George Harrison’s personal owned and worn Ray Ban sunglasses
George Harrison’s personal owned and worn Ray Ban sunglasses. A pair of unique customised Ray Ban sunglasses in blue white and beige resin. Especially made for George Harrison during the 33 1/3 and Gone Troppo period. The Gone Troppo album artwork shows George wearing a white fedora with similar sunglasses. The style of these glasses led to the promotional sets that were produced as merchandising to accompany the 33 1/3 LP promotion. The lot is accompanied by proof artwork for Gone Troppo an album slick for ‘Somewhere in England’ and an unreleased 45 cover for ‘Extra Texture’. With a copy of an in-house Dark Horse records letter from 1979 authorising the removal of these and other items from the record company building.
George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer. Who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as “the quiet Beatle”, Harrison embraced Hindu mythology and helped broaden the horizons of his fellow Beatles. As well as their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. Although most of the Beatles’ songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Most Beatles albums from 1965 onwards contained at least two Harrison compositions. His songs for the group included “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something”, the last of which became the Beatles’ second-most covered song.
Harrison’s first marriage, to model Pattie Boyd in 1966, ended in divorce in 1977. The following year he married Olivia Harrison, with whom he had one son, Dhani. Harrison died in 2001, aged 58, from lung cancer.