14 December 2012
So I picked up guitar a few months ago as part of a personal project I have to do for school (Which is going very well, by the way), and I decided George Harrison would drive my project. Anyways, I want to find out more about him than what is on wikipedia, and I want to know what everyone thinks is the best biography about him. It needs to talk about how he learned guitar and about personal things (I need to make personal connections). Thanks in advance!
6 December 2012
Well, I haven't read it, but George wrote an autobiography called I Me Mine. This is probably your best bet for personal things.
EDIT: I read a review, but it was written by some random person, so I don't know if it's 100% correct. According to the review, most of the written part is about George's childhood, hardly any of it is about his time as a Beatle, and most of the book is pictures and song lyrics. I don't know if this is true; again, I didn't read the book.
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14 December 2012
Thanks, I was looking at it. Looks like I'll pick it up, seeing as that it has all the personal stuff I need
3 May 2012
I've read the book. If what you're looking for is info about the Beatle days then it's not the right one for you. He talks mostly about his other hobbies (gardening, F1 etc.). Have you watched Living In The Material World? There's a lot of info on there, very well-constructed documentary, oh and there's a book to go with it too tho I haven't read it.
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12 November 2012
I read the Living in the Material World book, and there isn't much of a difference from the movie. I like the book because of the pictures, and my favorite part of the movie is when George is watching the Beatles sing "This Boy" many years later. If you're still looking for books, I would suggest Harrison by the editors of Rolling Stone (It was released in 2002).
5 November 2011
I have never read a George Harrison biography. the Living In The Material World book isn't much of a biography, it's more the kind of book you get just to look at the pictures and maybe occasionally read a few pages. I think The Beatles Anthology is the way to go. It has a few pages (it's a big book) of George's childhood, and the book is all quotes, which is pretty cool. When I do something on The Beatles in school, I always use The Beatles Anthology for quotes because it's so easy to find them.
16 February 2011
Yeah well anyway whichever book is the best, it's not the one he wrote. Really, most of the book just consists of his handwritten lyrics and a few words to say about them; almost nothing personal is mentioned in the book. And why Dhani isn't even mentioned in the book, I have no idea. But John shouldn't have felt bad about not really being mentioned in the book; George doesn't really single anyone out except for Ravi Shankar ( which comes as no surprise to anyone)
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