Elms Lesters hosted the GEORGE HARRISON pop up book launch and exhibition ‘I Me Mine’ on behalf of Genesis Publications between 15th – 18th June 2017.
Attendees at the opening preview included Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Stella and Mary McCartney, Sharleen Spiteri, Jools Holland, Woody Harrelson, Noel Fielding, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Twiggy, Penelope Tree, Anoushka and Sukanya Shankar.
Visitors to the exhibition, which was previously staged at Shephard Fairey’s gallery in Los Angeles, had a rare opportunity to see reproductions of Harrison’s handwritten lyrics as well as personal photographs and commentary taken from the new book.
The closest to an autobiography of George Harrison that has been published, I ME MINE – The Extended Edition covers -for the first time- the full span of his life and work, with his handwritten lyrics to 141 songs, observations by Harrison himself and photographs from the family albums.
Originally published in 1980, The Extended Edition includes lyrics and photographs discovered recently by his wife Olivia, including a collection of lyrics found in a piano bench at Harrison’s home studio. One such song was ‘Hey Ringo’, thought to be from 1970/1971, and previously unseen – even by Ringo Starr himself, who first saw the lyrics for the first time at the recent Los Angeles exhibition.