George Harrison

George Harrison

Living in the Material World

Book - 2011
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A companion release to Martin Scorsese's documentary by the same name presents an illustrated tribute to the late Beatle that draws on his personal records to trace his guitar-obsessed youth through his years as an independent musician. Drawing on George Harrison’s personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia, Olivia Harrison reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire. Here too is the record of Harrison’s lifelong commitment to Indian music, and his adventures as a movie producer, Traveling Wilbury, and Formula One racing fan. The book is filled with stories and reminiscences from Harrison’s friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and many, many others. Among its previously unpublished riches are photographs taken by Harrison himself beginning in the mid-1960s. It is a rich tribute to a man who died far too young, but who touched the lives of millions.
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2011
ISBN: 9781419702204
Characteristics: 399 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Holborn, Mark 1949-


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Nov 27, 2012

Lots of interesting home photos of the Beatles. George's contribution to the Beatles was always under estimated. Interesting to read about his home life and bond with his sister.

debwalker Jan 02, 2012

Beautiful book, beautiful life. Fascinating photos of the very early days of the Beatles. Hadn't realized how much they were children of the Blitz. Liverpool was bombed like mad during WW2, and George and the boys grew up using bombsites as their neighbourhood playgrounds.


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