|George Harrison Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||February 25, 1943|
George Harrison was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and producer who gained immense fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. He was ranked at number #11 in the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list curated by Rolling Stone magazine. Alongside his Beatles bandmates, he was appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in June 1965.
Magpie, The Quiet Beatle
He was born on February 25, 1943.
He passed away due to lung cancer at the age of 58 on November 29, 2001, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
George Harrison studied at Dovedale Primary School and Liverpool Institute High School for Boys.
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer
- Father – Harold Hargreaves (or Hargrove) Harrison (Bus Conductor)
- Mother – Louise (née French) (Shop Assistant)
- Siblings – Louise (Older Sister), Harold (Older Brother), Peter (Older Brother)
Rock, Pop, Indian Classical
Vocals, Guitar, Sitar, Arp Bass, Violin, Tamboura, Dobro, Tabla, Organ, Piano, Moog Synthesizer, Harmonica, Autoharp, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Claves, African Drum, Conga Drum, Tympani, Ukulele, Mandolin, Marimba, Jal-Tarang
Parlophone, Capitol, Swan, Apple, Vee-Jay, Dark Horse, Gnome
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
George Harrison had dated –
- Monika Pricken
- Jennifer Brewer (1954)
- Iris Caldwell (1957-1958)
- Ruth Morrison (1958)
- Pauline Behan (1960)
- Judith Everly (1960-1961)
- Bernardette Farrell (1962-1963)
- Ann Guirron (1962)
- Estelle Bennett (1964)
- Pattie Boyd (1964-1977)
- Hayley Mills (1964)
- Joey Heatherton (1964) – Rumor
- Charlotte Martin (1968-1969)
- Krissy Wood (1973)
- Maureen Starkey (1973-1974)
- Kathy Simmonds (1974)
- Lory Del Santo (1991)
- Olivia Harrison (1974-2001) – He got married to author and film producer Olivia Trinidad on September 2, 1978, and the duo remained together until his death in 2001. They were also blessed with a son named Dhani Harrison (b. August 1, 1978).
Race / Ethnicity
He had Irish, English, Scottish, Manx (Isle of Man), and Welsh roots.
- Sported a beard
- Long hair
George Harrison Facts
- He collaborated with the Indian “Sitar maestro” Ravi Shankar on his album titled Chants of India and also wrote the introduction to a biography.
- Some of George Harrison’s musical influences included George Formby, Cab Calloway, Django Reinhardt, Hoagy Carmichael, Carl Perkins, and Lonnie Donegan.
- He studied meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, a city located in northern India.
- In February 2015, he was posthumously honored with The Recording Academy’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards.
Featured Image by Executive Office of the President of the United States / fordlibrarymuseum.gov / Public Domain