George Harrison

George Harrison

English musician
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George Harrison

George Harrison MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles' work. Although the majority of the band's songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group include "Taxman", "Within You Without You", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something".

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George Harrison was born on 25 February 1943 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK. His full name at birth was George Harold Harrison. He was best known as a musician. He died on 29 November 2001 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA at the age of 58. He attended high school at Dovedale Primary School, Merseyside, England, UK. For university, he studied at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool, England, UK. His religion is listed as Hindu. He was 5' 10" (178 cm) tall and weighed 155 lbs (70 kg) with a slim build. He had dark brown eyes and black hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $400,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Pisces.
Full name at birth
George Harold Harrison
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Claim to fame
The Beatles
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Date of birth
25 February 1943
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Place of birth
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
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Date of death
29 November 2001
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Age
58 (age at death)
Place of death
Hollywood Hills, California, USA
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Cause of death
Lung cancer
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Guitarist, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Actor
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Height
5' 10" (178 cm)
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Weight
155 lbs (70 kg)
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  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • He is listed at #11 (100 Greatest guitarist of All Time) (Rolling Stone magazine)
  • Irish descent
  • He liked to work in the garden
  • Big F1 fan
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8
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Shoe size
10
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Pets
  • Corky (Cat - Persian cat, when he was living with Pattie)
  • Rupert (Cat - when he was living with Pattie)
  • Joss Stick (Cat - when he was living with Pattie)
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Billy (Cat)
  • Winston (Yorkshire Terrier - 1997)
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Net worth
$400,000,000 USD
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High school
Dovedale Primary School, Merseyside, England, UK
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Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool, England, UK
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I still practice Transcendental Meditation and I think it`s great. Marharishi only ever did good for us, and although I have not been with him physically, I never left him.
  • Is portrayed by Chris O'Neill in Backbeat (1994).
  • Overcame both hepatitis in the mid-1970s (which caused a delay in the release of his album "Thirty-Three and 1/3"), and a cocaine addiction in the early 1980s.
  • A controversy arose in the days after Harrison's death, when it turned out his death certificate listed a bogus address; it was revealed he had died at Paul McCartney's Los Angeles house, whose address they'd wanted to keep secret. McCartney described the late Harrison as "my baby brother".
  • He was the youngest member of the Beatles.
  • A good deal of confusion as to his real birthday was solved when a family birth record noted him as being born shortly before midnight around 11:50 P.M.) on February 24th, 1943. He had believed his birthday was February 25th for his entire life.

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