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

Sitter in 49 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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Harold Wilson with 'The Beatles'

by Central Press
vintage print, 19 March 1964
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The Beatles (Ringo Starr; John Lennon; George Harrison; Paul McCartney)

by Robert Whitaker
modern bromide fibre print from digital file, 1965
NPG x128568

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George Harrison

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

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The Beatles with Richard Lester

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

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Robert Whitaker; George Harrison

by Robert Whitaker
bromide print, 20 May 1966
NPG x134880

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The Beatles with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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

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The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach

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

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George Harrison; Dhani Harrison

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

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George Harrison; Herbert Bolton

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 19 March 1929
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George Harrison

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 20 March 1929
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George Harrison

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
half-plate nitrate negative, 20 March 1929
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The Beatles (Pete Best; George Harrison; John Lennon; Paul McCartney)

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

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George Harrison

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

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John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Pete Best; George Harrison

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

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

by Les Chadwick, for Peter Kaye Photography
postcard print, September 1962
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
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The Beatles (Ringo Starr; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; John Lennon)

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

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