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George Harrison

George Harrison,  MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles.  Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle",  Harrison became over time an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other Beatles, as well as those of their Western audience. Following the band's break-up, he had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys, and also as a film and record producer. Harrison is listed at number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Although most of The Beatles' songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, Beatle albums generally included one or two of Harrison's own songs, from With The Beatles onwards.  His later compositions with The Beatles include "Here Comes the Sun", "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". By the time of the band's break-up, Harrison had accumulated a backlog of material, which he then released as the acclaimed and successful triple album All Things Must Pass in 1970, from which came two singles: a double A-side single, "My Sweet Lord" backed with "Isn't It a Pity", and "What Is Life". In addition to his solo work, Harrison co-wrote two hits for Ringo Starr, another former Beatle, as well as songs for the Traveling Wilburys—the supergroup he formed in 1988 with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. Harrison embraced Indian culture and Hinduism in the mid 1960s, and helped expand Western awareness of sitar music and of the Hare Krishna movement. With Ravi Shankar he organised a major charity concert with the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. Besides being a musician, he was also a record producer and co-founder of the production company HandMade Films. In his work as a film producer, he collaborated with people as diverse as the members of Monty Python and Madonna. He was married twice, to model Pattie Boyd from 1966 to 1974, and for 23 years to record company secretary Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had one son, Dhani Harrison. He was a close friend of Eric Clapton. He is the only Beatle to have published an autobiography, with I Me Mine in 1980. Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.

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Feb 25, 1943 In Liverpool, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Morecambe & Wise Show 1961-10-12
Latest Project:
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2 2022
Known For
Poster of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Poster of The Beatles – Budokan Tokyo 1966
Poster of Yellow Submarine
Poster of A Hard Day's Night
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side One Unknown 2022
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' Abbey Road: Side 2 Himself (Archival footage) 2022
Series This Is Pop Self (archive footage) 2021-03-06
Series The Beatles: Get Back Self 2021-11-25
Movie Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band Self (archive footage) 2020-02-21
Movie Meeting the Beatles in India Unknown 2020-09-09
Movie An Accidental Studio Himself (archive footage) 2019-07-12
Movie Glass Onion Himself 2019-09-27
Movie The Beatles - Abbey Road (50th Anniversary) Self 2019-09-27
Movie 14 STANDARD 8mm REELS 1981–1988 Unknown 2018-01-01
Movie George Harrison: All Things Pass Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-20
Movie ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff Self (archive footage) 2018-10-12
Movie John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky Self (archive footage) 2018-11-24
Movie Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-03
Movie It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond Himself (archive footage) 2017-05-26
Movie Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All Himself (archive footage) 2017-06-16
Movie Free to Rock Self - The Beatles (archive footage) 2017-05-01
Movie Dark Glamour: The Blood and Guts of Hammer Productions Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-06
Movie How the Beatles Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2017-10-23
Movie My Generation Self (archive footage) 2017-10-08
Movie Beatles chronology (1962-1970) voce, chitarra solista 2016-02-19
Movie George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison Himself (archive footage) 2016-02-26
Movie Deconstructing the Beatles' White Album Himself (archive footage) 2016-11-16
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Self (archive footage) 2016-09-15
Movie The Beatles 1+ Unknown 2015-11-06
Movie The Beatles-Strawberry Fields Forever George Harrison 2015-09-15
Movie The Beatles 1 Himself 2015-11-06
Movie The Nation's Favourite Beatles Number One Unknown 2015-11-11
Movie Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: Live In Denmark 1969 Unknown 2014-01-05
Movie Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl - Unraveled Himself (archive footage) 2014-05-19
Movie Awake: The Life of Yogananda Himself 2014-10-10
Movie George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 Himself (archive footage) 2014-09-22
Movie Good Ol' Freda Himself (archive footage) 2013-09-06
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Revisited Unknown 2012-10-06
Movie The Winged Beetle Himself 2012-01-01
Movie Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Himself (archive footage) 2012-10-05
Movie I Was There: When the Beatles Played the Cavern Himself (archive footage) 2011-02-09
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 2 George 2011-05-02
Movie The Beatles - Unsurpassed Promos Unknown 2011-01-01
Movie George Harrison: Living in the Material World Self (archive footage) 2011-10-05
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 3 George 2011-05-02
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 1 George Harrison 2011-05-02
Movie The Beatles: Recovered Archives Vol. 4 George 2011-05-02
Movie Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Himself 2010-09-01
Movie Beatles Fifty Fabulous Years Unknown 2010-01-01
Movie The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles Unknown 2010-09-07
Movie John Lennon: Love is All You Need Himself (archive footage) 2010-01-01
Movie Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India Self 2010-10-19
Movie The Beatles - Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964 Unknown 2010-11-17
Movie The Beatles: A Magical History Tour as himself 2010-12-15
Movie The Beatles on Record Himself 2009-09-06
Movie The Beatles – Budokan Tokyo 1966 Himself (lead and backing vocals, lead guitar) 2009-07-19
Movie The Beatles: Here There and Everywhere Unknown 2009-09-25
Movie Composing The Beatles Songbook: 1966-1970 Himself 2008-01-01
Movie Beatles, The Journey Guitar Vocal 2008-03-18
Movie Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Himself 2008-04-08
Movie The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys Self 2007-06-12
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Self (archive footage) 2007-10-14
Movie The Beatles: Destination Hamburg Unknown 2007-11-12
Movie The Beatles: Help! Self (archive footage) 2007-10-27
Movie Doctor Who: Origins (archival footage) 2006-01-30
Movie The Beatles Love Himself 2006-11-20
Movie The Beatles: Love Me Do - A Documentary Unknown 2005-02-14
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh Revisited with George Harrison and Friends Self 2005-10-24
Movie The Beatles: Chronology Vol. 1 y 2 guitarra solista, vocalista 2005-02-22
Movie George Harrison: The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 Himself (archive footage) 2004-02-23
Movie George Harrison: All things must pass Himself 2004-05-31
Movie Beatles Biggest Secrets Unknown 2004-12-02
Movie The Beatles: Watching Rainbows as himself 2004-07-01
Series 20th Century Greats Himself (archive footage) 2004-11-27
Movie Hagström: Everything in Music Unknown 2003-04-23
Movie The Beatles: Around the World Unknown 2003-11-04
Movie Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. Himself (archive footage) 2002-04-01
Movie George Harrison - The Quiet one himself 2002-09-01
Movie Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Movie Beatles, Big Beat Box Unknown 2001-01-01
Series Timewatch Himself (archive footage) 2001-01-12
Movie Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's 'Imagine' Album Self 2000-04-11
Movie The Beatles: A Celebration Himself 1999-01-01
Movie In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story Unknown 1999-10-07
Movie The Beatles Story Unknown 1996-07-01
Movie Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary Himself (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Movie You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Himself 1995-01-01
Series The Beatles Anthology Self 1995-11-19
Movie The Beatles In Australia: 30th Anniversary Unknown 1994-06-23
Movie Tom Petty: Going Home Himself 1994-01-23
Movie Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Self 1993-03-02
Movie Ready Steady Go! The Beatles Live Self 1993-10-05
Movie Curves Contours & Body Horns Unknown 1993-12-12
Movie The Making of Sgt. Pepper Himself 1992-06-14
Movie My Sweet Lord in the Far East Himself 1991-07-17
Movie The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit Himself 1991-11-13
Series The Simpsons George Harrison (voice) 1989-12-17
Movie Imagine: John Lennon Self 1988-10-07
Movie Jimi Plays Monterey Himself (archive footage) 1987-10-16
Movie Fun with the Fab Four Himself 1986-01-01
Movie Shanghai Surprise Nightclub Singer 1986-08-29
Movie Water Himself - The Singing Rebels' Band 1985-01-01
Movie British Rock: The First Wave Himself 1985-10-10
Movie Carl Perkins & Friends: Blue Suede Shoes - A Rockabilly Session himself 1985-10-15
Series Champs-Elysées Self 1982-01-16
Series Wogan Himself 1982-05-04
Movie The Compleat Beatles Self (archive footage) 1982-10-01
Movie Life of Brian Mr. Papadopolous (uncredited) 1979-08-17
Movie The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash The Interviewer 1978-03-22
Movie Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel Unknown 1978-01-01
Movie Ringo Himself 1978-04-25
Movie Night Lunch Unknown 1975-12-09
Movie Braverman's Condensed Cream of the Beatles Self (archive footage) 1974-10-03
Movie The Society of the Spectacle Self (archive footage) 1973-01-01
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh Self 1972-03-23
Movie Imagine Himself 1972-12-23
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh 1972-08-04
Series Disco Self 1971-02-13
Movie Raga Himself 1971-11-23
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Two George 1969-01-02
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume Three George 1969-01-02
Movie The Beatles: Get Back...Winter of Discontent Unknown 1969-01-29
Movie The Beatles - The Get Back Chronicles 1969 Volume One George 1969-01-02
Movie Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Himself 1969-11-21
Movie Let It Be Self (The Beatles) (uncredited) 1969-07-20
Movie The Beatles on the Rooftop Self 1969-01-30
Movie The Movie Orgy Self (archival footage) 1968-01-01
Movie All My Loving Himself 1968-01-01
Movie Yellow Submarine George (uncredited) 1968-07-17
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie The Beatles-A Day In The Life George Harrison 1968-09-17
Movie All You Need Is Love Unknown 1967-07-07
Movie Monument Self (Archive) 1967-04-17
Movie Magical Mystery Tour Himself / Magician Looking Through Telescope 1967-12-25
Movie Reflections on Love Himself 1966-05-01
Movie Die Beatles Himself (as The Beatles) 1966-07-05
Movie El Rey en Londres himself 1966-10-11
Movie Pop Gear Self (archive footage) 1965-05-19
Movie Help! George 1965-07-29
Movie The Beatles Unauthorized Himself 1965-01-01
Movie The Beatles at Shea Stadium Himself 1965-08-15
Movie The Music of Lennon & McCartney Unknown 1965-12-16
Movie The Beatles: Live in Paris Lead Guitar 1965-10-31
Movie Around the Beatles Himself 1964-05-06
Movie The Beatles - Live In Washington DC Himself 1964-02-11
Movie The Beatles in Australia Himself 1964-06-01
Movie A Hard Day's Night Himself 1964-07-07
Movie The Beatles Sing for Shell Self 1964-07-01
Movie What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. Himself 1964-12-03
Movie The Beatles: Live in The Netherlands Unknown 1964-07-17
Movie The Mersey Sound Himself 1963-09-10
Series The Morecambe & Wise Show Unknown 1961-10-12