George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Hardback

George Harrison: Living in the Material World Hardback

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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, Travelling Wilbury, and Formula One racing fan.

This book is filled with stories and reminiscences from Harrison's friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idol, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and many, many others.

Among its previously unpublished riches are photographs by Harrison himself beginning in the mid-1960s.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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 260 photographs
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9781419702204



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This lovely homage tells George Harrison’s life story through (mostly his own) photos and quotes. Through his early friendship with McCartney and Lennon and the band’s first years, then the difficulties of fame and subsequent life as an ex-Beatle, to spiritual searching and parenthood, the entries shed light on the not-so-public man, putting into perspective his philosophy as he lived it. A rewarding read for anyone with an interest in the Beatles, spirituality, or both.