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After World War II, most adults in England wanted calm and quiet. They wanted their children to go into practical careers that earned a decent living. So you can imagine what George Harrison‘s father, Harold Harrison, thought when his son started pursuing a music career instead of going into a good trade like his siblings. Thankfully, George was fortunate enough to prove his father wrong. Having a successful music career was possible. George Harrison’s parents initally supported his love of music At a young age, George developed a love for music. When he got back from school, he’d turn on…

Music was in George Harrison before he was even born. While pregnant with George, Louise Harrison would tune into the weekly broadcast called Radio India, hoping that Eastern music (which her son would eventually fall in love with) would bring “peace and calm” to her unborn son. Playing George music while in utero must have done something because he developed a deep love of music early on. The Harrison household always had tunes playing, and George started performing for his family at a young age. It’s one of George’s earliest memories. George Harrison’s earliest memory involves him performing for his…

When George Harrison didn’t like something, you knew about it. George loved many things, including spirituality, comedy, race cars, gardening, and, of course, music, but he did not like the press. He disliked the press almost as much as he disliked being a Beatle. George had many reasons to hate the press. However, he hated them the most because they misinterpreted him. George Harrison called the press ‘dummies’ The press made George an enigma, not him. He didn’t like the media for two reasons. They tread on his privacy, and they misinterpreted him. When he was in The Beatles, George…

George Harrison was always on the hunt for God. He listened to different music to get a “direct experience” and explored all types of religions. However, George didn’t just use music and spirituality to reach his maker. He connected to God through nature. The “quiet Beatle” was only ever quiet in his garden, which he treated like his temple. Everything was perfect in the garden, just like God is perfect. George Harrison “became a gardener” when he bought Friar Park George bought Friar Park, a Victorian neo-Gothic mansion in Henley-on-Thames, England, in 1970. The property was built in 1889 by…

Article Highlights: How George Harrison spent his time off His first house was an Australian bungalow Why the Beatle could never live in the Bahamas In 1965, The Beatles were at the top of the world; they were officially international superstars. George Harrison finally bought his own home and enjoyed what leisure time he had in it. In an interview he did for KRLA BEAT that year while filming The Beatles’ second film, Help!, he spoke about what his life was like at home back in London. How George Harrison liked to spend his time off In the Bahamas, David…

Why was George Harrison so enraged by John Lennon’s death? For the majority of his life, George Harrison was spiritual. When he met Ravi Shankar, he was introduced to “minority music” and Hinduism’s mysticism. George took what he had learnt with him everywhere he went, incorporating it into his music, his personal life, and all of his relationships. George needed that spirituality more than ever after John Lennon’s death in 1980 to help him understand the terrible circumstances. But his convictions couldn’t keep him from being enraged by John’s death for one reason in particular. George Harrison was enraged that…

George Harrison Admitted That These ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Songs Were ‘Just Average.’ George Harrison expressed his thoughts on numerous tracks from The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band during the 1980s. George stated that he enjoyed half of the album’s songs and despised the other half. He then went on to say how he felt about other well-known Beatles albums. These tracks from The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album appealed to George Harrison. Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly questioned George in a 1987 interview if it was easier to talk about The Beatles so long after the band had disbanded. George…

George Harrison and Paul McCartney might have been childhood friends, but their friendship wasn’t always a walk through Strawberry Fields. With as much peace and love as The Beatles seemed to exude in the 1960s, you’d think that they were all incredibly nice to one another. More often than not, The Beatles were vicious to one another, and many outsiders witnessed it, including George’s ex-wife, Pattie Boyd. George Harrison was constantly pushed to the back by Paul McCartney If anyone had a rough time being a Beatle, it was George. During The Beatles’ early days, George was pushed to the…

Before the rest of the band, George Harrison despised his time with The Beatles. George Harrison’s experience with The Beatles was not always enjoyable. Because he didn’t want to write songs at first, John Lennon and Paul McCartney took over. George eventually blossomed into a fantastic songwriter. However, John and Paul continued to push George to the back of the line, underestimating him and treating him like a second-class citizen. Paul was difficult to deal with and overbearing to George, while John was ready to replace George at any moment. During his time as a Beatle, though, Geroge was unconcerned…