Behind Sad Eyes: The Life of George Harrison

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Macmillan, Jan 2, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages

Shrouded in a sea of mystery, the elusive George Harrison has long been the most private and enigmatic member of the Beatles. From his hard knock childhood in Liverpool to his ascendance into rock infamy, George Harrison's life has been a torpid ride filled with legendary success and heart crushing defeat.

New York Times bestselling author Marc Shapiro sheds new light on this paradoxical rocker, whose reputation for unusual religious practices and drug abuse often rivaled his musical notoriety.

A man whose desire was to be free rather than be famous, Harrison's battle against conformity lead him to music making, a soulful and creative expression that would be his ticket to success and the bane of his existence. Behind Sad Eyes is the compelling account of a man who gave the Beatles their lyrical playing style and brought solace to a generation during turbulent times.


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Timely biography of the recently deceased former Beatle.Shapiro (Carlos Santana, not reviewed, etc.) makes the case for George Harrison (1943-2001), the so-called "Quiet Beatle," as the most ... Read full review

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Introduction Behind Sad Eyes
Get Your Ass Out of Here
Life During Wartime
When He was Fab
Losing It in Hamburg
Phony Beatlemania
A Hard Days Night
Time Out
In Sickness and in Health
The Big Comeback
Baby Youre a Rich Man
Black Is Black
Who Am I?
The Last Days
George Harrison Discography

Georges Blues
All Thing Must Pass

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Marc Shapiro has written over a dozen worksof non-fiction, with books on popular bands including Carlos Santana: Back on Top, Creed: From Zero to Platinum and The Story of The Eagles: The Long Run. He is also a rock journalist who has written for The Los Angeles Free Press, Words and Music, Hit Parade, Bam Magazine, Rock and Soul, Word Up, Faces, Gig and Creem.

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