Dark Horse: The Life and Art of George Harrison

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Da Capo Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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The least understood and most paradoxical of the Beatles, George Harrison has parried for more than twenty-five years any attempt to penetrate the public enigma that cloaks the private man—that is, until Dark Horse. In the mid–1980s Geoffrey Giuliano lived in the "often wonderfully unreal" world of Harrison and his friends, interviews with whom are the basis for much of this vivid and revealing portrait. Here are Harrison's Liverpool childhood, the forging of the Beatles, their unheralded ascendancy, and the bitter break-up; his turbulent solo career with its soaring successes and harrowing setbacks; his reincarnation as a Traveling Wilbury; his impact as a record and film producer; his oft-publicized and misjudged spiritual quest; and much more. This edition includes an additional chapter that discusses Harrison's life through the twenty-fifth-anniversary reunion of the surviving Beatles to record new tracks for their video and musical anthology, as well as updated appendices and rare, previously unpublished photos. The result is a comprehensive, illuminating look at George Harrison's musical career and inner life.
  

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Review: Dark Horse: The Life And Art Of George Harrison

User Review  - Lovely Rita - Goodreads

Some good anecdotes. And his perceptions of Paul were right on with the recent bio of Paul I read. Does a good job of revealing the good and bad sides of George, both of which seem kind of extreme ... Read full review

Review: Dark Horse: The Life And Art Of George Harrison

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

It's hard for me to rate biographies. On one had, I'm interested in George and didn't hate the subject of this book, but it was poorly written and whatnot. Read full review

Contents

Blue Moon Over Wavertree Childhood
2
Highway of Diamonds Early Musical Discovery
14
Securely in the JFK Position Worldwide Beatlemania
28
Two Hearts George and Pattie
58
Eye of the Needle Apple Acid and the End of the Beatles
67
Deep Pearl Rising A Spiritual Journey
86
Sir Frank of Paradise Road Finding a Home
118
Spot the Loony Flying Solo
126
Press Conference Los Angeles 1974
213
Selected Quotations Los Angeles 1976
218
Press Conference Los Angeles 1987
221
A Conversation Toronto 1988
225
A Diary of Events 19261996
232
George Harrison Solo Discography
258
Dark Horse Records American Releases
269
Hand Made Films
272

Enter the Frenchman Harrison Lost and Found
154
Deus Non Fortuna Forging a Life
174
Second Thoughts Harrison Beyond
190
George Harrisons Family Tree
212
A Note on Sources
274
Acknowledgements
278
Index
279
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Geoffrey Giuliano, one of the leading authorities on the Beatles, is the author of Dark Horse: The Life and Art of George ; Behind Blue Eyes: The Life of Pete Townsend; The Lost Beatles Interviews; The Lost John Lennon Interviews; and many other books on rock music and culture.

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