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George Harrison Biography

George Harrison
Singer, Lead Guitar, Sitar, Writer
The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys
Wonderwall, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, The Concert for Bangladesh,
Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, Extra Texture-Read All About It, The Best of George Harrison,
Thirty Three &1/3, George Harrison, Somewhere In England, Gone Troppo,
Cloud Nine, Traveling Wilburys Vol.1, Best of Dark Horse 1976-1989
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3, George Harrison Live in Japan

George Harrison was born on February 25, 1943. George was the youngest of four children and was a very bright and well behaved child eager to learn. George was raised in the working class section of Liverpool in Arnold Grove. He attended Dovedale Primary School, where John Lennon was already three years ahead of him. In 1949, when George was 6, the Harrisons moved to Speke, England. George's musical career started at age 13, when his mother bought him his first guitar-a three pound acoustic from a friend of Georges father. George was a quick study and began to imitate the sounds off of the pop records he heard. While he was still attending the Liverpool Institute in 1955, George met Paul McCartney. George first saw John Lennon when he was playing with his band, the Quarrymen, at a church gathering. It wasn't George who first joined the Quarrymen, that was Paul, though George was accepted after he could play the song "Raunchy" perfectly. George met his first wife Pattie Boyd on the set of the Beatles' first movie, "A Hard Day's Night". Pattie was a swinging '60's model; her dollybird makeup and sweet sex kittenish attitude bewitched George. They were married on January 21, 1966, with Paul McCartney in attendance. In 1965, George first heard the sitar, played by an Indian musician on the set of the Beatles movie "Help!". George bought one, and started to learn to play. George first introduced the new sound on their song "Norwegian Wood", and it sparked a craze for the eastern sound. Soon, the Rolling Stones were using the sitar on their great song, "Paint it Black". George and the other Beatles started to get interested in all things Indian. For his part, George fell into the Transcendental Meditation movement head first. The other Beatles followed, and were soon headed of to India for lessons on meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Still Under Construction...