George Harrison

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George Harrison
Birth name George Harold Harrison
Born February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Died November 29, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA from lung cancer
Years Active 1960-2001
Member of The Beatles
The Traveling Wilburys
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Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Beatles Himself (singing) 1965–1967 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Simpsons Himself (voice) 9x11 - All Singing, All Dancing January 4, 1998

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Album History

With The Beatles

  • Please Please Me
  • Introducing The Beatles (U.S.; Vee-Jay release of Please Please Me)
  • With The Beatles
  • Meet The Beatles (U.S.; songs from Please Please Me and With The Beatles)
  • The Beatles' Second Album (U.S.; songs from With The Beatles)
  • A Hard Day's Night (Parlorphone version all songs; United Artists version in U.S. features instrumentals from film)
  • Something New (U.S.; songs from A Hard Day's Night)
  • The Beatles' Story (U.S.; documentary)
  • Beatles For Sale
  • The Early Beatles (U.S.; songs from Please Please Me)
  • Beatles '65 (U.S.; songs from Beatles For Sale)
  • Beatles VI (U.S.; songs from Beatles For Sale and Parlorphone edition of Help!)
  • Help! (Parlorphone version all songs; Capitol version in U.S. features instrumentals from film)
  • Rubber Soul (U.S. version includes songs from Parlorphone edition of Help!)
  • Revolver
  • Yesterday...And Today (U.S.; features songs from Parlorphone editions of Help! and Revolver)
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles (more commonly referred to as "The White Album")
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Abbey Road
  • Let It Be
  • Hey Jude (U.S.; songs previously not featured on albums)
  • The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1975 release of 1965 concert)
  • Let It Be...Naked (Re-release of Let It Be without Phil Spector production values)
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Edition
  • The Beatles 50th Anniversary Edition (White Album)


Beatles singles (releases with no country designation indicate both UK and US releases)

  • My Bonnie / The Saints (with Tony Sheridan; UK)
  • Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (UK)
  • Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (UK)
  • From Me To You / Thank You Girl
  • She Loves You / I'll Get You
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (UK)
  • Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mr. Postman (Canada)
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There (US)
  • Please Please Me / From Me To You (US; Vee-Jay, Capitol 6000 series)
  • Sweet Georgia Brown / Nobody's Child (UK--Polydor)
  • All My Loving / This Boy (Canada)
  • Why / Cry For A Shadow (UK--Polydor)
  • Twist And Shout / There's A Place (US--Tollie, Capitol 6000 series)
  • Can't Buy Me Love / You Can't Do That (US)
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret? / Thank You Girl (US--Vee-Jay, Capitol 6000 series)
  • Sie Liebt Dich / I'll Get You (US--Swan)
  • Ain't She Sweet / Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby (UK--Polydor)
  • Sweet Georgia Brown / Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby (US--Atco)
  • Ain't She Sweet / Nobody's Child (US--Atco)
  • A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (UK)
  • A Hard Day's Night / I Should Have Known Better (US)
  • I'll Cry Instead / I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
  • And I Love Her / If I Fell
  • Matchbox / Slow Down
  • I Feel Fine / She's A Woman
  • Eight Days A Week / I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
  • Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is
  • Help! / I'm Down
  • Yesterday / Act Naturally
  • Roll Over Beethoven / Misery (US--Capitol 6000 series)
  • Boys / Kansas City--Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey (US--Capitol 6000 series)
  • We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper
  • Nowhere Man / What Goes On
  • Paperback Writer / Rain
  • Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
  • Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane
  • All You Need Is Love / Baby You're A Rich Man
  • Hello Goodbye / I Am The Walrus
  • Lady Madonna / The Inner Light
  • Hey Jude / Revolution (first release on Apple label)
  • Get Back / Don't Let Me Down
  • The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe
  • Something / Come Together
  • Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
  • The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue
  • Yesterday / I Should Have Known Better (UK--1976 re-release)
  • Got To Get You Into My Life / Helter Skelter (US)
  • Back In The U.S.S.R. / Twist And Shout (UK)
  • Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da / Julia (US)
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / A Day In The Life
  • Beatles Movie Medley / I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
  • Free As A Bird / Christmastime (Is Here Again)
  • Real Love / Baby's In Black

Songs written with the Beatles:

  • Don't Bother Me
  • I Need You
  • You Like Me Too Much
  • If I Needed Someone
  • Think For Yourself
  • Taxman
  • Love You To
  • I Want To Tell You
  • Within You, Without You
  • Flying (co-written with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr)
  • The Inner Light
  • Only A Northern Song
  • It's All Too Much
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Long, Long, Long
  • Piggies
  • Something
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • For You Blue
  • I Me Mine
  • Old Brown Shoe


Beatles Compilations

  • The Beatles: 1962-1966
  • The Beatles: 1967-1970
  • Rock And Roll Music
  • The Beatles' Love Songs
  • The Beatles Rarities (U.S. and U.K. editions each featured different tracks and packaging)
  • The Beatles' Reel Music
  • Live At The Tavern Club
  • Live At The BBC
  • Past Masters
  • Anthology (Various outtakes and demos)
  • Yellow Submarine Songtrack
  • 1
  • Love (remixes and dubs for Cirque du Soleil show)
  • Live At The BBC, Vol. 2


Solo Albums

  • Wonderwall Music
  • Electronic Sound
  • All Things Must Pass
  • Living In The Material World
  • The Concert For Bangladesh
  • Dark Horse
  • Extra Texture: Read All About It
  • Thirty Three And 1/3
  • George Harrison
  • George Harrison
  • Somewhere In England
  • Gone Troppo
  • Cloud Nine
  • Live In Japan
  • The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 (with Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty)
  • The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 (with Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty)
  • Brainwashed (released posthumously)

Solo Compilation Albums

  • The Best Of George Harrison (Solo and Beatles cuts)
  • Best Of Dark Horse
  • Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison
  • Early Takes: Vol. 1
  • The Traveling Wilburys Collection (with Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty

Awards and Accolades

Grammy Awards

With the Beatles:

  • Nominated: Record Of The Year (1964)
I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Nominated: Best Contemporary Song (1964)
A Hard Day's Night
  • Won: Best New Artist (1964)
  • Won: Best Performance By A Vocal Group (1964)
A Hard Day's Night
  • Nominated: Contemporary Rock & Roll Vocal Group Performance, Album Of The Year, Vocal Group Performance (1966)
Help!
  • Nominated: Album Of The Year (1967)
Revolver
  • Won: Best Album Cover/Package, Graphic Arts (1967)
Revolver
  • Won: Song of the Year (1967)
Michelle
  • Won: Best Contemporary Solo Vocal Performance (1967)
Eleanor Rigby
  • Nominated: Group Vocal Performance, Contemporary Vocal Group (1968)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Won: Album Of The Year, Best Contemporary Album, Best Album Cover/Packages and Graphic Arts, Best Engineered Recording (Non-Classical, 1968)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Nominated: Best Instrumental Arrangement, Accompanying Vocalists (1968)
A Day In The Life
  • Nominated: Album Of The Year (1969)
Magical Mystery Tour
  • Nominated: Best Performance By Pop Duo or Vocal Group, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year (1969)
Hey Jude
  • Nominated: Album Of The Year, Contemporary Vocal Group (1970)
Abbey Road
  • Won: Best Engineered Recording (Non-Classical, 1970)
Abbey Road
  • Nominated: Best Original Score Written For Motion Picture or TV Special (1970)
Yellow Submarine
  • Nominated: Record Of The Year, Contemporary Vocal Group (1971)
Let It Be
  • Won: Best Original Score Written For Motion Picture or TV Special (1971)
Let It Be
  • Won: Grammy Trustees Award (1972)
  • Won: Hall Of Fame Award (1975)
  • Nominated: Best Historical Album (1996)
The Beatles: Live At The BBC
  • Won: Best Music Video (Longform) (1997)
The Beatles Anthology
  • Won: Best Music Video (Shortform) (1997)
Free As A Bird
  • 'Won: Best Pop Performance By Duo or Vocal Group (1997)
Free As A Bird
  • Won: Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (2008)
Love
  • Won: Best Surround Sound Album (2007)
The Beatles Love
  • Won: Best Historical Album (2011)
The Beatles: The Original Studio Recordings
  • Nominated: Best Spoken Word Album (2012)
Fab Four Memories--The Beatles Bond
  • Won: Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
  • Won: Best Music Film (2017)
Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years

Solo:

  • Nominated Album Of The Year (1971)
All Things Must Pass
  • Nominated: Song Of The Year (1971)
My Sweet Lord
  • Won: Record of the Year (1972)
The Concert for Bangla Desh
  • Nominated: Best Concept Music Video (1988)
When We Was Fab
  • Nominated: Best performance By Rock Duo or Group With Vocals (1993)
My Back Pages (with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Roger McGuinn and Eric Clapton)
  • Nominated: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (2003, Posthumous)
Any Road
  • Nominated: Best Pop Vocal Album (2003)
Brainwashed
  • Won: Best Pop Instrumental Performance (2003, Posthumous)
Marwa Blues
  • Won: Lifetime Achievement Award (2004, Posthumous)

Trivia

  • In 1973, Chappell Music sued George for plagiarism as his song "My Sweet Lord" sounded too much like the Shirells' "He's So Fine." This prompted George to write "This Song" in 1976 which lampshaded the lawsuit to no end.
  • On "She Said, She Said" (on the Revolver album), George is playing bass and his vocals are heard at the end. This was because Paul left the session.
  • In 1978, George guest starred as a reporter on Eric Idle and Neil Innes' mockumentary The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash.