George Harrison

George Harrison

Living in the Material World

Book - 2011
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Drawing on George Harrison’s personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia, Olivia Harrison reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire. Here too is the record of Harrison’s lifelong commitment to Indian music, and his adventures as a movie producer, Traveling Wilbury, and Formula One racing fan. The book is filled with stories and reminiscences from Harrison’s friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and many, many others. Among its previously unpublished riches are photographs taken by Harrison himself beginning in the mid-1960s. It is a rich tribute to a man who died far too young, but who touched the lives of millions.

Praise for George Harrison: Living in the Material World:

“The ‘quiet’ Beatle’s widow draws on photos, letters, and memorabilia to evoke a living, breathing portrait of the man who sought a more spiritual life after experiencing the riches that came with fame. The book is tied to the HBO documentary directed by Martin Scorsese.” —USA Today

“George was the quiet Beatle, so it’s a real magical mystery tour to peer behind the scenes with this nearly four-hundred-page book.” —New York Post
“Seems well worth putting on your coffee table.” —Huffington Post 

“Fans of George Harrison, the quiet Beatle who died in 2001, will lap up George Harrison: Living in the Material World, by his second wife, Olivia.” —

“The four-hundred-page book is filled with reproductions of notes, letters, scribbled lyrics, and some never-before-seen photographs. How many Beatles fans are out there? And how many ‘liked George’? Quite a few, it may turn out: the book debuts at number 24 on our extended nonfiction bestseller list this week, in its first week on sale.”
 —Publishers Weekly

Baker & Taylor
A companion release to Martin Scorsese' documentary by the same name is a sumptuously photographed tribute to the late Beatles member that draws on his personal records to trace his guitar-obsessed youth through his years as an independent musician, in a volume that also features the reminiscences of such figures as Eric Clapton, Eric Idle and Paul McCartney.

& Taylor

A companion release to Martin Scorsese's documentary by the same name presents an illustrated tribute to the late Beatle that draws on his personal records to trace his guitar-obsessed youth through his years as an independent musician.

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2011
ISBN: 9781419702204
Branch Call Number: 92 H2474g 2011
Characteristics: 398 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Holborn, Mark 1949-


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Nov 27, 2012

Lots of interesting home photos of the Beatles. George's contribution to the Beatles was always under estimated. Interesting to read about his home life and bond with his sister.

debwalker Jan 02, 2012

Beautiful book, beautiful life. Fascinating photos of the very early days of the Beatles. Hadn't realized how much they were children of the Blitz. Liverpool was bombed like mad during WW2, and George and the boys grew up using bombsites as their neighbourhood playgrounds.


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