George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door – Graeme Thomson

As a Beatle, Harrison underwent a bewilderingly compressed early adulthood, buffeted by unprecedented levels of fame and success.After Beatlemania left him unsettled and unfulfilled his became a quest for deeper meaning which traveled far beyond the parameters of his former band and indeed music itself.

This elegant, in-depth biography tracks him assiduously through his many changes and conflicts, from schoolboy guitarist to global superstar, God seeker to independent film-maker, Formula One enthusiast to UNICEF Fundraiser, and marks the perennial struggle of a man attempting to walk a spiritual path lined with temptation. Drawing on scores of new interviews with close friends and collaborators, rigorous research and critical insight, George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door is the ultimate account of the motives and varied achievements of an often misunderstood man. It is also an intimate character study, beautifully illustrating the eternal yin and tang of Harrison’s nature; the definitive account of a compelling, contradictory life.

Now in paperback.

“A magisterial biography.” Chicago Tribune

GRAEME THOMSON is one of Britain s leading music writers. He is the author of critically acclaimed and definitive biographies of Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kate Bush.