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George Harrison Biography

Birth Place:
Liverpool, England
Profession
Singer, songwriter, musician, producer

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

  • 1970Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song Score): winner
  • 1970Grammy-Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special: winner
  • 1965BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Film: nominated