Cover image for Harrison
Publication Information:
New York : Simon and Schuster, [2002]

Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
"A Rolling Stone Press book"--T.p. verso.

Collection of articles on Harrison which have appeared in Rolling stone.
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Added Uniform Title:
Rolling stone (San Francisco, Calif.)
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ML420.H167 G46 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
ML420.H167 G46 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Biography
ML420.H167 G46 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Biography
ML420.H167 G46 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Biography

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Here, the editors of Rolling Stone magazine draw on their extensive archives to celebrate the life and career of one of the most talented, most respected and most admired musicians in rock 'n' roll. George Harrison's untimely death saddened millions of rock fans who fondly remember him as the Beatles' lead guitar player, and also recall his solo albums after the Fab Four's break-up. Always known as the 'quiet Beatle', Harrison's contributions to popular music will never be forgotten. This book features articles and interviews from more than three decades, as well as hundreds of photographs.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This handsome, oversize volume celebrates the life of George Harrison. He may have been known as the Quiet Beatle, but his accomplishments speak loudly. Singer, songwriter, movie mogul, accomplished musician, spiritual seeker--Harrison made his mark in many fields. The text is centered on interviews and features taken from Rolling Stone, but there are also new pieces. The introduction by Harrison's wife, Olivia, is particularly intimate and touching. Naturally, photos are a big part of the book. Although the matte format occasionally does not do justice to the pictures, for the most part, the grainy look seems quite suitable. Fans will appreciate having so much material in one place, including a discography as well as the stories behind the songs. A fitting tribute to a rock legend. Ilene Cooper.

Library Journal Review

George Harrison once half-jokingly referred to himself as an "economy-class Beatle." Many music fans and writers took that label to heart, recasting Harrison as little more than a serviceable sideman. Harrison's death last year has prompted a reevaluation of his contributions to his former band's artistry, as well as his often dismissed solo career. Rolling Stone magazine does its part with this tribute, which includes a lengthy biographical essay, reprints of Harrison interviews and articles dating from 1968 to 1987, an annotated discography, and eulogies by Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono, Elton John, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. The text was put together by some of the magazine's most accomplished writers, with Harrison's widow, Olivia, supplying the foreword. It is pleasing enough, but the book really triumphs with its wealth of stunning, career-spanning photographs many of which have seldom or never been seen. Occasionally, the writers unnecessarily revise history in Harrison's favor. Also, the haste in preparing the book is evident in incorrect photo captions, some amateurish misspellings, and the perpetuation of debunked myths. On the flip side, there are many insightful and moving moments, and ultimately the book succeeds in giving Harrison just recognition for his innovations and unswerving artistic integrity. Recommended for most popular music collections; libraries may also want to check out Marc Shapiro's Behind Sad Eyes: The Life of George Harrison, also released in May. Lloyd Jansen, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L., CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.