The Quiet Beatle.

``I'm a dark horse, running on a dark race course.''

Message from the maintainer:

Currently, The Best of George Harrison, The Best of Dark Horse, and George Harrison Live in Japan are the only album links not working. Also, I have added a lot more lyrics to the list of lyrics. There is a catch, however. The album and song/lyric documents are generated via a cgi script. The script is nearly complete, pending the addition of text for album reviews. However, where as these scripts are quite functional on my pc, the public mirror you are probably reading will not be able to access these html generation programs. This is because the web provider for my public mirror is quite wary of its users programs for reasons of security. The only way around this is to try to connect to my PC directly via its dynamic IP address (see my mirror description for information on how to do this.), or simply be patient until I can find a more benevolent web provider on which I may run my scripts. And bugger it all, they're really spiffy too!! In the mean time, click here for a copy of this page with completely functional data links.

Jeffrey C. Jacobs

Table of Contents

oWho is George Harrison? oWhat kind of music does George Harrison play? oThe Beatles Years oThe Krishna Years oThe Python Years oThe Wilbury Years oIndex of assorted lyrics oIndex of assorted riffs oWhere can I get more information? oOn The Beatles oOn The Traveling Wilburys oOn The Way

Who is George Harrison?

On February 25, 1943, there was born unto this Earthly plane a musician like the world had never seen before, nor would since. Young George Harrison was a keen child, and he greatly admired two older boys who had formed a group called The Quarrymen. After months of pestering, and with a little influence from the free use of his house for practice, George picked up his guitar and began a journey down the long road of destiny that would bring him from his little house in Liverpool to the four corners of the Earth and back again.

Now dear Spike Wilbury lives in solitude. He hasn't given a public concert in 4 years, and hasn't written in 6. If ever anyone has George's ear, tell him his fans miss him; need him. Bring back the Truffle Shuffle.

What kind of music does George Harrison Play?

The short answer is pretty much everything, but in fact I like to split up George's career into 4 phases:

  1. The Beatles Years
  2. This is the period in George's career from its early beginnings until the break up of the Beatles in 1970. It does not however include his two solo albums of the late 60's just as a matter of personal preference.

    Click here for more information about the 1976 compilation album The Best of George Harrison.

  3. The Krishna Years
  4. This begins with the soundtrack album Wonderwall through to Dark Horse, and is hallmarked by eastern musical influence and slightly preachy but delightful pieces.

    Click here for more information about the 1968 soundtrack album Wonderwall Music.

    Click here for more information about the 1969 album Electronic Sounds.

    Click here for more information about the 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass.

    Click here for more information about the 1971 charity album The Concert for Bangla Desh.

    Click here for more information about the 1973 album Living in the Material World.

    Click here for more information about the 1974 album Dark Horse.

  5. The Python Years
  6. The album Extra Texture: Read All About It marked a turning point in George's career. It was his last album released under the Apple label, and marked the dawn of his move to Warner Brothers' Music. It was during this period that George had befriended Neil Innes and Eric Idle of Monty Python fame, who both greatly influenced his music over then following decade. This also marked the beginning of George's career in executive production of films.

    Click here for more information about the 1975 album Extra Texture: Read All About It.

    Click here for more information about the 1976 album Thirty-Three & 1/3.

    Click here for more information about the 1979 album George Harrison.

    Click here for more information about the 1981 album Somewhere in England.

    Click here for more information about the 1983 album Gone Troppo.

  7. The Wilbury Years
  8. After a long break from music, apart from the occasional soundtrack album, in the mid 80's, George returned to music with Cloud 9, a complete change in musical style from his previous release in 1983. This period was heavily influenced by friends Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and the late Roy Orbison. These friendships led to the formation of the Traveling Wilburys in the late 1980's. However, with the passing of Roy Orbison, the group eventually dissolved. The last album ever released featuring George Harrison was his Live Concert in Japan album of 1991.

    Click here for more information about the 1987 album Cloud Nine.

    Click here for more information about the 1988 album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.

    Click here for more information about the 1990 album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.

    Click here for more information about the 1989 compilation album George Harrison: Best of Dark Horse.

    Click here for more information about the 1991 Live Concert in Japan.

Index of assorted lyrics

7 Deadly Sins
Art of Dying
Blood from a Clone
Cool Dry Place
Dark Horse
Dark Sweet Lady
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
Got My Mind Set on You
Here Comes the Sun
I Me Mine
If You Belonged to Me
Inside Out
My Sweet Lord
New Blue Moon
Not Guilty
Old Brown Shoe
Poor House
Poor Little Girl
Savoy Truffle
She's My Baby
Soft-Hearted Hana
The Devil's Been Busy
Where Were You Last Night?
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Wilbury Twist
You Took My Breath Away

Index of assorted riffs

Savoy Truffle

Where can I get more information?

Try the following resources for more information about the Beatles, the Traveling Wilburys, or other George Harrison related info:

On The Beatles

*Sam Choukri's John Lennon Page
Not only is the dearly departed former Beatle John Lennon one of the greatest song writers of our time, but also a poet, philosopher, and all around modern-day saint. If that weren't enough, Sam's web page is one of the finest I've ever seen. It's definitely worth visiting.

*Harald Gernhardt's Beatles-Page
Lots of great stuff here, especially on Beatles Bootlegs. Though perhaps too much emphasis on Macca, though I could be biased. :)

*Dave Haber's Internet Beatles Album
Great album info. Awesome Rutles collection. Gotta visit this place again.

*Alan Braverman's Beatles Page
Lots of great images and out takes. A definite must.

*Laura's Web Page
Lots of links to nice places to visit. I figure, anybody who's nice enough to put a link to my page in theirs deserves a link in mine. :)

*The Rock Around the World Web Page
An interesting page containing interviews with George and other Beatles, based on the U.S. radio program of the same name.

*The Ultimate Band List: The Beatles
Links to all kinds of good stuff.

The official Beatles newsgroup.

*The Official Home Page
The official web page of the official Beatles newsgroup, with over 100,000 words from Saki.

On The Traveling Wilburys

*Spy BBS's: Traveling Wilburys Lyrics Page
Traveling Wilburys lyrics in a format not quite as spiffy as mine.

*The Roy Orbison Web Page
The dearly departed Roy Orbison was an integral part of the Traveling Wilburys during the recording of their first album, and a great influence on both George Harrison and Tom Petty. No doubt part of the diminished success of the third volume of the Traveling Wilburys' albums relative to its first is due to his passing. He is greatly missed.

*The Ultimate Band List: The Traveling Wilburys
Not too much here, but Traveling Wilburys info is hard to come by after all.

On the way:

oAlbum and Song descriptions and reviews.
oComplete Lyrics.
oAssorted Musical Riffs.
oInformation on the man, George Harrison.
oA filmograpgh.
oMore links to Beatles and Traveling Wilburys home pages.

Back to the George Harrison & Tomorrow People Home Page

Jeffrey C. Jacobs, This page was last modified on Wednesday 24 May, 1995.