George Harrison

Musician, Composer, Producer
Known to millions of fans as "the quiet Beatle," George Harrison's life during and after the Fab Four was anything but retiring. As the singer-songwriter of two of the band's most immortal hits, "Here Comes the Sun" and ... Read more »
Born: 02/25/1943 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Music (55)

Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (Movie)

("While My Guitar Gently Weeps") (Song)

Miracles From Heaven 2016 (Movie)

("Here Comes The Sun") (Song)

Infinitely Polar Bear 2015 (Movie)

("Run Of The Mill") (Song)

Infinitely Polar Bear 2015 (Movie)

("Run Of The Mill") (Song Performer)

Not Fade Away 2012 (Movie)

("I Want To Tell You") (Song)

Savages 2012 (Movie)

("Here Comes The Sun") (Song)

Away We Go 2009 (Movie)

("What Is Life") (Song)

Away We Go 2009 (Movie)

("What Is Life") (Song Performer)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea") (Song Performer)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Photograph") (Song)

Funny People 2009 (Movie)

("Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)") (Song Performer)

Imagine That 2009 (Movie)

("Here Comes The Sun") (Song)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

("Flying") (Song)

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

("Here Comes the Sun") (Song)

The Hoax 2007 (Movie)

("Here Comes the Sun") (Song)

Concert For George 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Ram Dass: Fierce Grace 2002 (Movie)

("Be Here Now") (Song Performer)

Goodnight Moon and Other Sleepytime Tales 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

("What Is Life") (Song)

Hideous Kinky 1999 (Movie)

("Here Comes the Sun") (Song)

Everest (IMAX) 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Everest (IMAX) 1998 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Everest (IMAX) 1998 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

("What Is Life") (Song Performer)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

("Here Comes the Sun") (Song)

Without Limits 1998 (Movie)

("Badge") (Song)

Troubadours of Folk Music 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song

Point of No Return 1993 (Movie)

("Here Comes the Sun") (Song)

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

("I Me Mine") (Song)

MTV Rewind 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Nuns on the Run 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Nuns on the Run 1990 (Movie)

("Blow Away") (Song Performer)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

(Song)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

("Cheer Down") (Song Performer)

Walking After Midnight 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Die Sonne Kommt 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

songs("Shanghai Surprise" "Breath Away From Heaven" "Someplace Else" "Hottest Gong in Town" "Zig-Zag") (Song)

Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

("Shanghai Surprise" "Breath Away From Heaven" "Someplace Else") (Song Performer)

Water 1986 (Movie)

songs("Celebration" "Focus of Attention") (Song)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

("Badge") (Song)

Porky's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

("I Don't Want to Do It") (Song Performer)

Time Bandits 1981 (Movie)

musical material (Music)

Time Bandits 1981 (Movie)

(Song)

Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel 1979 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

House Calls 1978 (Movie)

("Something") (Song)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

("Here Comes the Sun") (Song)

The Concert For Bangla Desh 1971 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Concert For Bangla Desh 1971 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Concert For Bangla Desh 1971 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Yellow Submarine 1968 (Movie)

songs("It's All Too Much" "Only a Northern Song") (Song)

Wonderwall 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

("I Need You") (Song)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

("Don't Bother Me") (Song)
Actor (41)

Awake: The Life of Yogananda 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Beatles on Record 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Narrator

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1998 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Band 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Anthology 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles on E! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Angels II: Beyond the Light 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Birds of the Backyard 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Petty: Going Home 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

America Comes to Graceland 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Making of Sgt. Pepper 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Let It Be 1990 (Movie)

Beatles Member (Actor)

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Imagine: John Lennon 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sgt. Pepper: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

Night-Club Singer (Actor)

Water 1986 (Movie)

Singing Rebel Band Member (Actor)

Eric Clapton and His Rolling Hotel 1979 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Monty Python's Life Of Brian 1979 (Movie)

Mr Papadopoulis (Actor)

Ringo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1976 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Concert For Bangla Desh 1971 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Raga 1970 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

George (Actor)

A Hard Day's Night 1964 (Movie)

George (Actor)

What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. 1963 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Producer (24)

Nuns on the Run 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Raggedy Rawney 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Checking Out 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cold Dog Soup 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

How to Get Ahead in Advertising 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Powwow Highway 1989 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bellman and True 1988 (Movie)

(Handmade Films) (Executive Producer)

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Track 29 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Withnail and I 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mona Lisa 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Water 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Private Function 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bullshot 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Privates on Parade 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Scrubbers 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Time Bandits 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Missionary 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Monty Python's Life Of Brian 1979 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs 1973 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Concert For Bangla Desh 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Known to millions of fans as "the quiet Beatle," George Harrison's life during and after the Fab Four was anything but retiring. As the singer-songwriter of two of the band's most immortal hits, "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something," Harrison's sharp wit and musical chops were unfortunately often overshadowed by the leaders of the band, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. A devoted student of rock 'n' roll and Eastern philosophy, he blended both in his successful solo music career, which yielded such enduring classics as the triple album All Things Must Pass and hit songs like "My Sweet Lord." His later work in film production through his HandMade Films company brought beloved film classics like "Monty Python's The Life of Brian," "Time Bandits," and "Withnail and I" to audiences around the world. But mostly, Harrison concentrated on enjoying life with his family and many friends, who counted him as a loving and spiritual individual. When he passed away from cancer in 2001, the world mourned the Baby Beatle and music historians and fans paid tribute to his special genius in a way many felt should have happened in his lifetime.

Relationships

Patti Boyd

Wife
born on March 17, 1945 married on January 21, 1966 divorced in 1977

Olivia Harrison

Wife
married in September 1978 after long-time romance with Barbara Bach, Elton John, Linda McCartney and Yoko Ono organized the album "Nobody's Child" to benefit the Romanian Angel Appeal (1990)

Harold Harrison

Father

Louise Harrison

Mother

Dhani Harrison

Son
born in August 1978 mother, Olivia Arias

Harold Harrison

Brother
older

Peter Harrison

Brother
older

Louise Harrison

Sister
older

EDUCATION

Dovedale Primary School

Liverpool
John Lennon was two years ahead of Harrison

Liverpool Institute

Liverpool
attended at same time as Paul McCartney who was a year ahead of him

Milestones

2003

Nominated for 3 grammy awards, including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

2001

Announced he was suffering from a brain tumor

2001

With son, co-wrote song "Horse to Water"; recorded on October 1

1999

In December, attacked in home by knife-wielding intruder

1998

Revealed in June that he had been battling throat cancer

1994

Sold interest in HandMade Films

1988

Joined band The Traveling Wilburys, with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty; recorded two albums

1979

Autobiography, "I Me Mine" published privately (mass market edition published 1982)

1978

Forms HandMade Films with Denis O'Brien

1976

Successfully sued for "subconsciously plagiarizing" song "He's So Fine" for "My Sweet Lord"

1974

Formed Dark Horse Records

1970

Organized charity Concert for Bangladesh

1969

First solo hit, "My Sweet Lord"

1968

First solo album, "Wonderwall Music"

1965

Appeared in film "Help!"; took up the sitar and collaborated with Ravi Shankar

1964

Film acting debut in "A Hard Day's Night"

1963

First real year of world-wide fame; Harrison's first song ("Don't Bother Me") recorded

1962

Ringo Starr joined The Beatles, which is signed by EMI Records

1961

Group--now called The Beatles--"discovered" by promoter Brian Epstein; makes first commercial recording

1957

Joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney in The Quarry Men

1956

With brother Peter, formed first musical group, The Rebels, at the age of 13

Known for such albums as "All Things Must Pass" and "Brainwashed"

Popular songs include "Got My Mind Set On You" and "My Sweet Lord".

Bonus Trivia

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He won an additional five Grammy Awards and an Oscar shared with The Beatles.

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Harrison was treated for lung cancer in early May 2001 and a brain tumor in July 2001.

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Harrison always believed his birthday was February 25 but his birth certificate indicates he was born shortly before midnight on February 24.

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