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George Harrison (George Harrison)

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George Harrison was born Feb. 25, 1943 in Liverpool (UK), in the family bus driver. As a teenager he became interested in contemporary music - played in the group "The Rebels" with his brother, and then in "Les Stewart Quartet", and his friendship with Paul McCartney, who studied at the Senior, George met John Lennon. A year later he became a member of his group "The Quarry Men", and then - and the Beatles. In 1962, the final shape of the Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - who and went into the history of rock music. Although the quartet songs were Lennon and McCartney, Harrison is also engaged in their writing. The first song the Beatles, written by Harrison was the "Don't Bother Me"; among his other songs - songs "Taxman", "Love You Too" (from the album "Revolver"), "If I Needed Someone", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps "," Here Comes the Sun "," Something ".

After the collapse of George Harrison released his first solo record - the song "All Things Must Pass". In 1971 he organized the first major charity "Concert for Bangladesh", held in New York's Madison Square Garden. The former Beatle also took part in the concert. Albums produced by George Harrison in 1970-80's, although not used a huge success, but found a grateful audience. At the same time, the musician took up kinoprodyuserstvom and many succeed on this path. In 1987, thanks to the album "Cloud Nine" by George Harrison came back to the top of the charts. In 1988, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbyuson together in a group "Traveling Wilburys", released several very successful albums.

. In the "Beatles" John Lennon was considered a cynical intellectual; Paul McCartney - serious romantic; Ringo Starr - calm; George Harrison - meek
. But it is the single, Harrison went to first place in the charts after the band broke up in 1970. The success of the single "My Sweet Love" a little darkened, when in 1976 Harrison was accused that it was "shameless plagiarism 'famous song" He's So Fine "(The Chiffons). Even if we consider that due to self-withdrawal and desire to take a back seat, his voice was hard to hear among the charismatic partner, few will deny that as a guitarist and songwriter, he played an important role in the work group.

Harrison was the only one in the group, whose childhood was cloudless. He grew up in a good atmosphere of a large family clan, while the other group members have experienced parental divorce, loss of loved ones (John and Paul both lost their mothers too early). He grew up in the Wavertree area of Liverpool close to the homes of John and Paul. Teplichnaya situation in which he grew up, only partially gave way early adolescent aggression. First Harrison expressed his dislike of teachers, dressed in exotic clothes and falling asleep in class. For 13 years he found a way to express themselves - to play the guitar. George became a devotee of folk music style, played on acoustic guitars, bass strings and washboard. This enthusiasm shared his roommate from Liverpool College, the guy with the angelic face on behalf of Paul McCartney. In addition, they discovered that they are both passionate about the American rock and roll.

McCartney managed to get a local group called the "Quarry Men", which included another of their friend, John Lennon. In the next in 1958 on the recommendation of the group comes McCartney Harrison. George is so inspired by the success the group that dropped out to devote ourselves entirely to their rock 'n' roll dreams. A time he worked part time assistant electrician, earning it a living. Being much younger than the rest of the guys, George nevertheless overcome the instability of his position and proved that he is a skilful and inventive guitarist. He continued to grind and to diversify the manner of his game, . listening to Duane Eddy, . Chet Atkins, . Buddy Holly, . Eddie Sochran and classical guitarist Andr? S Segovia, . in 1962, . when a group of "Quarry Men" finally degenerated into a "Beatles", . Harrison was already so mature musician, . he could claim the role of lead guitarist,

In a series of films "Help!" (1965) Harrison appears with an unusual stringed instrument, originally called sitar; it was "instrumental" expression on his hobbies of Indian philosophy and ultimately the treatment of Hinduism. His musical and metaphysical interests coincide, Harrison learned to play the sitar (sitar) with the famous Indian musician Ravi Shankar, and then went to India to more deeply acquainted with eastern philosophy. This journey and his relationship with Shankar and a religious leader, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi) caused a spiritual awakening in Harrison, a new attitude to life and a sense of humility and inner peace. This period also marked by enlightenment first experience with drugs; LSD. became one of the ways of understanding the world and the mystical quest that as a result reflected in the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ", have become cultural phenomenon.

By 1970, when Paul McCartney announced his withdrawal from the group at Harrison for the past two years, was isolated from a group of creative process. The most significant achievement was his arrangement of Indian instrumental music for a never released in the new film "Wonderwall" (soundtrack "Wonderwall Music" for this film inspired by the British band "Oasis" in the creation of their latest hit, "Wonderwall"),
. George always remained in the shadow of song creation Lennon and McCartney (although the hits, . as "Something", . "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Here Comes the Sun" were the notable contribution), . and therefore the end of the "Beatles" meant for Harrison, to some extent a creative rebirth,
. He appealed to the recording (in 1974 he founded Studio Dark Horse Records) and collaborated with other musicians and artists (especially with Bob Dylan (Bob Dylan) and Eric Clapton (Eric Clapton). Harrison, along with Phil Spector teamed up to create the first after "Beatles" solo project entitled "All Things Must Pass" (1970). In this album, and therefore realize a huge unrealized talents of Harrison as a lyric poet, musician, composer and producer.

Follow Harrison's solo albums, although it gained popularity among millions of fans, critics were not always greeted favorably. Nevertheless, . He boldly took up for different projects: in 1978 he created a production company HandMade Films, . issuing such famous films as Monty Python's Life of Brian and Time Bandits; he played in several films, . most noticeable was a small role (Monty Python Beatles mythology), . The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978), he produced and guest guitarist in the projects of other musicians, he wrote an autobiography "I Me Mine"; along with Bob Dylan, . Tom Petty, . Jeff Lynne and later with Roy Orbison, they created a supergroup "Traveling Wilburys",
. For his efforts in 1992, Harrison was first awarded Billboard's Century Award; of his six Grammy awards and Oscar, received along with all the Beatles). Harrison's latest project, together with the ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - the creation of retrospective art group (in the form of documentary films for television and three volumes of previously inaccessible records), The Beatles Anthology. Harrison's next project - album by Ravi Shankar (Ravi Shankar).

Interviews, which killed the "The Beatles" This material was printed in the magazine "Fuzz" in October 2000.

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