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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Paul McCartney tells LIPA graduates 'go out there and be wonderful'

Paul McCartney told students at LIPA to "go out there and be wonderful" at its annual graduation ceremony. He joked students should ignore what they had learned and "be yourself." LIPA, co-founded by Paul and opened in 1995, is housed in Paul and George Harrison's old grammar school, the Liverpool Institute for Boys.

Source: Liverpool Echo
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
George Harrison Memorial Tree meets a rather ironic end

In the truth is stranger than fiction department, LA Councilman Tom LaBonge announced Saturday that the tree planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because the original tree died as the result of an insect infestation. Yes, the George Harrison Tree was killed by beetles.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Movie's heartwarming tribute to boyhood includes Beatles mix CD

Richard Linklater's new movie Boyhood, shot over the course of 12 years, follows its protagonist as he grows up. On his 15th birthday, he receives a mix CD from his father, played by Ethan Hawke. Called The Black Album, it's a compilation of the best of John, Paul, George, and Ringo's solo work, post-Beatles.

Source: Buzz Feed
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
George Harrison's Here Comes the Sun turns 45 today

45 years ago today, George Harrison skipped out on a recording session for Abbey Road and went over to his friend Eric Clapton's house. Harrison said, "The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric's acoustic guitars and wrote Here Comes the Sun."

Source: FDRMX
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
George Harrison's former home in Upton Green to be sold at auction

The house at 25 Upton Green in Speke, home to George Harrison during the early stages of Beatlemania, and a popular hang-out for the band during their formative years, is set to be sold at auction. The company responsible for the sale of the house says they have already received national and international enquiries.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Catalina, music fest, Beatles film and fireworks for the Fourth

Ring in the Fourth of July holiday weekend on Catalina Island with fireworks and two special events including the 50th anniversary screening of A Hard Day's Night on July 6, held at the Casino, Avalon's iconic circular theater. After the film, Pattie Boyd will share memories of acting in the film and meeting George Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, June 27, 2014
University of North Carolina honors Ringo with plaque

Ringo Starr received a proclamation from the University of North Carolina in recognition of his contributions to music, culture and life at large. Mark Katz, chairman of UNC-Chapel Hill's music department, said, "an institution of higher education recognizing that he's more than just an entertainer, he seemed to take that seriously."

Source: Indy Week
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Album on Lon Van Eaton's new label benefits American vets

"American Made" on Stone Soup Records, a new label from Lon Van Eaton, will support the American Legion, the Purple Heart Foundation, the Wounded Warrior Project and many more. Van Eaton, along with his brother Derek, was produced by George Harrison on Apple Records and was inspired by George's "Concert for Bangladesh."

Source: NJ.com
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gerry Rafferty's guitars fetch $42,470 at auction

Four guitars owned by the late Gerry Rafferty fetched ?25,000 at an auction today in London. A Fender Esquire guitar, made in 1954, that sold for ?10,000 ($17,000), was also said to have previously belonged to George Harrison. A Fender Mustang also sold for ?3,125, over ?1000 more than Bonham's had expected.

Source: The Scotsman
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Paul McCartney bounces back from illness for birthday dinner

Paul McCartney has bounced back from his shock hospitalisation last month to celebrate his birthday with friends at a dinner in London. McCartney was pictured looking well and in high spirits when he headed for the dinner where he was joined by Barbara Bach, Olivia Harrison and Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey and their wives.

Related Articles  Source: The Express, UK
Music of George Harrison to be celebrated in Hampshire

In an evening dubbed All Things Must Pass, a 10-piece band will be celebrating the music of George Harrison at The Spring in Havant, Hampshire, UK, next Friday. His former sound engineer David Entshcel says, "The show is a celebration of George's music, all professionally and faithfully performed with love and respect."

Source: The News, Portsmouth, UK
Monday, June 16, 2014
Candid photos taken at Bangladesh benefit to fetch thousands

A set of candid photos featuring George Harrison, John Lennon and Yoko Ono ahead of the Concert for Bangladesh have emerged for sale and are expected to sell for thousands. In the photos, the former Beatles appear to be on good terms despite the Fab Four splitting up a year before the landmark benefit gig in 1971.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Pattie Boyd to recount meeting Beatles at A Hard Day's Night screening

"Will you marry me?" a 21-year-old George Harrison asked 19-year-old British model Pattie Boyd the first day of meeting her on the set of The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night. She didn't know if George's question was serious or a joke, but eventually it came true two years later when she married Harrison in 1966.

Source: The Examiner
Friday, May 23, 2014
George Harrison's last-ever letter was to Mike Myers

On Nov. 29, 2001, George Harrison. In a new interview, actor Mike Myers reveals that, earlier that day, he received a piece of fan mail from Harrison, which he says was the last letter Harrison ever wrote. About Austin Powers, Harrison wrote, "Thanks for the movies, so much fun."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Monday, May 19, 2014
George Harrison guitar fetches $657,000 at auction

An electric guitar played by George Harrison has sold for $657,000 at an auction in New York. Harrison played the 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar on British TV shows like Ready Steady Go! in 1963, prior to the band's US invasion in 1964, and also during the recording of I Want to Hold Your Hand and This Boy.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Book Review: It's Not Only Rock 'n Roll by Jenny Boyd

For many of us who grew up in the 60s, Jenny Boyd and her sister Patti, who married George Harrison, were the epitome of Swinging London. Now Boyd is all grown up and a Ph.D. and she has written It's Not Only Rock 'n Roll, a book that looks at the nature of creativity, where it comes from and how it is nourished.

Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer
Friday, May 9, 2014
The Beatles launch experimental Zapple Records 45 years ago

In 1968, the Beatles issued their first release on Apple Records. A few months later, a side label existing solely for the purpose of more experimental outings was proposed, called "Zapple." George Harrison's Electronic Sound and John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Unfinished Music No 2: Life With The Lions were Zapple's first efforts.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
George Harrison's guitar up for auction

A guitar owned by George Harrison is heading to auction along with other Beatles and rock memorabilia. The Julien's Auctions sale is May 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manhattan. The 1962 Rickenbacker 425 is estimated to bring up to $600,000. The auction also has a Beatles '65 album signed by all four Beatles.

Source: Associated Press
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
George's big sister makes sure Liverpool Legends are Beatles at heart

Louise Harrison remembers The Beatles as kind and sincere young men who loved their music and fans. So the late George Harrison's sister tried to find musicians with similar values when she formed the Beatles tribute band Liverpool Legends. "They would be the guys that George would have wanted to hang out with," said Louise.

Source: Belleville News-Democrat
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Beatles supported me...and I'm still touring 50 years later

In 1958, as Lonnie Donegan topped the charts with Rock Island Line, Joe Brown?joined his first Skiffle band at 17. The Beatles appeared with him in Liverpool in 1962, it was George Harrison who was?Joe's biggest fan and after he sang?Joe's big hit Pictures of You on the Beatles' first radio broadcast, the two became close friends.

Source: Southport Visitor, UK
Monday, April 7, 2014
DJ's collection includes very rare George Harrison autograph

Breakfast With The Beatles host Chachi Loprete has collected several autographs of the Beatles over the years. His most prized Beatles autograph is from his personal favorite Beatle, George Harrison. It's inside George's autobiography I Me Mine, a limited edition of the book, only 2,000 copies of Chachi's version were ever produced.

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Eric Clapton marries Pattie Boyd 35 years ago today

On March 27, 1979, Eric Clapton married Pattie Boyd, ex-wife of George Harrison and the inspiration for the songs "Something," and "Layla." Clapton and Harrison became close friends in the '60s, at which time Clapton became infatuated with Boyd, who continually rebuffed his advances. But Clapton remained deeply in love with her.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Celebration of George Harrison songs

All Things Must Pass, celebrating The Music Of George Harrison, comes to the Under Ground Theatre in Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK on Thursday, April 3. A powerful 10-piece band, recruited by some of the finest and most experienced musicians in South England, plays exclusively songs written by Harrison.

Source: Eastbourne Herald, UK
Monday, March 17, 2014
Rare guitar owned by George Harrison to be auctioned in May

A rare Rickenbacker guitar once owned by George Harrison and also played by John Lennon is among the Beatles items up for bids at a music memorabilia auction scheduled to take place on May 16 and 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. The guitar is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000.

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Friday, February 28, 2014
Video: Paul McCartney backstage at the 2014 Grammys

Last month Paul McCartney picked up five Grammys at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Paul McCartney's official website was on hand to capture an exclusive look behind-the-scenes from the night, including Paul rubbing shoulders with Ringo and all the other celebs on hand for the evening.

Related Articles  Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Olivia thanks fans for love and support on George Harrison's birthday

George Harrison's birthday was celebrated last night, February 25, 2014 at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles. Breakfast With the Beatles host Chris Carter told the crowd he had gotten a phone call from George's wife Olivia, saying, "She gave me a message for the fans, thanking them for their love and support."

Related Articles  Source: Seattle Rock Music Examiner
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Beach Boy Mike Love honors George Harrison with unreleased song

Mike Love of the Beach Boys was a close friend and confidant of the late George Harrison, and to honor Harrison's birthday today a previously-unheard recording has been premiered. Streaming now online is "Pisces Brothers," a song said to be inspired by Love's trip with the Beatles in 1968 to visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Related Articles  Source: Rock Cellar Magazine
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."

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, February 20, 2014
George Harrison releases self-titled album 35 years ago

On Feb. 20, 1979, George Harrison released his first album in more than two years. The self-titled LP coincided with a particularly idyllic period, marked with personal stability and happiness resulting from his second marriage to Olivia Trinidad Arias Harrison and the birth of his son, Dhani, the past August.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
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".

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News Blog
Monday, February 17, 2014
Collector's Edition Wonderwall to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

A new Collector's Edition of Wonderwall, a 1968 psychedelic film that features a score composed by George Harrison, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 25. Harrison recorded the music for Wonderwall with a variety of musicians, including his Beatles band mate Ringo Starr and his good friend Eric Clapton.

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pattie Boyd
Pattie Boyd to attend A Hard Day's Night celebration

Pattie Boyd, who was in the cast of Beatles' first movie A Hard Day's Night, will appear at a 50th anniversary of the film at the Catalina Island Museum on July 6. Boyd will participate in a live interview following the screening and talk about her memories of the Beatles, meeting George Harrison on the set and more and take questions from the audience.

Source: Beatles Examiner
George Harrison and Ringo Starr Help! jackets to go on sale

Rare jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the making of The Beatles' 1965 film Help! are to go up for sale. The jackets, which were worn throughout the five days of filming in the Alps and also feature on the album cover of the soundtrack, are expected to sell for in excess of ?50,000 (about $82,000).

Source: Yahoo! UK
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Louise Harrison
The girl who rescued George Harrison for Ed Sullivan

When the four Beatles first landed in New York in early February 1964, George Harrison had his older sister, Louise, along. And, as it turned out, he was lucky he did. "George had a temperature of 104 degrees and a really, really bad strep throat," Louise remembers. Brian Epstein promptly put her in charge of caring for the stricken Beatle.

Source: NY Post
George Harrison's Guitar Collection app on sale for 99 cents

The Guitar Collection: George Harrison app which includes detailed, 360-degree pictures of his famous guitars and interviews with legendary musicians has been priced at $9.99 until a few days ago when it was updated with iOS 7 and iPhone support. You can now download the app for 90 percent off of what it was a week ago.

Source: PadGadget
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
Saturday, February 25, 2012
George Harrison's birthday saluted with music video tribute

Today is the 69th anniversary of the birth of George Harrison. His birthday is saluted this year with the release of a new music video featuring actress/singer Evan Rachel Wood that honors an organization that George Harrison both supported and inspired.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, November 21, 2011
McCartney tribute band marks 10th anniversary of passing of George Harrison

New England-based tribute band "One Sweet Dream: The Paul McCartney Experience!" will be performing a special concert next Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of the passing of George Harrison. Along with the usual format of Paul's Beatles and solos, there will also be a special set of George Harrison's Beatles and solos, including Traveling Wilburys.

Source: Beatles News
Friday, October 28, 2011
George Harrison Tribute Concert at Hofstra University next Friday

To celebrate the music and spiritualism of pop superstar George Harrison, The Godfrey Townsend Band, with musicians from the Alan Parsons Project, will join the Indian kirtan ensemble, Gauravani and Kindred Spirits, to perform "Here Comes the Sun" - The Musical, Mystical Journey of George Harrison at Hofstra University next Friday.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, March 21, 2011
Legendary Concert for George released on Blu-ray tomorrow

The legendary tribute concert, Concert for George, will be released for the first time ever on Blu-ray on March 22. The 2-disc Blu-ray will include the complete concert, with a second disc containing the original theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes footage.

Source: Beatles News

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