George Harrison Autograph for sale
The Beatles / George Harrison Autograph Christmas card; signed also by wife Olivia & son Dhani circa the mid-1980s, folds out to 7”x 11”. Signed in gold marker pen by the 3.
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. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in India; in a private ceremony according to Hindu tradition. He left an estate of almost £100 million.
The Beatles are the best-selling band in history. Estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts. Sold more singles in the UK than any other act. According to the RIAA. The Beatles are also the best-selling music artists in the United States. With 178 million certified units. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful artists.