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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

P735

George Harrison

by Robert Whitaker
bromide print, 1966
NPG P735

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