“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.”George Harrison
George Harrison is renowned worldwide as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the legendary band, The Beatles, as well as for his own storied solo career and work with the unassuming yet undeniable super-band he founded in 1987 with pals Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, The Traveling Wilburys. Harrison’s treasured catalog features dozens upon dozens of enduring songs that span influence over multiple generations, including his Beatles hits “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes The Sun” and “Something”, which is one of Harrison’s most highly praised and covered songs, with Frank Sinatra calling it “the greatest love song of the past 50 years” after recording it himself.
Harrison’s post-Beatles releases include nine chart-topping solo albums from 1970 to 2002, including All Things Must Pass, his critically acclaimed 1970 triple album set that achieved number one status around the world and produced hit singles in “My Sweet Lord”, “What Is Life” and “Isn’t It A Pity”. Among Harrison’s subsequent hits were “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”, “Crackerbox Palace”, “Blow Away”, “When We Was Fab”, “All Those Years Ago” and The Traveling Wilburys’ “End Of The Line” and “Handle With Care”.
In addition to being one of very few of the royal class of twentieth century music icons, George Harrison is an original rock humanitarian. In 1971, Harrison envisioned and organized the first ever benefit concert that had global magnitude, The Concert For Bangladesh. Far ahead of its time and with a mission to raise international awareness and fund relief for East Pakistan refugees, the concert featured a supergroup that included Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and a host of other notable musicians who performed many of Harrison’s songs of the era and resulted in a bestselling album and feature film.