George Harrison

George Harrison (1943 - 2001)

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George Harrison
Born in 12 Arnold Grove, Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
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Brother of [private sister (1930s - unknown)], [private brother (1930s - unknown)] and [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Father of [private son (1970s - unknown)]
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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George Harrison is Notable.

George Harrison is an English rock musician best known as one of the Beatles, one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th Century.


George Harrison was born February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England to Harold Harrison and Louise French.[1] George's father was a bus driver and his mother was a housewife.[2] From George's birth until age 6, the Harrisons lived at 12 Arnold Grove in Wavertree, Liverpool, England.[1] They then moved to 25 Upton Green in Speke.[1] Being the youngest child, he often received much attention.[2] His elder siblings were Louise, Harry, and Peter.[1]

George was accepted into the Liverpool Institute, where he was a mediocre student who disliked his teachers.[2] His mother bought him a guitar from another student, as well as found him a tutor. She encouraged him to learn, going so far as to stay up all night with him and his bleeding fingers.[2] He formed a group, called the Rebels, in 1959 with his brother Peter.[1] Eventually, he met the Quarrymen, Paul McCartney's band, and filled in as guitarist for them from time to time.[1] He was much younger than the rest of the boys, but ended up becoming a full member anyway.[1] The band changed names and line ups a few times before they eventually became the Beatles.[2]

George married first Patricia Ann Boyd, "Patti", a model, on January 21st, 1966 at Epson.[2] He had met her while shooting "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964.[2] They divorced in 1977.[3]

George married second Olivia Trinidad Arias in September of 1978.[1] They had one son, Dhani, August 1978.[1]

The Beatles and Beyond

George was nicknamed "the Quiet One" or "the Polite One" though he always insisted he asserted himself as necessary.[2] George played lead guitar and helped write songs with the Beatles.[1]

At first George was excited by the band's success, fans and fame, but he soon tired of the paparazzi. He even insisted his future wife, Patti, give up modeling to avoid more interaction with photographers.[2]

George became fascinated with Indian spirituality and music, becoming friends with Indian musician Ravi Shankar, who also taught him how to play sitar.[1] George became the first Western musician to include sitar on an album.[1]

Following the band's breakup, George struck out on his own solo career. He used a stockpile of songs from his Beatles years to start the career, which included My Sweet Lord and Isn't It Pity.[1] He also organized the first charity rock concert for his "Concert for the Bangladesh".[1]

In 1974, George opened his own record label, Dark Horse.[1] He later also opened a film production company, Handmade Films.[1]

George later collaborated with other rock musicians in a band called the Traveling Wilburys.[3] He later joined back up with the surviving Beatles for their Anthology project between 1994 and 1996.[1]


George was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1997.[1] He underwent treatment, but continued to fight the disease through out the rest of the decade.[1] Following a break in at his home and attempted assassination, he withdrew from the public eye.[1] His final project was an album with his son, Dhani, released posthumosly.[1]

George passed away November 29th, 2001 in Los Angeles after his battle with cancer was lost.[1] He was cremated.[1] George was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as a member of the Beatles, and later for his solo career.[3]


George's paternal haplogroup is R1b1b2a1a (R-U106).[citation needed]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 George Harrison mini bio
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Harrison,, accessed 24 Jul 2018.

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On 1 Aug 2018 at 10:51 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Can someone check the gender of George's only child? It should be a male, not female. Thanks.

On 24 Dec 2015 at 12:12 GMT Vincent Piazza wrote:

It's the same person, the other PM in the proposed merged had done a John Lennon profile is how I found the George Harrison profile (though I see she got the specific dates slightly wrong).

On 24 Dec 2015 at 11:48 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

Harrison-5576 and Harrison-23 appear to represent the same person because: Are they the same person?

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