Dienstag, 18. Oktober 2011: GEORGE HARRISON Buch (Paperback) REMEMBERING GEORGE HARRISON – 10 YEARS LATER
Herausgeber: Robert Sullivan. Verlag: Life Books, Des Moines, IA, USA. ISBN-10: 1603202439; ISBN-13: 978-1603202435.
Paperback; Hochformat 27,5 cm x 21,5 cm; 116 Seiten; 22 Farb- & 99 Schwarzweiß-Fotos; englischsprachig.
Inhalt: Remembering George; Joining John’s Band; Beatlemania; And In The End; Liberated.
Anlässlich des 10. Todestages bringt der Verlag der US-Zeitschrift “Life” dieses Buch heraus. Es ist in erster Linie ein “Fotoband mit viel Text”. Die meisten der Texte zu den Fotos beschreiben die Zeit, Situation und Stimmung. In einigen Fällen werden Monat und Jahr genannt, in sehr wenigen Fällen das genaue Datum des entsprechenden Ereignisses.
Nach der ausführlichen Einleitung “Remembering George” (19 Seiten) wird das Leben von HARRISON anhand von Fotos und den dazu notierten Texten chronologisch geschildert: Hamburger Tage, Cavern Club, Beatlemania, psychedelische Zeit, Beatles-Trennung, Solo-Jahre. Die meisten Fotos sind bekannt; zwischendurch gibt es einige, die man nicht zu kennen glaubt.
From the editors who have previously brought forth bestselling illustrated biographies on the Beatles as a group and John Lennon in particular, now comes REMEMBERING GEORGE HARRISON – 10 YEARS LATER.
He was the quiet Beatle only in that he was standing alongside two louder-than-life characters and in front of a guy playing drums. He held many strong opinions-on Beatlemania, on global want, on his right to privacy, on his God-and gave firm voice to most of them. But George Harrison was certainly the most reluctant Beatle, wanting out almost as soon as he was in. He often said that his luckiest break was joining the band and his second luckiest was leaving it. The standard line is that George Harrison was an enigma, but perhaps he was transparent: a terrific guitarist, a fine songwriter, a wonderer, a seeker and, overriding all, a celebrity who hated and feared celebrity.
George Harrison died at a friend’s home in Los Angeles ten years ago, in late 2001, at age 58, losing his last battle with cancer. He was beloved, and had been for a long time. He had thrived in the aftermath of the band’s breakup, becoming a recording artist on the level of his former mates McCartney and Lennon. He became as well the Happy Mystic, leading his legion of fans-of followers-toward a more meaningful way of living.