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George Harrison (1943-2001), Musician; member of The Beatles

Sitter in 48 portraits
Although the youngest and most understated member of The Beatles, George Harrison was a key part of the mix. He wrote two of The Beatles' most enduring songs, 'Something' and 'Here Comes the Sun' and introduced the band to Eastern spiritualism and Indian music. He was the first of the 'Fab Four' to enjoy a solo career with the number one hit 'My Sweet Lord'. In 1971 he launched the concept of pop philanthropy by staging a concert in New York to raise money for famine relief in Bangladesh. With his company Handmade Films he financed successful British films including 'Mona Lisa' and Monty Python's 'Life of Brian' .

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P1691

The Beatles (George Harrison; Stuart Sutcliffe; John Lennon)

by Astrid Kirchherr
gelatin silver print, 1960
NPG P1691

P1692

The Beatles (George Harrison; John Lennon)

by Astrid Kirchherr
gelatin silver print, 1962
NPG P1692

P150(19)

George Harrison

by Arnold Newman
colour dye transfer print, 1978
NPG P150(19)

P485

George Harrison

by Alistair Morrison
bromide print, 1988
NPG P485

x194205

Harold Wilson with 'The Beatlles'

by Central Press
vintage print, 19 March 1964
NPG x194205

x128575

George Harrison

by Harry Goodwin
resin print from original negative, 10 April 1965
NPG x128575

x137678

The Beatles with Richard Lester

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from an original negative, 12 April 1965
NPG x137678

x128616

The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

by Philip Townsend
bromide fibre print, 31 August 1967
NPG x128616

x126137

The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 27 April 1981
NPG x126137

x126134

George Harrison; Dhani Harrison

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1987
NPG x126134

P735

George Harrison

by Robert Whitaker
bromide print, 1966
NPG P735

x47624

George Harrison; Herbert Bolton

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 19 March 1929
NPG x47624

x47626

George Harrison

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 20 March 1929
NPG x47626

x47627

George Harrison

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 20 March 1929
NPG x47627

x88777

The Beatles (Pete Best; George Harrison; John Lennon; Paul McCartney)

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
NPG x88777

x88781

George Harrison

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
NPG x88781

x88785

John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Pete Best; George Harrison

by (Peter) Michael ('Mike') McCartney (McGear)
bromide print, early 1960s
NPG x88785

x128566

The Beatles (Ringo Starr; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; John Lennon)

by Fiona Adams
modern bromide fibre print from digital file, April 1963
NPG x128566

x128567

The Beatles (Ringo Starr; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; John Lennon)

by Fiona Adams
modern bromide fibre contact sheet from digital file, 1963
NPG x128567

x135759

Norman Parkinson photographing The Beatles with George Martin

by David Searle
modern matte bromide print, 12 September 1963
NPG x135759