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ROLLING STONE featured George Harrison on its cover three times for his post-Beatles work and eight times as a Beatle. He was also featured on the cover of a special commemorative issue, as well as on the magazine's regular edition, following his death from cancer at age fifty-eight, on November 29, 2001. Now, in a definitive tribute that features a new foreword by Olivia Harrison, the editors have drawn on their archives and hundreds of photographs, both the iconographic and the rarely seen, to celebrate the life and career of one of the most important musicians in rock & roll history.
Compiled by the editors of ROLLING STONE, Harrison chronicles the guitarist's life before, during and after the Beatles. Contributing editor Mikal Gilmore offers an expansive, thoughtful new essay, "The Mystery Inside George." ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award winner and ROLLING STONE senior editor David Fricke tells the stories behind Harrison's best-known songs, and offers a guide to twenty-five essential Harrison recordings. Harrison also features news stories and interviews with the guitarist from throughout ROLLING STONE's history — from his first Q&A with the magazine, in 1968, to his last, a 1987 interview with ROLLING STONE contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis.
Harrison also collects more than one hundred photographs — from intimate, never-before-seen family photos to iconic images of Harrison as a member of the world's most photographed band. The work of nine renowned photographers is featured in a stunning sixty-page gallery. Included among them are German photographers Max Scheler's and Jürgen Vollmer's early photos of the band's wild days in Hamburg. There is also the deeply personal work of Astrid Kirchherr, who shot the Beatles' earliest formal portraits in a Hamburg fairground and became a close friend of George's. P.J. Griffiths photographed the band for a newspaper article in 1963 on the Liverpool scene. David Hurn shot the filming of A Hard Day's Night and Help! Curt Gunther was one of the few photographers allowed to travel with the group during their 1964 North American tour. And Mark Seliger shot what became the definitive late-period portrait of Harrison for ROLLING STONE's twenty-fifth anniversary issue in 1992.
Posted January 25, 2003
The editor of The Rollingstones, Jason Fine, wrote the most wonderful touching story about a great man, George Harrison. I would recommend this book to everyone. Wether your a Beatle fan or a George Harrison fan, this book is filled with page after page of George's life as a Beatle, and afterwards. His talent was underestimated by the Beatles. But in this book you will see what a taleneted man he was. He had a gift for writing music and his guitar playing was, and is beyond words. This book tells so many things about his life that alot of the world never knew. The touching and dedicated words from Olivia Harrison are heartwarming. Throughout this book, there are stories from friends of his that share their wonderful stories, and some that got a chance to play music with him. It tells of the trying times with the Beatles and how he dealt with that. And afterwards, how he left the publlic's eye for a few years. But his great concerts he put together with his friends, and as he made his comeback into the music world is so facinating.Many great photographs and words from George himself, tells alot about him. And this book expresses so many areas of the "Quiet beatle" that are so cherrished in this book. This book is not just for the collector's but for the many fans and people that thought of him as a great and talented man that is sorely missed by the world. A must read book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.