george harrison Essay

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George Harold Harrison, the youngest Beatle, was born February 25, 1943. He had two brothers, Harold Jr. and Peter, and a sister, Louise. His mother, Louise, was a housewife, and his father, Harold, was a bus driver.George's initial interest in the guitar came about slowly. His mother remembers that she started finding paper covered in drawings of guitars among his school things. So, she bought George an old second hang guitar from one of his class mates for three pounds. George tried to teach himself to play, but his progresswas slow. He sometimes stayed up all night playing until his fingers bled.
George attended Dovendale Primary School, two forms behind John Lennon, and then he attended Liverpool Institute, one form behind Paul
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I just wanted to be successful." That pretty much sums up George's outlook on the fame of the Beatles. Known as the "Quiet Beatle", the "Sad Beatle" and such, George was not happy with his lack of privacy as a Beatle. He acted up all the time, just so he wouldn't go insane.
George probably had the most normal life of the four Beatles. His mother remembers his childhood as him always wantng to help people, always giving away his money and such. George himself remembers his childhood as being in trouble most of the time, rebelling at school. Not as badly as John, but badly enough to be punished by being sat next to the smelly kid all the time in school. He got good grades, and was good at sports.
Every year, the day before his birthday, right up until his 13th birthday, George would develop tonsillitis. On the day before his 13th birthday, he woke up feeling perfectly healthy, but still demanded that his mother take him to the doctor. He was then put in the hospital with nephritis (an inflammation of the kidneys). He started playing the guitar that year, most likely copying his older brother Pete who had bought one. His first job was with his friends, at a dance, when the band that was supposed to perform had failed to show up. The only knew two songs, but they kept repeating them, and got payed the normal fee. His parents encouraged music for him, and
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