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Olivia Harrison Celebrates US Book Release

15 Nov 2022

Last Thursday at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, Olivia Harrison attended a book party in celebration of the release of Came the Lightening - Twenty Poems for George in the USA.
Attendees included Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner, Ray Cooper, Eric Idle, Jeff Lynne, T Bone Burnett, Steve Perry, Jennie Vee and The Doors' drummer John Densmore, who joined Olivia on percussion for the reading of one of her poems. The event was introduced and moderated by actor and comedian Fred Armisen. 
Came the Lightening sees Olivia reflect upon her life with George, examining the intimacy of the emotional bond in their relationship through a memorable series of poems. She delves into the phenomenon of losing a partner and the passage of time.   
Featuring an introduction written by Martin Scorsese, Came the Lightening also includes a selection of photographs and mementos curated by Olivia to accompany the twenty poems. Portraits of Olivia and George are included by photographers such as Henry Grossman and Mary McCartney. A drawing by Klaus Voormann and a portrait of George by Genesis's founder, Brian Roylance, also feature within the collection. To read more about Came The Lightening, click here.
Your Invitation: New York Book Launch
There are only a few days remaining to secure your ticket to see Olivia Harrison and Martin Scorsese speaking in New York about Came the Lightening this Sunday 20th November at The 92nd Street Y. Genesis has secured a special allocation of in-person and online tickets for our subscribers. Click here for full details.
Photography by Josh Giroux

Came the Lightening Twenty Poems for George

Came the Lightening

Olivia Harrison

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