George Harrison

George Harrison

Behind the Locked Door

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook, c2015.
ISBN: 9781468310658
1468310658
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 THO
Characteristics: xiv, 447 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm

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Radharc Apr 18, 2017

Super-solid biography of the most enigmatic of the Beatles. Chock full of great anecdotes and interviews.

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SFBookAddict
Oct 13, 2016

Well written and researched biography on the Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison. Be prepared to see George under a microscope and behind the scenes -- the good and the bad. At times, it was tough to read about George's flaws, drug use, and entitlement mentality. What I liked about this book is its honesty. Being a Beatle traumatized George and this book give you great insight into that. I was a kid when the Beatles ruled, so at times it was sad to read how their rise to fame made them all miserable when in my child's eyes they looked so happy go lucky. This books shows George was a complicated guy. He sought enlightenment and a better life yet like so many others fell into the drug scene. I highly recommend this book for all Beatles fans and those curious about George. It was particularly interesting to see how George picked up the pieces and made a new life after the Beatles broke up. I love George differently now having read the book. I certainly sympathize more with him. It was very captivating in the beginning but bogged down towards the end. Still, it's a worthwhile read.

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shelleyfisher
Dec 08, 2015

If interested in George's life, this book is full of interesting information!

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asgilbertmax
Nov 04, 2015

I need to re-read it. I felt it didn't flow as expected.

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