George Harrison ‘Living In The Material World’ Exhibit To Open At Grammy Museum

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In addition to the Martin Scorsese-directed documentary on the life and career of George Harrison, the first ever exhibit solely on the former Beatle will be debuting at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles this October.

‘George Harrison: Living In The Material World’ will feature an in-depth look inside the personal life and career of one of the most influential musician/songwriters in history like you’ve never experienced before.

The month of October will be exceptionally full of special features surrounding the life and talented career of George Harrison. With a special two-part documentary premiering on HBO on October 5th and a book paired along with it, works from George Harrison: Living In The Material World will also debut in its own exhibit at the Grammy Museum on October 11th.

“I’m honored that Olivia Harrison has chosen to work with us to create George Harrison: Living in the Material World,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of The Grammy Museum. “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.”

The exhibit is to feature guitars used by Harrison through the Beatle years and solo career, handwritten lyrics, personal journals and sketches, stage outfits and photographs taken by himself.

“As a Beatles fan, working on this exhibit has been a fascinating journey for me personally,” said Santelli, who assumed the role of co-curator with Grammy Museum curator Tory Millimaki and Grammy Award-winning designer Masaki Koike. “I came to realize George Harrison was a more deeply complex musician than I previously knew, and a beautifully spiritual man whose interests touched not only songwriting and music, but also included photography, filmmaking and book publishing. Hopefully, the exhibit will bear this out, enabling other fans of George Harrison to see him and hear his music in a brand new light.”

The George Harrison: Living In The Material World exhibit opens at the Grammy Museum on October 11th and runs until February 12, 2012.

[Source: Music News]

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