George Harrison Biography

George Harrison Biography

Born: 25 / 02 / 1943
Birth Place: Liverpool, England
Family: Harold (father), Louise (mother), Olivia (wife)

Although George Harrison was never known for being a strong singer, his vocals were distinctive and following the break up of the band in 1970 Harrison released his first solo single called All Things Must Pass.

The single was known for being the first solo recording by any of The Beatles to top the charts following their break up.

Following on from this George Harrison played the first major rock charity event at Madison Square Garden in 1971 to help raise money for aid in Bangladesh.

Harrison released another album soon after this named Living in the Material World which sold brilliantly and was popular across the nation.  During the 1980’s George released another album called Somewhere in England and also started a successful movie producing career.

In 1987, George Harrison made a return to the music industry and topped the charts with his album Cloud Nine.  In 1988, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison formed the the band Traveling Wilburys, who released two very successful albums.

In 1997 Harrison was diagnosed with cancer and had throat surgery. He considered his cancer to be caused by his 30 years of smoking so he give it up in 1998.  However, throughout the years 2000 and 2001 Harrison was treated for his cancer in various countries until November 29th 2001. George Harrison died of cancer at a friend’s home at the age of 58.