Thursday, June 9, 2016

40 Rare and Incredible Vintage Snapshots of George Harrison From a Boy to a Teenager As You've Never Seen Before

George Harrison was lead guitarist of the Beatles as well as a singer-songwriter on many of their most memorable tracks.

Born on February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, England, George Harrison formed a band with schoolmates to play clubs around Liverpool and in Hamburg, Germany. The Beatles became the biggest rock band in the world, and Harrison's diverse musical interests took them in many directions. Post-Beatles, Harrison made acclaimed solo records and started a film production company. He died of cancer in November 2001.

Below is a gallery of 40 rare and incredible vintage photos of a young George Harrison from the 1940s through early 1960s as you've never seen before.

George and school friend Arthur Kelly, Liverpool, 1950s

George with his brother Peter, 1950s

George at Dovedale Infants/Junior School, Liverpool (George is in the back row, fifth from right), 1950s

George, late 1940s

Peter, Louise, George and Harry, late 1940s

Harry, George, brother Harry, Peter and sister Louise, North Wales, 1947

George aged two, being held by his sister Louise, with brothers Peter and Harry (far right of table), Liverpool, V.E. Day, 1945

George, age 8 in 1951, is front and center above, flanked by his parents, Harold and Louise. His brothers, Harold (left, age 17, better known as Harry) and Peter, are standing.

Self - portrait, c. 1960

George’s first passport, 1960s

Astrid’s photographs of George taken at ‘der Dom’ fairground. Hamburg, 1960

George, Beatles’ publicity shoot, Liverpool, 1962

The Beatles, the Cavern Club, 1962

George, the Cavern Club, 1963

George and John, collecting their Gibson 160E guitars, Rushworth’s Music House, 1962

George, Paul, and Ringo, Vi Caldwell’s house, Liverpool, 1961

George, Rory Storm, Ringo, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Byrne and friends, Vi Caldwell’s house, Liverpool, 1961

George and Paul, the Cashbah Club, February, 1961

George outside the Cavern Club, 1963

George and Roy Orbison backstage whilst on tour together, England, 1963

George backstage, Granada Cinema, East Ham, London, 1963

George during The Beatles' first official recording session, EMI, Abbey Road, 1962

The Beatles duriing their first official recording session, EMI, Abbey Road, 1962

The Beatles with Little Richard, the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Liverpool, 1962

George with his guitars at the Top Ten Club, Hamburg, 1961

Paul, John and George on the top of the Top Ten Club, Hamburg, 1961, from George’s camera

Paul, John and George on the top of the Top Ten Club, Hamburg, 1961, from George’s camera

George in his bedroom at Upton Green, Liverpool, 1960, from George's camera

George in The Beatles’ living quarters behind the Bambi Kino, Hamburg, 1960, from George’s camera

George in The Beatles’ living quarters behind the Bambi Kino, Hamburg, 1960, from George’s camera

The Beatles, the Star Club, Hamburg, 1962

John and George on stage at the Indra, Hamburg, 1960

George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, stand outside McCartney's home January 1, 1960 in Liverpool, England

George performing at a wedding reception, 1958

Stuart Sutcliffe and George onstage with the Beatles at a club in Hamburg

George performing live onstage, playing Gretsch 6128 Duo Jet guitar, Cavern Club, January 01, 1962

The Beatles at the Cavern Club in November 1961, before Ringo, with Pete Best as drummer

The Beatles played at the Cavern Club, 1962

On the roof of Washington Hotel, 1963

The Beatles appeared five times on the BBC Light Programme's radio show Here We Go (initially known as Teenager's Turn - Here We Go). This was the final occasion, 1963.

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