By Marc Shapiro
George Harrison was once continually referred to as the 'quiet Beatle' As a part of the most important band in pop heritage, he took a again seat to Paul McCartney and John Lennon, yet his expertise shone via within the composition of vintage songs resembling 'Something' and 'Here Comes The Sun'. In his solo occupation he sometimes threatened to eclipse either John and Paul at the international degree, and he joined forces with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff lynne to create the vastly succsessful supergroup the touring Wilburys.
However, the good fortune of his specialist existence was once usually met by way of turmoil in his inner most lifestyles, and the lack of first spouse Patti to ally Eric Clapton, the tense try out on his lifestyles via a knife wielding intruder and his ultimate fight opposed to melanoma intended that George Harrison's lifestyles was once not anything if no longer dramatic.
Bestselling writer Marc Shapiro has completely interviewed acquaintances and previous colleagues of the enigmatic guitar legend. This revealing biography reaffirms Harrison's value as an cutting edge and highly proficient musician and exhibits that, as a member of crucial band ever, in addition to in his multi-faceted profession after the Beatles, George Harrison was once no usual guy.
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All Things Must Pass: The Life of George Harrison by Marc Shapiro