George Harrison Biography (1943-2001)

Born February 24 (some sources cite February 25), 1943, in Liverpool, England; son of Harold (a bus driver) and Louise Harrison; married Patricia Ann Boyd(a model and actress), January 21, 1966, (divorced, 1977); married Olivia Arias (a secretary), 1978; children: (second marriage) Dhani (son).

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician, composer, producer
Birth Details
February 24, 1943
Liverpool, England
Death Details
November 29, 2001
Los Angeles, California

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • As Himself, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • A Hard Day's Night, United Artists, 1964
  • Help!, United Artists, 1965
  • Pop Gear (also known as Go Go Mania), 1965
  • The Beatles at Shea Stadium, 1965
  • Tokyo Concert, 1966
  • Live-action sequence only, Yellow Submarine (animated and live-action), United Artists, 1968
  • Let It Be, United Artists, 1970
  • Raga (documentary), Apple Films, 1971
  • Music!, 1971
  • A Concert for Bangladesh (concert film), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • The Day the Music Died, 1977
  • Mr. Papadopoulis, Monty Python's Life of Brian (also known asThe Life of Brian), Warner Bros./Orion, 1979
  • Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel (concert film), Angle Films, 1980
  • Ready, Steady, Go, Volume 1, 1983, Volume 2, 1985
  • Member of the Singing Rebel Band, Water, Atlantic, 1986
  • Nightclub singer, Shanghai Surprise, United Artists/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1986
  • Rock 'n' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties (also known as Casey Kasem's Rock 'n' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties), 1986
  • Rolling Stone: The First Twenty Years, 1987
  • It Was 20 Years Ago Today, 1987
  • Imagine (documentary; also known as Imagine: John Lennon and In My Life--The Story of John Lennon), Warner Bros., 1988
  • Checking Out, Warner Bros., 1989
  • (In archival footage) Secrets, 1992
  • The History of Rock 'n' Roll, Volume 3 (also known as Britain Invades, America Fights Back), 1995
  • Film Work
  • Executive Producer, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • (With John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr) Let It Be, United Artists, 1970
  • Producer (with Allen Klein) and music producer (with Phil Spector), AConcert for Bangladesh, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Producer (with Gavric Losey), music producer, and song performer, Little Malcolm (also known as Little Malcolm and His Struggle against theEunuchs), Multicetera, 1974
  • (With Denis O'Brien) Monty Python's Life of Brian (also known as The Life of Brian), Warner Bros./Orion, 1979
  • Producer, Black and Blue, 1980
  • (With O'Brien) The Missionary, Columbia, 1981
  • (With O'Brien) Time Bandits, Avco-Embassy, 1981
  • (With O'Brien) Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl, Columbia, 1982
  • (With O'Brien) Privates on Parade, Orion Classics, 1982
  • (With O'Brien) Scrubbers, Orion, 1982
  • (With O'Brien) Bullshot, Handmade Films, 1983
  • (With O'Brien) A Private Function, Island Alive, 1984
  • Song performer, "I Don't Want to Do It," Porky's Revenge,1985
  • Water, Atlantic, 1986
  • (With O'Brien) Mona Lisa, Island, 1986
  • Executive producer (with O'Brien) and song performer, "Shanghai Surprise," "Breath away from Heaven," and "Someplace Else," Shanghai Surprise, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986
  • (With O'Brien) Withnail and I, Cineplex Odeon, 1986
  • (With O'Brien, John Hambley, and Johnny Goodman) Bellman and True, Island, 1987
  • (With O'Brien) Five Corners, Cineplex Odeon, 1987
  • (With O'Brien) The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Island, 1987
  • Track 29, Island, 1987
  • Bellman and True, Handmade Films, 1987
  • (With O'Brien) Pow Wow Highway, Warner Bros., 1988
  • (With O'Brien) The Raggedy Rawney (also known as The Rawney), Island, 1988
  • (With O'Brien) How to Get ahead in Advertising, Warner Bros.,1989
  • (With O'Brien) Checking Out, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Song producer and song performer, "Cheer Down," Lethal Weapon 2, 1989
  • Executive producer (with O'Brien) and song performer, "Blow Away," Nuns on the Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Cold Dog Soup, 1990
  • Song performer, Everest, MacGillivray Freeman Films, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A., 1964
  • Magical Mystery Tour, BBC, 1967
  • Ringo, NBC, 1978
  • Interviewer, All You Need Is Cash (also known as The Rutles), NBC, 1978
  • A Rockabilly Session--Carl Perkins and Friends, Cinemax, 1986
  • Sgt. Pepper: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today (also known as It Was Twenty Years Ago Today), PBS, 1987
  • Song performer, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Here Comes the Sun,"The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert, HBO, 1987
  • Rolling Stone Magazine's 20 Years of Rock 'n' Roll, ABC, 1987
  • Columbia Records Celebrates the Music of Bob Dylan, Pay-Per-View,1992
  • Song performer, The Making of Sgt. Pepper, The Disney Channel, 1992
  • The 1992 Billboard Music Awards, 1992
  • America Comes to Graceland, syndicated, 1993
  • Song performer, "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and "My Back Pages," The BobDylan 30th Anniversary Celebration, PBS, 1993
  • Angels II: Beyond the Light, Arts and Entertainment, 1994
  • Tom Petty: Going Home, The Disney Channel, 1994
  • Host, Birds of the Backyard, PBS, 1994
  • The Beatles Anthology, ABC, 1995
  • The Beatles on E! E! Entertainment Television, 1995
  • The Band, Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Stand and Be Counted, The Learning Channel, 2000
  • (In archival footage) Gimme Some Truth: The Making of the "Imagine" Album, Bravo, 2000
  • Episodic
  • (In archival footage) "The Chase," Doctor Who, 1965
  • Frost on Sunday, 1968
  • Rutland Weekend Television, 1975
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1976
  • Song performer, "Got My Mind Set on You," MTV Rewind, MTV, 1989
  • Ready, Steady, Go! The Disney Channel, 1989
  • ABC in Concert, ABC, 1991
  • Voice, "Homer's Barbershop Quartet," The Simpsons (animated),Fox, 1993
  • Voice, The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1997
  • Also appeared on The Morecambe & Wise Show.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Around the Beatles, 1963
  • Our World, 1967
  • (In archival footage) Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years(1955-1970), 2000
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Producer and director, Magical Mystery Tour, BBC, 1967
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums with the Beatles
  • Please Please Me, EMI, 1963
  • With the Beatles, EMI, 1963
  • A Hard Day's Night, EMI, 1964
  • Beatles for Sale, EMI, 1964
  • Help! EMI, 1965
  • Rubber Soul, EMI, 1965
  • Revolver, EMI, 1966
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, EMI, 1967
  • The Beatles (also known as The White Album), Apple, 1968
  • Yellow Submarine, Apple, 1969
  • Abbey Road, Apple, 1969
  • Let It Be, Apple, 1970
  • Other Albums
  • Wonderwall Music (original soundtrack), Apple, 1968
  • Electronic Sounds, Apple, 1969
  • All Things Must Pass, Apple, 1970
  • The Concert for Bangladesh, Apple, 1971
  • Living in the Material World, Apple, 1973
  • Dark Horse, Apple, 1974
  • Extra Texture (Read All about It), Apple, 1975
  • 33 1/3, Dark Horse, 1976
  • George Harrison, Dark Horse, 1979
  • Somewhere in England, Dark Horse, 1981
  • Gone Troppo, Dark Horse, 1982
  • Cloud 9, Dark Horse, 1987
  • (With the Traveling Wilburys) Traveling Wilburys, Volume One, Wilbury Records/Warner Bros., 1988, Volume Three, 1990
  • Best of Dark Horse, 1989
  • Live in Japan, 1992
  • Pirate Songs, 1995
  • Videos
  • (In archival footage) The Compleat Beatles, 1982
  • Ready, Steady, Go! The Beatles Live, 1985
  • Mind Set on You, 1988
  • (In archival footage) The 1960's: Music, Memories, and Milestones, 1988
  • Michael Kamen: Concert for Saxophone, 1991
  • (In archival footage) The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, 1994
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Music
  • Songwriter, "Don't Bother Me," A Hard Day's Night, UnitedArtists, 1964
  • Songwriter, "I Need You," Help! United Artists, 1965
  • Songwriter, "It's All Too Much" and "Only a Northern Song," YellowSubmarine, United Artists, 1968
  • Wonderwall (also known as Wonderwall: The Movie), Cinecenta, 1969
  • Songwriter, "I Me Mine," Let It Be, United Artists, 1970
  • Songwriter, Little Malcolm (also known as Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs), Multicetera, 1974
  • Songwriter, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, 1978
  • Songwriter, "Here Comes the Sun," Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts ClubBand, 1978
  • Songwriter, "Something," House Calls, 1978
  • Songwriter, Time Bandits, Avco-Embassy, 1981
  • Songwriter, "Badge," Fandango, 1985
  • Songwriter, "Celebration" and "Focus of Attention," Water, Atlantic, 1986
  • Songwriter, Shanghai Surprise, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1986
  • Walking after Midnight, Festival Films, 1988
  • Die Sonne kommt (animated; also known as Here Comes the Sun), German Film and Television Academy, 1988
  • Songwriter, Lethal Weapon 2, 1989
  • Songwriter, Nuns on the Run, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Contributor of music and lyrics, Goodfellas, 1990
  • Songwriter, "Here Comes the Sun," Point of No Return, 1993
  • Composer and songwriter, Everest, MacGillivray Freeman Films, 1998
  • Songwriter, "Here Comes the Sun," Hideous Kinky, 1998
  • Songwriter, "Badge," Without Limits, 1998
  • Songwriter, "Here Comes the Sun," The Parent Trap, 1998
  • Songwriter, "What Is Life?" Patch Adams, 1998
  • Songwriter, "What Is Life?" Big Daddy, 1999
  • Composer, The Beatles Yellow Submarine Adventure, 2000
  • Television Music
  • Specials
  • Magical Mystery Tour, BBC, 1967
  • Songwriter, "Here Comes the Sun," Troubadors of Folk Music, PBS, 1994
  • Songwriter, The Beatles Anthology, ABC, 1995
  • Songwriter, "Flying," Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales, HBO, 1999
  • Other
  • I, Me, Mine (autobiography), Genesis Publications, 1980

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books:
    • Contemporary Musicians, June 19, 1999, Volume 2, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1989.
    Periodicals:
    • Billboard, p. 1.
    • Chicago Tribune, December 30, 1999 .
    • Newsweek, January 10, 2000, p. 53.
    • Time, November 20, 1995, p. 104; October 16, 2000, p. 112.

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