George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door by Graeme ThomsonVynikající obsáhlá biografie Graema Thomsona nás provede celým Harrisonovým životem po cestě od skromných liverpoolských začátků až na honosný novogotický zámek Friar Park se sto dvaceti pokoji. Po cestě, jejíž odbočky vedou třeba do Hamburku, himálajských ášramů nebo skrytých útočišť na Havaji. Sledujeme na ní životní příběh kytaristy, člena nejslavnější kapely všech dob, důležitého představitele světové kultury své éry, ale také neúnavného duchovního hledače, manžela a otce, zdráhavé superhvězdy a písničkáře, který občas těžce hledal inspiraci, zatímco jindy jako by ho osvítilo samo nebe. Pro většinu lidí zůstává nejoblíbenějším a také nejtajemnějším Beatlem. Někdy byl milý a vřelý, jindy zase až krutě upřímný.
50 facts about George Harrison: achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles
You probably know George Harrison as a Beatle, the lead guitarist of the most famous band in the world. George Harrison turned 27 on February 25, , less than two months before Paul McCartney told the world he had no future plans to work with the Beatles. Before Harrison organized the Concert for Bangladesh, there were performances for charity, of course. But when his friend, the great Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, told him about the plight of Bangladeshi refugees, victims of both war and a devastating cyclone who now faced starvation, Harrison felt compelled to devote himself to the cause. Harrison then arranged for the release of a concert album and film. The acre property, about 37 miles west of London, was first owned by Sir Frank Crisp, a lawyer who lived there from to
George Harrison was known as the 'quiet Beatle' during his time with the Fab Four, but he became one of the most popular singer-songwriters in his own right. On what would have been his 75th year, here are some fascinating facts about the legendary musician. He and Boyd met in during the production of the film 'A Hard Day's Night', in which year-old Boyd had been cast as a schoolgirl. They separated in , with Boyd saying was largely due to George's many infidelities. One of which culminated in an affair with Ringo's wife Maureen. She later married Eric Clapton. On 30 December , he and his wife were attacked at their home by Michael Abram, a year-old man.
George Harrison; Ravi Shankar .. in part for a guitar effects pedal, Harrison admitted in his biography I, Me, Mine .. But it was good fun.
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But he was right to point out that his true character remains elusive. He was one of the most famous men in the world, but he loathed superstardom. He preached piety and simple pleasures, yet he lived in a room mansion and collected ultra high-end cars. His studious facade belayed a brilliant sense of humor, which led him to produce some of the greatest comedies of all time. The songs he wrote focused on both the glory of God and the petty annoyances of day-to-day life. While undoubtedly proud of the band that vaulted him into immortality, he was loath to measure himself by their success.