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George Harrison

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Fully updated to include George's near-fatal stabbing by a crazed fan some 19 years after Lennon's death, and his recent battle with cancer, George Harrison remains the definitive study of this most reserved and genuine talent.
Paperback, Second Edition, 493 pages
Published August 15th 2001 by Sanctuary Publishing (first published June 1st 1998)
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Tobin Elliott
May 27, 2014 Tobin Elliott rated it it was ok
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Thank God there's only one more left. I don't think I could handle it if the Beatles had had five members. Clayson's snarky, poorly researched writing grates on the nerves. His use of the same phrasing in each of the books...as though he considered that no one would read all four (which, with the poor writing, theoretically is a possibility) just shows him as a lazy hack.

But where he really gets called into question is through his sloppy facts. As mentioned in my review of the John Lennon book,
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Andrew Doran
A worthwhile read if you have not read much about George's life before. I didn't warm to Clayson's style in that he comes across as quite judgemental and acerbic at times, however others may find this direct approach to be refreshing. The appendices felt a little out-of-place and there isn't anything about his death (contrary to the back cover). Other than that, it's pretty good.
Angela Joyce
Mar 17, 2009 Angela Joyce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the best of the quartet by Alan Clayson, and the longest. I may be wrong, but I think George was his favorite Beatle. Mine too-- tied with Ringo. And Olivia Harrison is simply wonderful. When she fought that guy who was trying to kill her husband, I cried!
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Alan Clayson (Dover, England, 1951) is of a late 1970s vintage of composer-entertainers that also embraces the likes of Wreckless Eric, Tom Robinson, Elvis Costello and John Otway. While he is still making regular concert appearances, he has become better known as an author of around thirty books - mostly musical biography. These include the best-sellers "Backbeat" (subject of a major film), The Y ...more
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