History Music / GeorgeHarrison

28th Jan '16 9:21:49 PM BURGINABC
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doesn't fit the trope as it can't be interpreted as about a girlfriend rather than religious
* GodIsLoveSongs: Several. "Long, Long, Long" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' and "My Sweet Lord" from ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'' are the most well known examples.
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* GodIsLoveSongs: Several. "Long, Long, Long" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' and "My Sweet Lord" from ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'' are is the most well known examples.example.
30th Dec '15 9:19:36 PM CassandraLeo
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Norwegian Wood was composed by Lennon. also, moving trivia stuff to trivia
* AuthorExistenceFailure: ''Brainwashed''.

* CreatorBreakdown: The record ''Dark Horse'', recorded not long after his wife Patti Boyd left him for his best friend Music/EricClapton.

* ExecutiveMeddling: His album ''Somewhere In England'' was delayed because the higher ups wanted another cover and some songs removed, so Harrison had to write new songs to fill the void. However, he made both a LampshadeHanging and a TakeThat against them in the song "''Blood from a Clone''". ** George was pressured by EMI to rush to finish ''Dark Horse'' in time for its scheduled release date and accompanying tour[[note]]which was disastrous enough to dissuade him from ever touring again, except on one tour with Music/EricClapton and his band that ended up being recorded and released on ''Live in Japan'', George's sole solo live album[[/note]], despite being stricken with laryngitis at the time (as well as throughout the tour), leading to its extremely scratchy, gritty vocals and the [[FanNickname nickname "Dark Hoarse"]] from the critics.

* ReclusiveArtist: George was never one for touring or performing concerts. There were two notable concerts, however, that he was involved in. One was ''The Concert for Bangladesh'', a charity [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin concert for the benefit of Bangladesh]] that he organised, and the other was a tour with Music/EricClapton and his band in 1992, out of which came the live album ''Live in Japan'' which ended up being George's last new album released during his life, with ''Brainwashed'' being posthumously released.

* WorldMusic: Harrison is well known for experimenting with traditional Indian music in his songs. All three Beatles songs with sitar music, "Norwegian Wood" (''Music/RubberSoul''), "Love You To" (''Music/{{Revolver}}''), "Within Without You" (''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'') were written by him. Music/RaviShankar taught him to play the instrument. Harrison's first solo album ''Music/WonderwallMusic'' is almost entirely full with Indian music.
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* WorldMusic: Harrison is well known for experimenting with traditional Indian music in his songs. All Two of the three Beatles songs with sitar music, "Norwegian Wood" (''Music/RubberSoul''), "Love You To" (''Music/{{Revolver}}''), (''Music/{{Revolver}}'') and "Within Without You" (''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'') were written by him.him ("Norwegian Wood" (''Music/RubberSoul''), composed by Music/JohnLennon, is the exception). "The Inner Light" (''Music/PastMasters''), another heavily Indian-influenced piece (though it does not contain any sitar), was also composed by Harrison. Music/RaviShankar taught him to play the instrument. Harrison's first solo album ''Music/WonderwallMusic'' is almost entirely full with of Indian music.
2nd Sep '15 5:55:43 PM Hossmeister
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He ended at #62 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''.
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He ended at #62 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''. ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons'', and Magazine/RollingStone recognizes him as the eleventh greatest guitarist of all time on their list of [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time]].
14th Jun '15 9:07:19 PM karstovich2
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Still, he finally got to fully stretch his wings post-breakup with his solo album, ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'', the biggest selling ex-Beatle solo album to date. In addition to his artistic rise, he also used music to do direct social good, most famous for creating the first rock benefit concert, ''Concert for Bangladesh'', to help that poverty stricken country recover from a devastating typhoon in the early 1970s. He also was a member of the late-1980s supergroup Music/TheTravelingWilburys.
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Still, he finally got to fully stretch his wings post-breakup with his solo album, ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'', the biggest selling ex-Beatle solo album to date. In addition to his artistic rise, he also used music to do direct social good, most famous for creating the first rock benefit concert, ''Concert ''The Concert for Bangladesh'', UsefulNotes/{{Bangladesh}}'', in 1971 to help that poverty stricken country recover country--which besides being poverty-stricken was not only still fighting for its independence from a devastating typhoon in Pakistan but also had to deal with the early 1970s.effects of a massive cyclone. He also was a member of the late-1980s supergroup Music/TheTravelingWilburys.
11th May '15 5:04:55 AM Patachou
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He ended at #62 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''.
28th Apr '15 10:32:26 PM Ezclee4050
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** A non-Beatles example: The Eric Idle-directed promo film for "Crackerbox Palace" has a brief cameo by the Pantomime Princess Margaret from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.
25th Apr '15 6:30:56 AM kchishol
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For instance, not only was Harrison great with the guitar, but he also introduced the band to new instruments like the sitar that gave the band whole new sounds to use. He endeavoured to write his own songs, but he found that his efforts weren't being taken seriously by John and Paul and he was relegated to one or two tracks on each album. However, he persisted and by the time of the band's final produced album, ''Music/AbbeyRoad'', he firmly proved that he was their equal with the classic songs, "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun." Still, he finally got to fully stretch his wings post-breakup with his solo album, ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'', the biggest selling ex-Beatle solo album to date. In addition to his artistic rise, he also used music to do direct social good, most famous for creating the first rock benefit concert, ''Concert for Bangladesh'', to help that poverty stricken country recover from a devastating typhoon in the early 1970s. He also was a member of the late-1980s supergroup Music/TheTravelingWilburys.
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For instance, not only was Harrison great with the guitar, but he also introduced the band to new instruments like the sitar that gave the band whole new sounds to use. He endeavoured to write his own songs, but he found that his efforts weren't being taken seriously by John and Paul and he was relegated to one or two tracks on each album. However, he persisted and by the time of the band's final produced album, ''Music/AbbeyRoad'', he firmly proved that he was their equal with the classic songs, "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun." " Still, he finally got to fully stretch his wings post-breakup with his solo album, ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'', the biggest selling ex-Beatle solo album to date. In addition to his artistic rise, he also used music to do direct social good, most famous for creating the first rock benefit concert, ''Concert for Bangladesh'', to help that poverty stricken country recover from a devastating typhoon in the early 1970s. He also was a member of the late-1980s supergroup Music/TheTravelingWilburys.
17th Apr '15 10:01:21 AM Patachou
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* WorldMusic: Harrison is well known for experimenting with traditional Indian music in his songs. All three Beatles songs with sitar music, "Norwegian Wood" (''Music/RubberSoul''), "Love You To" (''Music/{{Revolver}}''), "Within Without You" (''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'') were written by him. Music/RaviShankar taught him to play the instrument. Harrison's first solo album ''Music/WonderWallMusic'' is almost entirely full with Indian music.
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* WorldMusic: Harrison is well known for experimenting with traditional Indian music in his songs. All three Beatles songs with sitar music, "Norwegian Wood" (''Music/RubberSoul''), "Love You To" (''Music/{{Revolver}}''), "Within Without You" (''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'') were written by him. Music/RaviShankar taught him to play the instrument. Harrison's first solo album ''Music/WonderWallMusic'' ''Music/WonderwallMusic'' is almost entirely full with Indian music.
17th Apr '15 10:01:05 AM Patachou
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* 1968 - ''Wonderwall Music''
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* 1968 - ''Wonderwall Music'' ''Music/WonderwallMusic''

* BerserkButton: He really, really, really, ''really'' seemed to hate "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."
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* BerserkButton: He really, really, really, ''really'' seemed to hate [[Music/AbbeyRoad "Maxwell's Silver Hammer.""]], but wasn't the only one. John and Ringo hated it too, especially since Paul forced to do make them do so many takes.

* CoverVersion: Although his version of "Got My Mind Set on You" is considered the definitive version, it was originally written by Rudy Clark as a James Ray song. Additionally, George covered Music/BobDylan's "If Not for You" on ''All Things Must Pass''.
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* CoverVersion: Although his version of "Got My Mind Set on You" is considered the definitive version, it was originally written by Rudy Clark as a James Ray song. Additionally, George covered Music/BobDylan's "If Not for You" on ''All Things Must Pass''.''Music/AllThingsMustPass''.

* ForeignCultureFetish: His obsession with India.
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* ForeignCultureFetish: His obsession with interest for India.

* GallowsHumor: Harrison was making [[DeadpanSnarker snarky statements]] about his near-fatal stabbing about 24 hours after it happened. And according to his friend [[Creator/MontyPython Eric Idle]], as the bloodied Harrison was being taken away by [=EMTs=] in the immediate aftermath of the attack, he happened to catch sight of a groundskeeper he had hired only a week earlier. Reportedly George deadpanned, "So, how do you like the job so far?"
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* GallowsHumor: Harrison was making [[DeadpanSnarker snarky statements]] about his near-fatal stabbing about 24 hours after it happened. And according to his friend [[Creator/MontyPython Eric Idle]], Creator/EricIdle, as the bloodied Harrison was being taken away by [=EMTs=] in the immediate aftermath of the attack, he happened to catch sight of a groundskeeper he had hired only a week earlier. Reportedly George deadpanned, "So, how do you like the job so far?"

* GodIsLoveSong: Several.
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* GodIsLoveSong: Several.GodIsLoveSongs: Several. "Long, Long, Long" from ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' and "My Sweet Lord" from ''Music/AllThingsMustPass'' are the most well known examples.

* TheQuietOne
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* TheQuietOneTheQuietOne: George is the least well known Beatle among the general public due to him being very quiet and soft spoken during interviews, preferring to stay behind and occasionally make a funny wisecrack.

* SeparatedByTheWall: The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/Sapcor1_a.jpg cover]] to his album ''Wonderwall Music'' (note the hole in the wall). * SoloSideProject: "Wonderwall Music" and "Electronic Sound", both released while he still was a member of the Beatles.
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* SeparatedByTheWall: The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/Sapcor1_a.jpg cover]] cover to his album ''Wonderwall Music'' ''Music/WonderwallMusic'' (note the hole in the wall). * SoloSideProject: "Wonderwall Music" ''Music/WonderwallMusic'' and "Electronic Sound", both released while he still was a member of the Beatles.

** "Taxman" was quite the shot against the British tax system of the time.
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** "Taxman" from ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' was quite the shot against the British tax system of the time.

* UnclePennybags[=/=]PromotedFanboy: Financed ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' after the original producers got freaked out by the "religiously offensive" content and backed out. For no reason except that he was a massive Creator/MontyPython fanboy (and friend of them) and just wanted to see the movie. Eric Idle called it "the most expensive movie ticket ever purchased", at ''least'' $4 million.[[note]]Which is nearly ''twice'' what they charge at the average multiplex these days.[[/note]]
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* UnclePennybags[=/=]PromotedFanboy: Financed ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' after the original producers got freaked out by the "religiously offensive" content and backed out. For no reason except that he was a massive Creator/MontyPython fanboy (and friend of them) and just wanted to see the movie. Eric Idle Creator/EricIdle called it "the most expensive movie ticket ever purchased", at ''least'' $4 million.[[note]]Which is nearly ''twice'' what they charge at the average multiplex these days.[[/note]]

* WeUsedToBeFriends: George and Paul had been boyhood friends before The Beatles, but wound up probably being the most estranged pair of the group after the breakup.
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: George and Paul had been boyhood friends before The Beatles, but wound up probably being the most estranged pair of the group after the breakup. breakup. They did reconcile when George was terminally ill with cancer. * WorldMusic: Harrison is well known for experimenting with traditional Indian music in his songs. All three Beatles songs with sitar music, "Norwegian Wood" (''Music/RubberSoul''), "Love You To" (''Music/{{Revolver}}''), "Within Without You" (''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'') were written by him. Music/RaviShankar taught him to play the instrument. Harrison's first solo album ''Music/WonderWallMusic'' is almost entirely full with Indian music.
26th Feb '15 5:39:11 AM gallium
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!!GeorgeHarrison provides examples of:
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!!GeorgeHarrison !!George Harrison provides examples of:
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