd on January 21, 1966. After their divorce on June 9, 1977, he married Olivia Harrison on September 1, 1978. He had a son named Dhani.

Associated With

He was joined in The Traveling Wilburys by Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. The band was active from 1988 to 1990, releasing two studio albums.

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