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25 Feb, 1943

George Harrison born in Liverpool, England

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tumblr_lq6i98cdoq1qadyfcGeorge Harrison is born in Liverpool, England to Harold Hargreaves Harrison and Louise Harrison. His father works as a bus conductor while his mother is a shop assistant. He has an elder sister and two elder brothers. He goes to Dovedale Primary School.

My earliest recollection is of sitting on a pot at the top of the stairs having a poop – shouting finished.

21 Apr, 1966

Taxman recording

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The band records Harrison’s song, Taxman, at Abbey Road’s Studio 2 from 2.30pm-12.50am. Martin produces, Emerick and Lush engineer. 11 takes are recorded. The last take features the count-in and vocals, and becomes the basic of the final version. Track one of the four-track tape features guitar, bass and drums; Harrison adds two lead vocal overdubs onto tracks two and three; and the fourth track has a lead guitar solo by McCartney, tambourine by Starr, and backing vocals by McCartney and Lennon, who sing “Anybody got a bit of money?” in falsetto, instead of the “Mr Wilson/Mr Heath” parts, which are added later. Harrison:

I was pleased to have Paul play that bit on Taxman. If you notice, he did like a little Indian bit on it for me.

29 Nov, 2001

George Harrison dies age 58

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Harrison dies age 58 from cancer, at a friend’s home in Los Angeles, with his wife, Olivia, and son, Dhani, by his side. were with him. Family statement:

He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends. He often said, `Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait,’ and `love one another.’

14 Apr, 2009

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Harrison is honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame under the category of Recording. Special guests include Sheryl Crow, Eric Idle, and Tom Hanks. There to accept the award on his behalf is his wife Olivia:

He was a beautiful, mystical man living in a material world

George Harrison Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame