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Gary Wright autobiography to recall friendship, songwriting with George Harrison

Gary Wright's new autobiography will include details of his long friendship with George Harrison.
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Songwriter Gary Wright will recount his memories of his friendship with George Harrison in a new autobiography, “Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison,” to be published Oct. 2 in the U.S. by Tarcher Hardcover, it was announced Tuesday.

The book focuses on Wright's long friendship with George Harrison and his personal spiritual journey. According to the publisher, the 33-year-old Wright, who had had two chart-topping singles, still had questions about himself and his life. The book details how he formed the rock group Spooky Tooth and how his close friendship with Harrison began and developed over the years. As it blossomed, the two wrote together, pondered philosophical issues and journeyed together to India. The book will feature lyrics to a song they wrote together, “To Discover Yourself.” A deluxe e-book version will feature an audio recording of the song.

The book will include many never seen photographs of Wright and Harrison and chronicle their journey and the music they made together. Wright's book begins with his early childhood and his years as a child star on Broadway to his initial decision to become a psychiatrist. It includes his living in Germany while studying psychology in Berlin, the re-emergence of his musical career and his spiritual path that led him to meet Harrison. An excerpt of the book is on the publisher's website.

To coincide with the October book release, Wright will also be digitally reissuing two musical releases Oct. 7. Available that day will be a digital collection of all of Gary’s albums released during his time with Warner Bros. Records. Also coming is a 15-track greatest hits compilation that will include his songs “Dream Weaver”, “Love Is Alive” and “Made To Love You.”

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