George Harrison exhibit to debut at Grammy Museum
Monday 12 September 2011
Following the television premiere of Martin Scorsese's four-hour documentary
Living in the Material World on HBO, a major exhibition with the same name and focused on the life and career of former Beatle George Harrison will open at the Grammy Museum, October 11 and run through February 12, 2012.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World will offer an inside view of the 12-time Grammy winner's creative life through a collection of artifacts, photographs and footage.
The exhibit will feature dozens of items from the private collection of the Harrison Estate, including several guitars used by Harrison during his Beatles years and his solo career, handwritten lyrics, personal journals and sketches, stage outfits, and photographs shot by Harrison.
"We are particularly excited to celebrate Harrison's extraordinary musical legacy with the legions of fans who admire him, as well as to introduce him to a new generation of music lovers," said Bob Santelli, executive director of The GRAMMY Museum who has worked with Olivia Harrison, Harrison's widow, to mount the show.
The exhibition will explore over four decades in his career from The Beatles to his successful solo career, writing hit songs such as "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Here Comes the Sun," and the triple platinum album All Things Must Pass.
The show will also follow his study of the sitar with Indian musician, Ravi Shankar, and his legendary 'Concert for Bangladesh,' which raised money, awareness and has launched the popularity of benefit rock concerts. Also, the show will cover his involvement with the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys before he passed away in 2001.
The Grammy museum is located in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live.
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