George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door

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The definitive new biography of the most enigmatic Beatle

As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success. The notoriously shy performer mostly ceded the spotlight to his more flamboyant bandmates John, Paul, and Ringo, but after the band's breakup, Harrison charted a new path all his own. In this elegant, in-depth biography, renowned music journalist Graeme Thomson tracks Harrison assiduously through his many changes and conflicts, from schoolboy guitarist to global superstar, God-seeker to independent filmmaker, and marks the perennial struggle of a man attempting to walk a spiritual path lined with temptation.


Drawing on scores of new interviews with close friends and collaborators, rigorous research and critical insight,George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door is a fascinating account of the motives and varied achievements of an often misunderstood man.


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User Review  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

I picked up this book thinking, George Harrison, this should be interesting. It really wasn't much to me. And to top it off I had not even realized I had read his biography several years back and had ... Read full review

GEORGE HARRISON: Behind the Locked Door

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New biography of the youngest, gloomiest Beatle.It may come as news to some fans of the spiritually minded Harrison that, by Thomson's (Under the Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush, 2010, etc ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

GRAEME THOMSON is one of Britain's leading music writers. He is the author of critically acclaimed and definitive biographies of Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kate Bush. He has written forTime Out, MOJO, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone.

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