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George Harrison

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

Sitter in 51 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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George Harrison; Paul McCartney, by Linda McCartney - NPG x128733

George Harrison; Paul McCartney

by Linda McCartney
bromide fibre print, July 1969
NPG x128733

Ravi Shankar; George Harrison, by Clive Arrowsmith - NPG x199702

Ravi Shankar; George Harrison

by Clive Arrowsmith
Lambda print, 1974
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x199702

The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126137

The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach

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

George Harrison; Dhani Harrison, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126134

George Harrison; Dhani Harrison

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

George Harrison, by Richard Avedon - NPG D43289

George Harrison

by Richard Avedon
colour offset lithograph poster, 1967
NPG D43289

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

George Harrison

by Mike McCartney
bromide print, early 1960s
NPG x88781

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Pete Best; George Harrison

by Mike McCartney
bromide print, early 1960s
NPG x88785

Web image not currently available

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

published by Frank Music Co Ltd, after Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, published 1963
NPG D48340

Web image not currently available

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

published by Northern Songs Ltd, after Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, published 1963
NPG D48341

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