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George Harrison (25.02.43 - 29.11.01) George Harrison was an English musician, best known for being the lead guitarist for the Beatles.

Net Worth: Celebrity Net Worth claims that, at the time of his death in 2001, George Harrison had a net worth of 400 million USD.

Childhood: George Harrison was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, to Harold and Louise Harrison. He was the youngest of four children. He studied at Dovedale Primary School, before moving on to the Liverpool Institute between 1954 and 1959. He began playing the guitar in 1956, when his father bought him a guitar for his birthday. He then met Paul McCartney on the school bus, before he became a member of John Lennon's band, The Quarrymen.

Career: At the age of 14, he auditioned to become a member of The Quarrymen, but John Lennon thought he was too young. McCartney organised anther meeting, and Harrison steadily spent more and more time with the band. By the time he turned 15, they allowed him to join. He left school at 16, and worked as an apprentice electrician while also working with the band. Harrison became known as 'the quiet Beatle', and made his song writing debut with 'Don't Bother Me' for the band's second album. He developed an interest in folk rock and classical Indian music, both of which influenced his own writing style, as well as the Beatle's sixth album, 'Rubber Soul', at his request. Towards the end of the Beatles, he became more and more interested in the works of Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as the communal way in which they wrote music. He preferred this to the domination he felt from McCartney and Lennon within the Beatles. For the final Beatles album, 'The Abbey Road', Harrison composed 'Here Comes the Sun' and 'Something', the latter of which became Lennon's favourite song from the album. His limit in regards to creative additions to the band contributed to their break-up, as Harrison steadily became a more proficient writer, yet Lennon and McCartney still continued to maintain complete creative control over the band. In 1970, Harrison finally let loose with the release of 'All Things Must Pass'. With the break-up of The Beatles, Harrison had released other solo albums, but this one spanned three discs, one of which was entirely composed of his jamming with friends. His 1973 album, 'Living in the Material World' went to the number one spot on Billboard's album chart and remained there for five weeks. The following year, he became the first member of the Beatles to tour in America following their break-up. Following the murder of John Lennon, Harrison modified a song that he had originally written with Ringo Starr so that it served as a memorial song. The song also included an appearance from Paul and Linda McCartney. In 1997, he reconnected with Starr and McCartney to work on 'The Beatles Anthology'. His final album, 'Brainwashed', was released posthumously in 2002. George Harrison: Personal Life In January, 1966, Harrison married model Pattie Boyd. The couple were divorced in 1977, following Harrison participation in several extramarital affairs, one of which was with Ringo Starr's wife, Maureen. In 1978, he married Olivia Trinidad Arias, a secretary at Dark Horse Records. The couple had a son in 1978. On the 29th November, 2001,

Death: George Harrison died from metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, following a diagnosis in 1997. He had met with Starr and McCartney in his New York hotel on the 12th November, earlier in the same month, as his condition had been steadily deteriorating. He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers near Varanasi, India.



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'Come Together' Is The Most Popular Beatles Track On Spotify


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It’s been less than a week since The Beatles’ back catalogue finally hit streaming services and music fans all over the world have been indulging in all the Fab Four’s classic hits. But the band’s arrival to the streaming world has perhaps also helped to settle a long-standing debate among music fans, as to what is the definitive Beatles’ song.

The BeatlesThe Beatles’ back catalogue is now available on streaming services.

At 00.01am on Christmas Eve The Beatles’ music hit stream hit almost every major streaming platform including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, TIDAL, and Amazon Prime. It marked the end of the group shunning the streaming world, finally bringing their music into the 21st century.

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The Beatles' Back Catalogue Confirmed To Hit Streaming Services On Christmas Eve


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The Beatles music has finally been confirmed as hitting a range of streaming services just in time for Christmas. The band’s official twitter account made the announcement today, with their full catalogue becoming available from tomorrow, Christmas Eve.

The BeatlesFrom tomorrow you will finally be able to stream The Beatles’ music.

‘December 24 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles’ music is available for streaming worldwide,’ the announcement read, with a link to the band’s official site. The music will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Microsoft Groove, Napster/Rhapsody, Slacker Radio, Tidal and Amazon's Prime Music service. The songs will not, however, be available on Pandora.

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Could The Beatles Be Ready To Hit Streaming Services On Christmas Eve?


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It's been a long wait for fans, but The Beatles are rumoured to finally be about to begin releasing their music on streaming services and tracks could come as early as Christmas Eve. Despite being arguably the most popular group of all time, the Fab Four have so far kept their back catalogue off services such as Spotify and Apple Music.

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Billboard reports that there is conflicting information on exactly when the band’s music will appear on streaming services, but discussions are said to be ‘strongly hinting’ towards a December 24th arrival date.

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The Beatles' Management Contract With Brian Epstein Fetches £365,000 At Auction


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The original contract signed by The Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein sold at auction for £365,000 on Tuesday (September 29th).

The document, dated October 1st 1962, was signed at Epstein’s office in Whitechapel a matter of days before the group released their first single ‘Love Me Do’. It confirmed Epstein, often referred to as the ‘Fifth Beatle’, as the group’s permanent manager and also brought in Richard Starkey (known obviously as Ringo Starr) in place of their former drummer Pete Best.

The BeatlesThe Beatles' management contract went under the hammer this week

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The Beatles' First Ever Recording Contract Going Up For Auction In New York


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A critical piece of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is to go on sale next month, with the news that the first ever recording contract signed by The Beatles is to go under the hammer in New York.

The Associated Press reports that the contract, believed to have been signed when The Fab Four were in Hamburg, Germany in 1961 serving as backing band for Tony Sheridan on the song ‘My Bonnie’, will be up for auction alongside about 300 other pop music artefacts sold by the estate of Uwe Blaschke, a German record producer and graphic designer who died in 2010.

The BeatlesA fresh-faced Fab Four at the start of their career

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George Harrison's Guitar Plucks $485,000 At Auction


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The Fab Four may have once sung "Can't buy me love", but Friday's auction at the Hard Rock Cafe proved you can buy George Harrison's prized Maton Mastersound guitar - if you have almost half a million dollars handy.

The BeatlesGeorge Harrison (far right) with the rest of the Fab Four

Rolling Stone reports that the instrument sold for $485,000, the top earner at Julien's Auctions in New York, which specialized in the sale of hundreds of rare items from the world of music.

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The Wrecking Crew Showcases The Best Of 1960s Session Musicians


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In the words of Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin "behind every great man is a great woman", but in this case it's more likely that behind the song there's a great combination of great, unrecognised musicians too.

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George Harrison with session guitarist Joe Osborn from The Wrecking Crew

It is that concept that a new documentary The Wrecking Crew focuses on as it takes a look at the self-contained world of LA all-star session musicians that were behind each Grammy-award winning "Record of the Year" hit for six consecutive years during the 1960s - 1970s.

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George Harrison and Francesca Parman - Now Magazine Christmas Party at the Drury Club - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 25th November 2014

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Guess Which Insects Have Killed The George Harrison Memorial Tree?


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A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in 2004, three years after the musician's death.

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Council officer Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that the tree had grown to more than 10 feet tall, but that an infestation of beetles had overwhelmed it. A new tree will be planted at a date yet to be announced.

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Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary


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Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage and recent interviews to trace the astronomic rise of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon.

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Ron Howard will direct the upcoming Beatles documentary.

Read More: Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands As Ron Howard Signs To Direct.

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The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years


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Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will include new interviews with both surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, the surviving wives of John Lennon and George Harrison. The production has been authorised by Apple Corps Ltd., the band's holding company.

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Nearly 45 years after their break-up, fans of The Beatles are still hungry for more from the iconic band.

As for the subject matter, the as-of-yet-unnamed documentary is slated to focus on the band’s earliest years, between 1960 and 1966, during which the Liverpool foursome released 20 studio and live records in total, from their first record Please Please Me, released in ’63 to the 1966 landmark, Revolver.

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Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club To San Francisco


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Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Crucially, the movie is being made in-corporation with Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono.

Ron HowardRon Howard [L] will direct the Beatles documentary [Getty/Christopher Polk]

Howard - known for Apollo 14, The Da Vinci Code and Frost/Nixon - called it "an astounding story".

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A Hard Days Night [Remastered] Trailer


In 1964, black and white music comedy 'A Hard Day's Night' was released, starring the world's most famous rock band The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr took to the big screen at the peak of what was commonly referred to as Beatlemania, but not to do your average music documentary. The movie shows the Liverpool lads' eventful trip from their hometown to London, encountering overexcited fans, dealing with Paul's very irresponsible grandfather, and going on a rather comical trip around the city in a bid to find Ringo after Paul's grandfather convinced him to wander off. Luckily enough, no problem was too serious and they eventually managed to hit the stage for a major concert to be televised for the movie.

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The Beatles: On Air Live At The BBC - Volume 2 - Feature


Nearly twenty years since the release of The Beatles' chart-topping compilation album 'Live At The BBC' featuring radio performances from 1963 to 1965, producers Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley have now compiled 'On Air Live At The BBC - Volume 2' featuring never-before-heard performances, banter and cover tracks.

The compilation includes 63 tracks which weren't featured on the previous volume; 37 of which are newly released radio performances and 23 which feature unheard banter and chatting amongst the band and the radio hosts. There are 10 tracks which were never recorded for EMI and some which haven't been released at all; among them are covers of Chuck Berry's 'I'm Talking About You', 'Beautiful Dreamer' and different versions of previously heard covers including Ray Charles' 'I Got A Woman'.

Howlett and Heatley were truly spoilt for choice when it came to compiling this new collection, given that the world's most-loved band performed an incredible 275 shows on the radio throughout their musical journey in the 60s, appearing on 39 different shows in the year of their debut album release. The new compilation, re-mastered by Guy Massey and Alex Wharton, includes a detailed booklet and is set for release on November 11th 2013.

The Beatles Rarities Album To Be Released: 'On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2'


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A new album from The Beatles will be released in November showcasing songs the Liverpool band recorded in the BBC's studios. The record, entitled On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2, will serve as the sequel to 1994's Live At The BBC and will feature ten unreleased songs from the 1960s that the band never recorded for their record label EMI.

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A New Album Of The Beatles' Songs Will Be Released In November.

The rarities, according to The Independent, will include the famous four-piece's cover of Chuck Berry's 'I'm Talking About You' and the 19th century, oft covered 'Beautiful Dreamer.' All live-to-air pieces without editing, the songs will only emphasise The Beatles' musical proficiency and ability to make great music together.

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George Harrison

Date of birth

25th February, 1943

Date of death

29th November, 2001

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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