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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Photo of George Harrison on his 21st birthday to go under the hammer

A photograph of the late George Harrison celebrating his 21st birthday in Los Angeles is expected to attract worldwide attention. The 1964 color image of George, dressed in a blue shirt and grey trousers, opening a huge "key to the door" to celebrate the milestone, has a guide price starting at just 30 (about $44).

Source: Liverpool Echo
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Britt Daniel
Video: Britt Daniel covers I Me Mine at George Fest

In September 2014, George Fest honored George Harrison at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. On February 28, the live tribute will be be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, LP, and digital download. To celebrate, George Fest has unveiled a clip of Spoon's Britt Daniel covering the Beatles' Harrison-sung hit I Me Mine, from their 1970 album, Let It Be.

Related Articles  Source: Spin
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Video: Trailer for new animated film includes George Harrison cover

The new trailer for the upcoming Kubo and the Two Strings uses a cover of the Beatles' While My Guitar Gently Weeps to set the mood for Kubo's adventure. Featuring the voices of Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Rooney Mara and McConaughey, the film will be released later this year on August 19th.

Source: Bleeding Cool
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Video: Perry Farrell sings Here Comes the Sun at George Harrison tribute

The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles played host to a special tribute show to the late George Harrison in September, 2014. To be released on Blu-Ray on February 26, now another video has been released from the show, Here Comes the Sun led by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell along with Norah Jones, Wayne Coyne and others.

Related Articles  Source: Relix
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Rock photographers Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz to appear in Atlanta

Rock and roll photographers try to get as close to their subjects as possible, and few got as close as Pattie Boyd. Married to George Harrison from 1966 to 1977, she inspired his song "Something," and also inspired Eric Clapton to write "Layla" about her in 1970. Her photos of these two and others will be part of a live show in April in Atlanta.

Source: Access Atlanta
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Video: All-star performance from George Harrison tribute

George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison, a CD/DVD set documenting an all-star September 28th, 2014 concert honoring the late Beatle, will be released on February 26th. On Thursday, Harrison's official site shared video of that concert's rendition of the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care."

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney remembers David Bowie at show in Hollywood

Stella McCartney took over the famous Amoeba record store on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood last night to rock out, eat veggie pizza and admire Stella's new autumn collection, as songs by the recently deceased David Bowie filled the store. Dhani Harrison's band Thenewno2 performed, Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp also rocked out together on stage.

Related Articles  Source: The Telegraph, UK
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Concord's Bicycle Music signs global George Harrison publishing deal

One of the fastest-growing entities in the modern music business, the highly acquisitive Concord Bicycle Music, has scored another coup. They have entered into exclusive worldwide publishing agreements with the Estate of George Harrison. The deal includes the Harrisongs catalogue, as well as the works of Dhani Harrison.

Source: Music Business Worldwide
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Learning to Drive
Movie score by Dhani Harrison in contention for Oscar nom

The score for the movie "Learning to Drive," which was composed by thenewno2's Dhani Harrison, Beatle George Harrison's son, and Paul Hicks, is one of 112 scores from feature-length films released in 2015 in contention for nomination for a Best Original Score Academy Award nomination, the group announced on its Facebook page yesterday.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Monday, December 28, 2015
George Harrison's best slide solos are on John Lennon tracks

John Lennon's second solo album, Imagine, marks one of the only times Lennon recorded with George Harrison after the dissolution of the Beatles in 1970. Harrison's fretwork can be heard on several tracks, including "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier," "Gimme Some Truth" and "Oh My Love." He even plays a mean dobro on "Crippled Inside."

Source: Guitar World
George Harrison's sequel to While My Guitar Gently Weeps

"This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)" simultaneously recalled one of George Harrison's greatest moments with the Beatles, even as it bid that era a definitive goodbye. Released in December 1975, this would serve as the final single from Apple Records. It set the tone for Extra Texture, George Harrison's darkest, most downbeat record.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
George Harrison's Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth), a track off George Harrison's 1973 album Living in the Material World, represents the singer/songwriter at his best. Its memorable melody, excellent slide guitar work, and poignant lyrics deliver a message that resounds with all listeners, particularly during the turbulent world events of 2015.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, December 14, 2015
How George Harrison ended up on stage with Deep Purple

A lengthy friendship between Deep Purple and George Harrison turned into a raucous jam on Dec. 13, 1984 when Harrison joined them on stage at Sydney. A vacationing Harrison was introduced to Australian fans as "Arnold Grove from Liverpool." He and Deep Purple proceeded to make an extended run through Little Richard's "Lucille."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, December 11, 2015
George Harrison remembered in new tribute album and film

A live album and film of a special George Harrison tribute concert is set for release. Recorded in 2014 in Los Angeles, George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison features all-star cover versions as well as backstage interviews with superstars such as Brian Wilson and The Killers' Brandon Flowers.

Related Articles  Source: Gigwise
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
George Harrison goes on stage with Delaney and Bonnie 46 years ago today

46 years ago today on December 2, 1969, George Harrison joined Delaney and Bonnie, who also had Eric Clapton at the time in their band, on stage in Bristol, England for his first stage appearance since The Beatles' final concert in August, 1966. Harrison was there for five of the tour's six dates, he first met them in Los Angeles in 1968.

Source: Glide Magazine
Friday, November 27, 2015

All Things Must Pass
George Harrison releases All Things Must Pass 45 years ago

George Harrison had already released a pair of albums before All Things Must Pass in November 1970. But they didn't sound like the Beatles, they really didn't sound like much of anything at all (Electronic Sound and Wonderwall Music). This was Harrison's first proper solo album, and the most definitive statement by a former Beatle that it was time to move on.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

All Things Must Pass still inspires 45 years later

1970 was a year of dramatic transition for all four Beatles, and Beatle fans, as the group called it quits, and each member of the quartet moved forward with solo endeavors. The biggest surprise of all, however, may have been George Harrison's emergence from the long shadow under working for so long in the same band with Lennon and McCartney.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rediscovering George Harrison's Don't Let Me Wait Too Long

Living in the Material World, George Harrison's follow-up to his critically-acclaimed solo debut, the triple-LP All Things Must Pass, contains one song that remains largely undiscovered. "Don't Let Me Wait Too Long," recorded at Abbey Road, is a Beatlesque pop-oriented track deserving of bona fide hit status with expertly crafted backing harmonies, all done by Harrison.

Source: The Examiner
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
All you need to know about Ringo's record-breaking $2m drum head

Last week a drum head used by Ringo Starr had sold for more than $2 million at auction. The 20" Remo head was used during the Beatles' Ed Sullivan debut, after the Beatles' first American tour the drum head was kept at Abbey Road Studios, London, until it was auctioned by Sotheby's in 1984 for just under $9,000.

Related Articles  Source: Music Radar
Friday, November 13, 2015
Ringo Starr auction features Can't Buy Me Love drums

Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach have collected over 1,200 items for a Julien's Live auction that will take place in December. Items include Starr's 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit, used in the recording of I Want to Hold Your Hand and She Loves You and a Gretsch guitar gifted to Starr from George Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Intreview: George Harrison selects his best slide guitar solo

In an interview of late Beatle George Harrison conducted in late 1992, at one point, Harrison is asked to choose his best slide guitar solo. "The best slide solo I ever played was on...what's her name? That girl singer who used to be with that all-girl band? ... Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's! That's who it was," Harrison said.

Source: Guitar World
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Liverpool's Cabin Club to re-open as restaurant and bar

One of Liverpool's most iconic nightclubs is to re-open as a restaurant and bar. The Cabin Club is claimed to have been the inspiration for The Beatles' song Don't Bother Me. Written by George Harrison while on tour in 1963, the title was said to have come about after he was harassed by reporters and photographers on his way into the nightclub.

Source: Liverpool Echo
George Harrison's musical legacy celebrated in West Sussex

All Things Must Pass, a celebration of the genius of George Harrison, returns to West Sussex, England, on Nov. 21. Singer Alex Eberhard says, "It comes to me as a surprise how many George Harrison fans there are out there, knowing the songs and even some of the obscure ones, but The Beatles are still a huge part of people's lives."

Source: Chichester Observer, UK
George Harrison and a popular dialogue among civilizations

Through George Harrison, The Beatles were the first Western Rock band to use non-Western instruments. Intrigued by the sound of a Sitar during the filming of Help!, Harrison went on to learn how to play it with Ravi Shankar. Today, World Music is highly coveted in the West, and humanitarian Rock concerts have become the norm.

Source: Huffington Post
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Guitar shop that served George Harrison could be closing

A famous Staten Island, NY, guitar shop that's served musicians including George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen could be forced to close its doors for good. Mandolin Brothers started decreasing its selection of new and classic instruments, made staff changes and has searched for a buyer since its president died last year.

Source: DNA Info
Monday, October 19, 2015
Trey Anastasio covers George Harrison in concert

Trey Anastasio's Kings Theater in Brooklyn, NY, finale saw a pair of unique covers to go along with material from the guitarist's solo repertoire. Among them, a debut of George Harrison's 1970 hit "What is Life?" sung by Anastasio towards the end of the first set. In the second set, they covered Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused."

Source: Jam Bands
Video: George Harrison's final performance and interview

On July 24, 1997, George Harrison visited VH1 with Ravi Shankar to discuss Shankar's new studio album, Chants of India, which Harrison had produced and played on. Harrison had planned only to stop by for 10 minutes. Instead, he talked at length about the Beatles, the Concert for Bangladesh, his own music and his spirituality.

Source: Guitar World
Friday, October 16, 2015
George Harrison's solo music now available for streaming

George Harrison's solo music's available for streaming. This catches Harrison's catalog up to music from Beatles bandmates John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. They all beat Harrison to services like Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play. Now only the Beatles' music is still unavailable on streaming services.

Related Articles  Source: Rivet Radio
Monday, October 5, 2015
George Harrison nominated for 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame

George Harrison is among the A-list contenders nominated for the 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame gave The Associated Press a list of the nominees in advance of the official announcement tomorrow. Voting ends on December 11, winners will be inducted next June in New York City.

Source: CBS News
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pattie Boyd
Pattie Boyd Behind the Lens

A vision of loveliness who attracted the eye of some of the best photographers in the world, not to mention the fancy of two of rock 'n' roll's most iconic guitar heroes, today Pattie Boyd feels most comfortable on the other side of camera. Her Behind the Lens exhibit presents still and moving images while telling some of the stories behind her work.

Source: Huffington Post
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

George Harrison at War Memorial
War grave of George Harrison's grandfather identified

Researchers claim to have discovered the first World War grave in northern France of the grandfather of former Beatle George Harrison, who had Irish roots on his mother's side. Pte Henry Harrison, who had seven children, died on September 25th, 1915, the first day of the Battle of Loos. The discovery was described as a "complete surprise."

Source: Irish Times, UK
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

George Harrison's life now immortalized, comic book style

George Harrison is to be immortalized in the world of comic books. "Orbit: George Harrison" will debut this week as part of StormFront Comics' popular Orbit series. It will explore Harrison's life from his teens until his death in 2001, touching on the musician's religious beliefs as well as the ups and downs of his career before and after the Beatles.

Source: Entertainment Weekly
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Ringo discovers thousands of undeveloped Beatles negatives

Ringo just hit the motherload of Beatles memorabilia. Recently forced to move some of his things in storage, he came across thousands of undeveloped negatives. The majority of them contained images of Starr's former band mates, George, Paul and John, including their first visit to the United States in 1964.

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Alan White
Interview: Legendary drummer Alan White

What sets Alan White, drummer for Yes, John Lennon and George Harrison, apart from other rock stars, is the fact that he literally has never been on an audition. He never even tried to be a rock legend. John Lennon once called him to offer a spot in The Plastic Ono Band, and Alan hung up on Lennon, assuming it was a prank call.

Source: LA Music Blog
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dhani Harrison
Dhani Harrison creates original music for new film

Learning to Drive, with Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley as a Sikh Indian driving instructor, is now in limited release. At last year's Toronto International Film Festival, it was runner-up for the audience award. Sharing soundtrack credit with Paul Hicks on the film's original music is Dhani Harrison, son of the late George Harrison.

Source: The Reporter
Monday, August 31, 2015
Pattie Boyd makes International Beatleweek debut

Pattie Boyd has spoken about her life with George Harrison during her debut at International Beatleweek in Liverpool. The model and photographer was interviewed by Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn in front of a packed ballroom at the Adelphi. Boyd first met Harrison on the set of A Hard Day's Night in 1964, they married in 1966.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, February 20, 2015
George Harrison birthday celebrations in Hollywood and Rochester

The annual George Harrison Public Birthday Celebration will take place 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 25 at Harrison's Hollywood Walk of Fame star in Hollywood. Also, fans in the Rochester area are invited to come out and celebrate as they salute George Harrison on Tuesday, February 24th at the Abilene Bar & Lounge.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, February 21, 2014
George Harrison birthday celebration this Tuesday in Hollywood

A George Harrison birthday celebration will take place this Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 PM at George Harrison's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. There will be a "Cake-Cutting Ceremony" led by Chris Carter, KLOS FM radio host of "Breakfast With the Beatles."

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Friends to meet in Los Angeles to wish George happy birthday

Next Tuesday, George Harrison would have been 71 years old. A few friends, including Beatles news personality Gillian Lomax and myself, Adam Forrest, are going to meet up again at "The George Harrison Tree" up at Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon to remember George and wish him "Happy Birthday".

Source: Beatles News Blog
Friday, November 22, 2013
George Harrison to be remembered in Hollywood next Friday

George Harrison, 12 years after his passing, will be remembered and honored by his fans and admirers at a public gathering being held next Friday at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in Hollywood. Fans are invited to bring flowers and candles to place around his star and will also be invited to perform music and poetry.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Review: George Harrison Living in the Material World

Martin Scorsese's documentary film George Harrison Living in the Material World takes you on a musical and spiritual journey of one of the music world's most mysterious and fascinating personalities. When most people think of The Beatles they refer to George as "the quiet one". He was much more than that.

Source: Beatles News
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Beatles DJ giving away George Harrison next week

Fans can win both the new George Harrison DVD for the Martin Scorsese directed documentary Living In The Material World and the accompanying CD release Early Takes Vol. 1 on Ken Michaels' website next week. The DVD and CD together as a package will be given away 8 days in a row leading up to Father's Day.

Source: Beatles News

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