Fast Facts

  • Attended high school with Paul McCartney, who was one year older.
  • Already released two solo albums, Wonderwall Music and Electronic Sound, before the Beatles broke up in 1970.
  • Formed a film production company, Handmade Films, and produced 23 movies, including Monty Python's Life of Brian, Mona Lisa and Time Bandits.
  • Was a Formula 1 racing fan and owned a McLaren F1 car.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles on January 20, 1988 and as a solo artist on March 15, 2004.
  • An assailant broke into his home in 1999 and stabbed Harrison seven times before his wife Olivia knocked him over the head with a lamp.

Awards

  • 2003, Grammy — Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Winner
  • 1964, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Promising Newcomer to Film: Nominee
  • 1996, Grammy — Best Music Video - Long Form: Winner
  • 1972, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1996, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1964, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner
  • 1996, Grammy — Best Music Video - Short Form: Winner
  • 1970, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song Score): Winner
  • 1964, Grammy — Best Performance By A Vocal Group: Winner
  • 1967, Grammy — Best Contemporary Album: Winner
  • 1967, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1970, Grammy — Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special: Winner

Relationships

  • Harold Harrison — Father
  • Dhani Harrison — Son
  • Pattie Boyd — Ex-wife
  • Louise Harrison — Mother
  • Harry Harrison — Brother
  • Pete Harrison — Brother
  • Louise Harrison — Sister
  • Olivia Harrison — Wife

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Details

  • Birth Place: Liverpool, England
  • Birthday: February 25, 1943, Pisces
  • Died: November 29, 2001
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer
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