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Flowers Rock Musician, Beatle. The youngest of four children born to Harold Hargreaves Harrison and Louise French in the port city of Liverpool, in northwest England.
His siblings were Louise, Harry and Peter Harrison who died in of cancer. Harrison met Paul McCartney on the school bus that George's father drove. Paul introduced George to John Lennon and via an audition on the top of a bus some stories say there were a few auditionsJohn let George join his group, The Quarry Men later renamed The Silver Beetles, among other monikers, before John finally settled on The Beatleseven though John was reluctant to let George join because of his age.
As a struggling band, The Beatles were initially considered the laughingstock of the Liverpool music scene. They were sent to Hamburg, Germany's seedy red-light Reperbaun district because no other band would go there.
The group's baptism of fire came in the Reperbaun. They played grueling eight-hour sets to mostly drunken and rowdy crowds, but the band tightened their sound and Lennon and McCartney tightened their songwriting during this time.
They were eventually deported when it was discovered George was underage.
Back in Liverpool, The Beatles were now suddenly in demand due to their new sound. It was during one of these shows that record store manager Brian Epstein saw a performance based on repeated requests for their records in his family's record stores and convinced the boys he could make them household names.
The first thing he did was change their image: Out went the leather outfits and in were tailored suits and, eventually, drummer Pete Best was replaced before the recording of their first album by fellow Liverpudlian Ringo Starr, who was the drummer for Rory Storm and The Hurricanes.
They would go on to become the most influential and successful group in music history.
They achieved a feat that no other performer before or since has matched: The album was finally released in George organized what is recognized as the first large-scale benefit concert.
Harrison was also involved in film production. George sold his stake in HandMade Films in He won nine Grammys as a member of The Beatles and four as a solo artist, two of which were posthumous — including the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Friar Park, a sprawling estate in rural Henley-on-Thames, was his refuge from the music business. It was the site of a attack by a mental patient who managed to stab George multiple times, puncturing one of his lungs, before being knocked out by George's wife, Olivia, with a lamp.
He was married twice: They were married from to They were married in Septemberone month after she gave birth to the couple's only child, son Dhani.His songwriting ability improved throughout the Beatles' career, but his material did not earn full respect from Lennon, McCartney and producer George Martin until near the group's break-up.
 In , McCartney told Lennon: "Until this year, our songs have been better than George's. For example, The Beatles’ recorded output is about 10 hours of music.
Around songs. Schubert wrote songs at the age of 17, and about more, as well as symphonies, wonderful piano music and chamber music, before dying at the age of 31!
Recording The Beatles is a huge book, and there's a simply awesome amount of information collected within its + pages. It is the result of over a decade of research, in which Kehew and Ryan tracked down and interviewed as many ex-EMI staff as they could find, located and photographed examples of nearly every piece of studio equipment in .
Beatles songwriting & recording database: the white album, wild honey pie (lennon/mccartney) paul circa "we were in an experimental mode, and so i said, 'can i just make something up?' i started off with the guitar and did a. Electronics Engineer, Beatles Figure. Also known as Magic Alex, he was a Greek electronics engineer who is best known for his close association with the Beatles.
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