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Here, the editors of "Rolling Stone" magazine draw on their extensive archives to celebrate the life and career of one of the most talented, most respected and most admired musicians in rock 'n' roll. George Harrison's untimely death saddened millions of rock fans who fondly remember him as the Beatles' lead guitar player, and also recall his solo albums after the Fab Four's break-up. Always known as the 'quiet Beatle', Harrison's contributions to popular music will never be forgotten. This book features articles and interviews from more than three decades, as well as hundreds of photographs.

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George Harrison once half-jokingly referred to himself as an "economy-class Beatle." Many music fans and writers took that label to heart, recasting Harrison as little more than a serviceable sideman. Harrison's death last year has prompted a reevaluation of his contributions to his former band's artistry, as well as his often dismissed solo career. Rolling Stone magazine does its part with this tribute, which includes a lengthy biographical essay, reprints of Harrison interviews and articles dating from 1968 to 1987, an annotated discography, and eulogies by Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono, Elton John, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. The text was put together by some of the magazine's most accomplished writers, with Harrison's widow, Olivia, supplying the foreword. It is pleasing enough, but the book really triumphs with its wealth of stunning, career-spanning photographs many of which have seldom or never been seen. Occasionally, the writers unnecessarily revise history in Harrison's favor. Also, the haste in preparing the book is evident in incorrect photo captions, some amateurish misspellings, and the perpetuation of debunked myths. On the flip side, there are many insightful and moving moments, and ultimately the book succeeds in giving Harrison just recognition for his innovations and unswerving artistic integrity. Recommended for most popular music collections; libraries may also want to check out Marc Shapiro's Behind Sad Eyes: The Life of George Harrison, also released in May. Lloyd Jansen, Stockton-San Joaquin Cty. P.L., CA
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