I, Me, Mine

Author: George Harrison

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811859004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

View: 2762

Offers a rare inside view of the Beatles and the cultural revolution of which they were a part, with a personal recollection of Harrison's evolution as a musician and composer.

I, Me, Mine

Author: George Harrison

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811837934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

View: 1855

A new edition of the musical memoir originally published in 1980 offers a rare inside view of the Beatles and the cultural revolution of which they were a part, with a personal recollection of Harrison's evolution as a musician and composer.

I, Me, Mine

Author: George Harrison

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9780753817346

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 400

View: 5404

'Ever since the war I have thought about gathering the bits of paper with my song lyrics scattered around and about. Two drunkards cornered me in a hotel room near Heathrow Airport in July 1977 and showed me that if I did find the lyrics, they could be bound into a nice book...It was to have been called THE BIG LEATHER JOB but became known as I, ME MINE' George Harrison, Somewhere in EnglandIn conversation with lifelong friend and confidant Derek Taylor, (George's first-person text is interspersed with Derek's fascinating observations and explanations) George describes his upbringing, his first forays with the band, the hard life on the road before they began to make money, the extraordinary phenomenon of Beatlemania and what it was like to be trapped in the middle of it, his spiritual reawakening in India, his love of fast cars and his passion for gardening. There are 50 archival photographs from his own albums and the lyrics to over 80 of his songs, many in his own hand, accompanied by his uniquely intimate and humorous commentary.

Working Class Mystic

A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison

Author: Gary Tillery

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835630358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 2311

John Lennon called himself a working class hero. George Harrison was a working class mystic. Born in Liverpool as the son of a bus conductor and a shop assistant, for the first six years of his life he lived in a house with no indoor bathroom. This book gives an honest, in-depth view of his personal journey from his blue-collar childhood to his role as a world-famous spiritual icon. Author Gary Tillery’s approach is warmly human, free of the fawning but insolent tone of most rock biographers. He frankly discusses the role of drugs in leading Harrison to mystical insight but emphasizes that he soon renounced psychedelics as a means to the spiritual path. It was with conscious commitment that Harrison journeyed to India, studied sitar with Ravi Shankar, practiced yoga, learned meditation from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and became a devotee of Hinduism. George worked hard to subdue his own ego and to understand the truth beyond appearances. He preferred to keep a low profile, but his empathy for suffering people led him to spearhead the first rock-and-roll super event for charity. And despite his wealth and fame, he was always delighted to slip on overalls and join in manual labor on his grounds. At ease with holy men discussing the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, he was ever the bloke from Liverpool whose father drove a bus, whose brothers were tradesmen, and who had worked himself as an apprentice electrician until the day destiny called. Tillery’s engaging narrative depicts Harrison as a sincere seeker who acted out of genuine care for humanity and used his celebrity to be of service in the world. Fans of all generations will treasure this book for the inspiring portrayal it gives of their beloved “quiet” Beatle.

All Things Must Pass

The Life of George Harrison

Author: Marc Shapiro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6259

George Harrison was always known as the 'quiet Beatle' As part of the biggest band in pop history, he took a back seat to Paul McCartney and John Lennon, but his talent shone through in the composition of classic songs such as 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun'. In his solo career he occasionally threatened to eclipse both John and Paul on the world stage, and he joined forces with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff lynne to create the massively succsessful supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. However, the success of his professional life was often met by turmoil in his private life, and the loss of first wife Patti to best friend Eric Clapton, the traumatic attempt on his life by a knife wielding intruder and his final struggle against cancer meant that George Harrison's life was nothing if not dramatic. Bestselling author Marc Shapiro has exclusively interviewed friends and former colleagues of the enigmatic guitar legend. This revealing biography reaffirms Harrison's importance as an innovative and hugely talented musician and shows that, as a member of the most important band ever, as well as in his multi-faceted career after the Beatles, George Harrison was no ordinary man.

George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door

Author: Graeme Thomson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857128582

Category: Music

Page: 372

View: 2502

Behind The Locked Door is Graeme Thomson’s rich, insightful account of George Harrison’s extraordinary life and career. This Omnibus Enhanced digital edition includes Spotify sections, detailing Harrison’s early influences, his contributions within The Beatles and the best of his solo career. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline leads you through a collage of music, videos and images, displaying live performances, interviews, memorabilia and more. As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success, from schoolboy to global superstar. "Beatlemania" offered remarkable experiences and opportunities, and yet dissatisfaction still gnawed within. His life became a quest for meaning and truth which travelled far beyond the parameters of his former band and his former self. This elegant, in-depth biography tracks these changes and conflicts, marking the struggle of walking a spiritual path lined with temptation. Drawing on scores of interviews with close friends and collaborators, rigorous research and critical insight, Behind The Locked Door is a fascinating account of an often misunderstood man. As well as an intimate character study, it offers a full analysis of Harrison’s music, from his earliest songs for the Beatles to his landmark solo album All Things Must Pass, his work with The Traveling Wilburys and the posthumous Brainwashed. Behind The Locked Door provides the definitive account of a compelling, contradictory and enlightening life.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The Music of George Harrison

Author: Simon Leng

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423406099

Category: Music

Page: 342

View: 3487

Kronologisk gennemgang af George Harrisons sange med hovedvægt på tiden efter 1968

Diary of a Northwest Cop

Author: Ron Coffman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524644919

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1161

This book is a compelling collection of a fictional cops reminiscences, which really captures the essence of what it was like to be a police officer in a small northwest town, spanning a fascinating period of time . . . from back in the 1960s (when they still used typewriters and carbon copies of reports), through the 1970s and early 1980s (computers and, horror of horrors, women officers). The authors voice, sometimes down-and-dirty, other times tinged with appealingly macho humor, rings completely true as he tells the tale of Ron OShea.

Stompin' at the Grand Terrace

A Jazz Memoir in Verse

Author: Philip S. Bryant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979650918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 135

View: 3202

In a celebration of family, history, culture and Chicago's South Side-as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of two lifelong friends who share an abiding love of America's great art form jazz-award-winning writer Philip S. Bryant presents a remarkable new collection of poems and prose pieces. A brilliantly conceived memoir in verse, Stompin' at The Grand Terrace arcs, spins, dances and whirls across 'an infinite universe' of music that helped define a country, an era and the author's life. Bryant beautifully captures the past in imagery taut, colorful and enduring, while describing the sound, motion and power of music as it mixes with memory. In the great tradition of jazz poetry, Stompin' at The Grand Terrace fuses the two art forms into something new, personal and transcendent.An accompanying CD features more than a dozen original compositions-inspired by Bryant's poems-by renowned jazz pianist Carolyn Wilkins. As lifelong Chicago friends, Phil and Carolyn perform a Stompin' suite: he reads, she plays-a cross-country collaboration over time and place.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Author: Olivia Harrison

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419702204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 9059

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.

Poughkeepsie - Extended Edition

Author: Debra Anastasia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1623422345

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

View: 1100

Immerse yourself in the world of Debra Anastasia’s Poughkeepsie. Experience this bestselling novel for the first time…again as you break all the rules about books with Omnific Publishing and Debra Anastasia. In this extended edition of the novel, you’ll delve deeper into the world of Poughkeepsie through nearly 50,000 words of added scenes (more love, more drama, more romance!) and informative insights into how this marvelous story and its characters came to be.

George Harrison

Soul Man

Author: John Blaney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995515420

Category:

Page: 376

View: 1777

George Harrison: Soul Man Vol. 2 is the companion to Vol. 1 published in February 2016. George Harrison: Soul Man Vol. 2 is an in-depth illustrated critical review of a remarkable musician, songwriter, producer and star. It maps his career from 1981 to the release in 2002 of his posthumous 'Brainwashed' album and subsequent compilation albums. It places his songs in their historical, cultural and, crucially, spiritual context and maps his stylistic developments. It traces his creative highs and lows and reveals the stories behind the songs of one of modern music's giants. Packed with information for collectors, George Harrison: Soul Man Vol. 2 includes release dates, catalogue numbers, information about recording personnel, recording studios and UK and US label variations. It's packed with hundreds of colour illustrations including, album sleeves, picture sleeves, promotional records, trade advertisements and more.

John

Author: Cynthia Lennon

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1444717278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4876

Cynthia and John Lennon's relationship spanned ten crucial years of the Beatles phenomenon. But as well as new insight into the Beatles years, Cynthia has a compelling personal story of marriage, motherhood and the man who was to become the most idolised and admired of all the Beatles. Cynthia is candid about the cruel and the loving sides of John. She tells of the end of their marriage and the beginning of his relationship with Yoko Ono in more detail than ever before, and reveals the many difficulties estrangement from John - and then his death - brought for herself and Julian. Cynthia is a remarkable survivor and this is her extraordinary story and unique insight into a man loved and idolised all over the world.

The George Harrison Encyclopedia

Author: Bill Harry

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: 9780753508220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 397

View: 4334

A comprehensive voyage through the life, loves, career, songs, records, concerts and achievements of the late George Harrison. From his working-class upbringing in Liverpool to his emergence as the 'quiet Beatle' and his development as a student of Indian music and philosophy, this encylopedia follows his inspiring life: the legendary, groundbreaking 'Concert For Bangla Desh', the composition of classic songs such as 'Something' and 'My Sweet Lord' ; becoming the first ex-Beatle to top both the album and singles charts; his role as a champion of the British film industry with his unique HandMade films; the creation of the supergroup the Travelling Wilbury's and his years as a simple gardener on his beautiful Henley estate, Friar Park. Harrison's life was not without drama, and his efforts to establish himself as a songwriter against the powerful duo of Lennon & McCartney, the loss of his first wife, Patti to his best friend , Eric Clapton, his flirtation with drugs, his struggle against a knife-wielding intruder and his courageous battle against cancer are also detailed.

LIFE Remembering George Harrison

10 Years Later

Author: The Editors of LIFE

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 9781603202435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 777

From the editors who have previously brought forth bestselling illustrated biographies on the Beatles as a group and John Lennon in particular, now comes Remembering George Harrison: 10 Years Later. He was the quiet Beatle only in that he was standing alongside two louder-than-life characters and in front of a guy playing drums. He held many strong opinions — on Beatlemania, on global want, on his right to privacy, on his God — and gave firm voice to most of them. But George Harrison was certainly the most reluctant Beatle, wanting out almost as soon as he was in. He often said that his luckiest break was joining the band and his second luckiest was leaving it. The standard line is that George Harrison was an enigma, but perhaps he was transparent: a terrific guitarist, a fine songwriter, a wonderer, a seeker and, overriding all, a celebrity who hated and feared celebrity. George Harrison died at a friend's home in Los Angeles ten years ago, in late 2001, at age 58, losing his last battle with cancer. He was beloved, and had been for a long time. He had thrived in the aftermath of the band's breakup, becoming a recording artist on the level of his former mates McCartney and Lennon. He became as well the Happy Mystic, leading his legion of fans — of followers — toward a more meaningful way of living. As would be expected from LIFE, it is all here in pictures — the Hamburg days, the Cavern Club, the craze that was Beatlemania, the fun movies, the psychedelic period, the solo years (replete with Harrison's reaction to Lennon's death, and the subsequent attack on him and his wife at his English estate). The photographers who knew George and the Beatles best — Astrid Kirchherr in Hamburg; Terence Spencer in the UK; Harry Benson in London, Paris and the U.S.; Bob Whitaker as the band's official photographer during the halcyon years; LIFE's John Loengard and Bill Eppridge throughout it all-are all here, as they were in our book on Lennon. This is an intimate look back, with many visual surprises. The narrative is largely written by (and the book is edited by) LIFE managing editor Robert Sullivan, who wrote TIME magazine's cover story on George's passing 10 years ago. One of the many marvels of the Beatles was that, although they all emerged from working-class Liverpool backgrounds, they were such distinct and fiercely individualistic personalities. None more so than George Harrison, who started well in the shadows and came to stand for something very large, and beautiful. This is his book.

Wonderful Tonight

George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me

Author: Pattie Boyd,Penny Junor

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307450227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1534

An iconic figure of the 1960s and ’70s, Pattie Boyd breaks a forty-year silence in Wonderful Tonight, and tells the story of how she found herself bound to two of the most addictive, promiscuous musical geniuses of the twentieth century and became the most famous muse in the history of rock and roll. She met the Beatles in 1964 when she was cast as a schoolgirl in A Hard Day’s Night. Ten days later a smitten George Harrison proposed. For twenty-year-old Pattie Boyd, it was the beginning of an unimaginably rich and complex life as she was welcomed into the Beatles inner circle—a circle that included Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Jeff Beck, and a veritable who’s who of rock musicians. She describes the dynamics of the group, the friendships, the tensions, the musicmaking, and the weird and wonderful memories she has of Paul and Linda, Cynthia and John, Ringo and Maureen, and especially the years with her husband, George. It was a sweet, turbulent life, but one that would take an unexpected turn, starting with a simple note that began “dearest l.” I read it quickly and assumed that it was from some weirdo; I did get fan mail from time to time.... I thought no more about it until that evening when the phone rang. It was Eric [Clapton]. “Did you get my letter?”... And then the penny dropped. “Was that from you?” I said....It was the most passionate letter anyone had ever written me. For the first time Pattie Boyd, former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, a high-profile model whose face epitomized the swinging London scene of the 1960s, a woman who inspired Harrison’s song “Something” and Clapton’s anthem “Layla,” has decided to write a book that is rich and raw, funny and heartbreaking—and totally honest and open and breathtaking. Here is the truth, here is what happened, here is the story you’ve been waiting for. From the Hardcover edition.

The Traveling Wilburys

The Biography

Author: Nick Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980056174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 5719

A biography of the Traveling Wilburys, a rock supergroup formed by George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison.

Photograph

Author: Ringo Starr

Publisher: Genesis Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781905662333

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 6282

From behind the drums to behind the lens, inPhotograph Ringo Starr opens his archives to share memories of his childhood, The Beatles and beyond. Rare and unseen photographs taken by Ringo, with others reproduced from his family albums, are showcased here for fans of The Beatles and anyone passionate about modern music. Accompanied by Ringo’s original manuscript of over 15,000 words,Photograph gives unprecedented insight into the life of one of the world’s greatest musicians. From Pwllheli to Delhi, obscurity to superstardom, join Ringo on his travels in his photographic memoir.

Waiting for the Beatles

an Apple Scruff's story

Author: Carol Bedford

Publisher: Blandford

ISBN: 9780713714142

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 4582

Ringo

With a Little Help

Author: Michael Seth Starr

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 161713631X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 442

View: 1641

(Book). Ringo: With a Little Help is the first in-depth biography of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who kept the beat for an entire generation and who remains a rock icon over fifty years since the Beatles took the world by storm. With a Little Help traces the entire arc of Ringo's remarkable life and career, from his sickly childhood to his life as The World's Most Famous drummer to his triumphs, addictions, and emotional battles following the breakup of the Beatles as he comes to terms with his legacy. Born in 1940 as Richard Starkey in the Dingle, one of Liverpool's most gritty, rough-and-tumble neighborhoods, he rose from a hardscrabble childhood marked by serious illnesses, long hospital stays, and little schooling to emerge, against all odds, as a locally renowned drummer. Taking the stage name Ringo Starr, his big break with the Beatles rocketed him to the pinnacle of worldwide acclaim in a remarkably short time. He was the last member of the Beatles to join the group but also the most vulnerable, and his post-Beatles career was marked by chart-topping successes, a jet-setting life of excess and alcohol abuse, and, ultimately, his rebirth as one of rock's revered elder statesman.