Personalities | George Harrison | Seventies | Rock

(Guitar, vocals, 1943–2001)

Harrison initially became the most successful solo Beatle with the blockbuster triple album All Things Must Pass (1971) and the transatlantic chart topper ‘My Sweet Lord’. George diverted himself into raising funds for the disaster in Bangladesh with an all-star charity gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden in August 1971. The event was commemorated in the triple live set Concert For Bangladesh (1971). He resumed his recording career with 1972’s Living In The Material World. Dark Horse (1974), Extra Texture (1975) and Thirty-Three And A Third (1976) suffered from diminishing results and he took a sabbatical after 1982’s poorly received Gone Troppo.

Harrison bounced back with Cloud Nine (1987) and the smash hit ‘Got My Mind Set On You’. Soon afterwards, he founded the all-star outfit Traveling Wilburys. His last solo studio album would be Brainwashed (2002), released a year after his death from cancer in 2001.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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