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Dhani Harrison started his musical career relatively late, switching from the automotive industry to performing following the death of his father, George Harrison, in November 2001. Initially, Dhani served as the custodian of his dad's legacy, assisting family friend Jeff Lynne in the completion of George's posthumous 2002 album, Brainwashed, but he quickly formed thenewno2 with Oliver Hecks. Harrison continued to tour and record with thenewno2 into the 2010s, easing his way into scoring film and television. He finally released IN///PARALLEL, his first solo album, in 2017. Born on August 1, 1978, Dhani Harrison is the only son of Beatle George Harrison and Olivia Harrison. The couple raised Dhani at George's estate of Friar Park in Henley-on-Thames, where he grew up surrounded by music and cars. Upon completing his secondary education, Harrison enrolled at Brown University in the United States, studying industrial design. After earning a bachelor's degree, Harrison gained employment at McLaren Automotive as a designer. Harrison left McLaren after his dad's death in 2001. Completing Brainwashed -- George's first collection of new material in 15 years -- was Dhani's first major musical project. Its November 2002 release was accompanied by Concert for George, a tribute to the former Beatle that featured his two surviving bandmates, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston, Tom Petty, Ravi Shankar, and Dhani, who played acoustic guitar throughout the show. In 2006, he formed thenewno2 with Oliver Hecks, Nick Fyffe, and Paul Hicks. You Are Here, the band's full-length debut, arrived in 2008 and they worked steadily over the next few years, releasing thefearofmissingout in 2012. During this time, Harrison also worked as a film composer, collaborating with Paul Hicks on the 2013 film Beautiful Creatures, which was followed by 2014's Learning to Drive. The pair also created scores for the television series Good Girls Revolt and Outsiders. In October 2017, Harrison released his solo album debut, IN///PARALLEL. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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