Serving Beatles Fans For Over A Decade

Front Page > George Harrison News

Latest news as of Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015
Audio Interview: Guitarist who inspired the Beatles

Even if you haven't heard classical guitarist Angel Romero play, you've heard his influence. He said, "They interviewed George Harrison of The Beatles. They asked him, How did you start playing the guitar? He said, From picking at Angel Romero's records." Romero also influenced the Beach Boys and Jimi Hendrix.

Source: St. Louis Public Radio
Sponsored Links
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Review: George Harrison: The Apple Years: 1968-1975

When George Harrison passed away in 2001, the world lost a great voice, a great humanitarian, and an astonishing musician who never stopped trying to encourage higher thought through music. The new box set, The Apple Years: 1968-1975, does Harrison a great service, further cementing his bright legacy.

Source: PopMatters
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Video Flashback: George Harrison plays Here Comes the Sun in 1987

Perhaps the most memorable Prince's Trust concert was in 1987, when George Harrison performed Here Comes the Sun and While My Guitar Gently Weeps joined by Ringo Starr, Elton John and Eric Clapton. It was a very rare performance by Harrison, who'd largely been out of sight since the release of Gone Troppo in 1982.

Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Jeff Lynne never believed Bob Dylan would join the Traveling Wilburys

Electric Light Orchestra mastermind Jeff Lynne was in the midst of producing George Harrison's 1987 comeback recording Cloud Nine when George made a left-field suggestion. "George said to me, You know what? You and me should have a group. Everybody wanted to be in it, nobody had a second thought, they just said yes."

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, December 22, 2014
Rare George Harrison acetate for auction on eBay

An unreleased 1969 acetate featuring a jam with Beatle George Harrison and keyboardist Billy Preston went up for auction on eBay today. It's an Apple Studios acetate recorded during the sessions for Preston's "That's The Way God Planned It" LP. The original was originally owned by drummer Ginger Baker of Cream.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Thursday, December 18, 2014
George Harrison to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

The Recording Academy announced its annual Special Merit Awards recipients earlier today. It was announced that George Harrison will be honored with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015.

Source: NME, UK
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Smokey Robinson still thrilled by George Harrison's long-ago tribute

George Harrison's "Pure Smokey," a 1976 tribute to Smokey Robinson, gave credit to an artist who had been part of the Beatles' musical foundation, Robinson's "You Really Got a Hold on Me" appeared on 1963's With the Beatles. These hat tips from one of rock's biggest bands didn't go unnoticed by the Motown legend.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Parents fight plan to expand Beatles' old school

Dovedale Junior School, off Penny Lane in Liverpool, has remained virtually unchanged since John Lennon and George Harrison were pupils there in the late 1940s and early 1950s. But parents today launched a campaign to halt a plan that would see the present school, built in the 1930s, expanded to accommodate 840 pupils from 630.

Source: Liverpool Confidential
Monday, December 15, 2014
John and Yoko launch War Is Over! campaign 45 years ago today

On December 15, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono launched their global War Is Over! campaign, performing at UNICEF's "Peace for Christmas" concert in London. George Harrison also performed, it was he first time that Lennon and Harrison performed together in a scheduled concert since The Beatles' last show in 1966.

Source: WZLX FM, Boston
Monday, December 8, 2014
George Harrison releases the very dark Dark Horse 40 years ago today

Produced during a particularly turbulent period of George Harrison's life, Dark Horse marked the beginning of a '70s-era downward turn for the ex-Beatle that was as sudden as it was complete and surprising. After all, this all-star project, released on Dec. 9, 1974, followed a pair of bestselling, mind-changing solo studio efforts.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Monday, December 1, 2014
Fans gather for George Harrison memorial in Hollywood

Fans paid tribute to George Harrison on Saturday outside Capitol Records in Hollywood, on the 13th anniversary of his death in 2001. L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge greeted the fans and said that George's tree in Griffith Park will be reseeded very soon. Zane Suarez, Jason Berk, and a duo named Jewels and Johnny Nation performed.

Source: The Examiner
Friday, November 28, 2014
Beatles ashram now becoming lost in India wilderness

George Harrison died on November 29, 2001. But in a nondescript ashram, overrun by creepers of Uttarakhand's Rajaji National Park, one of the defining legacies of Harrison and The Beatles continues to live on. Today, a few Beatles devotees, mostly Western tourists, seek out the ashram to pay their respects.

Source: The Times of India
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
George Harrison's former doctor to pay $2.5M for Medicare scam

Gil Lederman, who became infamous for pushing late icon George Harrison to sign a guitar, has agreed to fork over $2.5 million to pay for bogus Medicare billings between 1996 and 2003 related to his oncology practice, prosecutors said Monday. Lederman has denied any wrongdoing.

Source: NY Post
Thursday, November 20, 2014
George Harrison Collection to be released in HD digital audio

Released on CD in September, the new George Harrison collection, "The Apple Years 1968-75," which includes Harrison's first six solo studio albums, will make its global high definition digital audio debut November 24. It was mastered in hi-res 96kHz/24bit digital resolution for the first time from the original master tapes.

Source: All Access
Friday, November 14, 2014
Stella McCartney tribute brings together Paul, Yoko, and Dhani Harrison

At Alice Tully Hall for Lincoln Center's second annual Corporate Fund gala, designer Stella McCartney was honored with a Q&A and dinner gala, which became a Beatles reunion of sorts that had Yoko Ono getting hugs and kisses from Paul and Nancy McCartney, Olivia Harrison and her son Dhani, after which Dhani performed.

Source: Showbiz 411
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
George Harrison: The notes you never hear

Dhani Harrison recently sparked conversation regarding his father's guitar playing while rehearsing his song "Let It Down." It began when one of Harrison's band members overheard him playing his father's solo, telling him he was playing the notes wrong. Harrison said he was "doing my own solo, not the one in the song."

Source: Vidette Online, Illinois State Univesity
Monday, October 20, 2014
George Harrison's childhood home sells for 156k at Liverpool auction

The former childhood home of George Harrison has sold for 156,000 at auction, to a bidder who tried to buy John Lennon's home last year. The modest three bedroom mid-terrace is where George, Paul McCartney and John Lennon held some of their first rehearsals before achieving worldwide success as the Beatles.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Dhani Harrison on his father's incredible archives

Since George Harrison's passing, his son Dhani has been active in the archiving and release of his father's solo legacy. In a new interview, Dhani says Wonderwall is his favorite album in the new The Apple Years box set, and admits he is still surprised by his father's music, even records as familiar as All Things Must Pass.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Dream Weaver Gary Wright was best friends with a Beatle

Some of the best passages in Gary Wright's book "Dream Weaver" describe his deep and lasting friendship with George Harrison since Wright played on All Things Must Pass. Initially bonding over music, the two began to talk about more religious and spiritual matters, in particular Hinduism and guru teachings.

Source: Houston Press
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
George Harrison childhood friend Geoff Nugent dies aged 71

The Undertakers' guitarist Geoff Nugent passed away on Sunday at the age of 71. Nugent was born in Liverpool in 1943 within a couple of days of George Harrison, the two were childhood friends growing up in Speke, where they learned to play guitar together. Over the years he raised many thousands of pounds for charity.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, October 6, 2014
In Pictures: Look inside George Harrison's childhood home

George Harrison's childhood home is to be sold at auction for a guide price of just 100,000. The modest three bedroom mid-terrace is where George, Paul McCartney and John Lennon held some of their first rehearsals before achieving worldwide success as the Beatles. George lived at 25 Upton Green in Speke from the age of six.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, October 3, 2014
George Harrison's childhood home to be auctioned at Cavern Club

A three bedroom, mid-terraced property in Upton Green, Speke, the childhood home of George Harrison, goes up for auction later this month. It as a guide price of 100,000-plus ($159,000). John Lennon's first home in Newcastle Road, Wavertree, sold at auction for 480,000 last year, from a guide price of 150,000-plus.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, September 29, 2014
Video: Musicians salue George Harrison at George Fest in Los Angeles

Dozens of famous musicians gathered at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre this weekend to honor George Harrison at an event aptly named George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison, including Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, Ann Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers, Perry Farrell and Dhani Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, September 26, 2014
Video: Norah Jones covers George Harrison on Conan

Norah Jones closed out Conan's George Harrison Week on Thursday night, and the results were as soulful as expected. The jazz-pop singer, whose father was sitar master Ravi Shankar, delivered a silky version of "Behind That Locked Door," a country-tinged track from Harrison's 1970 solo triple-LP, All Things Must Pass.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Video: Dhani Harrison performs two George Harrison songs on Conan

George Harrison Week continued on Conan on Wednesday night as the Beatle's son Dhani Harrison and his talented friends performed a pair of tracks from his father's 1970 classic All Things Must Pass. Harrison paid tribute to his father with performances of "Let It Down" and "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)."

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Dhani Harrison felt responsibility to release his dad's music

George Harrison's widow Olivia Harrison has revealed their son Dhani felt a "tremendous responsibility" to release the career retrospective his father was working on at the time of his passing. She said, "There's still a huge archive of material that still needs working on. You can't just let tapes degrade and never be heard again."

Source: The List, UK
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Video: Paul Simon covers Here Comes The Sun on Conan

Conan's week-long tribute to George Harrison continued last night with a performance from Paul Simon. Paul covered the timeless Beatles classic "Here Comes The Sun," off the group's iconic Abbey Road album and written by Harrison. The two previously played together during an appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1976.

Related Articles  Source: KRTH, Los Angeles

Dhani Harrison
Dhani Harrison makes surprise live appearance

It was beyond beautiful, a huge pleasant jolt, in the midst of a wonderful, sold-out "The Fab Faux" Beatles tribute performance at Valley Performing Arts Center, when Dhani Harrison made a surprise appearance on stage. Harrison, in Los Angeles for an appearance during Conan O'Brien's tribute week to his Beatle father, performed Savoy Truffle.

Source: Huffington Post
Wife Olivia remembers how George had a way of looking at you

"He had this way of looking at you," George Harrison's widow Olivia says about his wide appeal. "Once you'd been with him, he had this way of making you want to bring out a truer version of yourself, unlocking something. It was profound and electrifying, and it can still bring prickles to the back of my neck."

Source: Huffington Post
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Beatles release free post-Beatles EP on iTunes

A new free sampler from iTunes presents a song from each of the Beatles, showcasing the distinctive musical journeys they undertook as solo artists. It includes John Lennon's gorgeous piano ballad Love, Paul McCartney's simmering Call Me Back Again, George Harrison's explosive Let It Down and Ringo's lush Walk With You.

Video: Beck kicks off Conan O'Brien's George Harrison week

Monday marked the start of George Harrison week on Conan. Popular music artists will be stopping in to perform their versions of songs from the former Beatle. Last night, Beck covered the Harrison song "Wah-Wah," a track from the 1970 album All Things Must Pass. The video of this now available on the net.

Related Articles  Source: Zumic
Friday, September 19, 2014
Album Review: George Harrison, The Apple Years 1968-75

The Apple Years 1968-75 box set gathers George Harrison's first six solo albums in a post-Fab career that had its share of ups and downs before Harrison passed away in 2001. The seven years were marked by creative indulgences that didn't always pay off, but were right up there with the best of the Beatles' solo material.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Another unreleased George Harrison track hits internet

Next week, the first six solo albums from George Harrison will be released as a deluxe box set. An unreleased alternate take of The Inner Light from this set is now available on the net. Recored during the Wonderwall sessions, this version lacks Harrison's folksy vocals and more readily embraces the traditions of purer Indian raga.

Related Articles  Source: Consequence of Sound
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
All-star Sept. 28 George Harrison benefit moves to Fonda Theatre

An all-star tribute to the music of George Harrison scheduled for September 28 has sold out and will move from the original site at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles to the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, event organizers announced Monday. The move will allow 400 more tickets to be sold to the event.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Sneaked: Unreleased George Harrison track from new box set

George Harrison wrote "Dark Horse" in 1973, and in the following years, the track became something of a theme song for the ex-Beatle, he gave the same name to his subsequent album, as well as his tour with Ravi Shankar and his new record label. An early take of the song can now be heard on the Internet.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, September 15, 2014
Conan O'Brien to pay a week-long musical tribute to George Harrison

Next week, Conan on TBS TV will feature daily performances by artists including Beck, Norah Jones and Dhani Harrison to celebrate the music of George Harrison by singing one of his songs. George Harrison week coincides with the release of the box set, The Apple Years: 1968-75, also due out September 22.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
Jeff Lynne hints at further dates for ELO

Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra performed at BBC Radio 2's Festival In A Day in London last night, marking their first concert return to the UK stage in 28 years. During the 75-minute set, Lynne, also known for being in The Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, told the 50,000-strong crowd, "I'll do this again."

Source: NME, UK
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Forgotten George Harrison gems from The Apple Years

News of a forthcoming box set titled George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 led to renewed praise for charttopping early-period solo moments like My Sweet Lord and Give Me Love. But Harrison's catalog, even more than a decade after his early passing, is widely underappeciated outside of the radio hits, a grievous thing.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Monday, September 8, 2014
London flat shared by George and Ringo up for sale

A three-bedroom flat shared by George Harrison and Ringo Starr at the height of Beatlemania is to go on the market for 2.5million (more than $4million). They moved into the apartment in Knightsbridge in 1964, the year of their first world tour, and also briefly lived in two other flats in the central London apartment building.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Friday, September 5, 2014
Musicians to honor George Harrison at George Fest in Los Angeles

The music of George Harrison will be celebrated in a star-studded, one-night only event at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 28. George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison will pay tribute to his acclaimed solo works with a lineup of performers including Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Harrison's son Dhani.

Source: KRTH, Los Angeles
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
More Info: George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75

George Harrison's first six solo albums have been digitally remastered for CD and digital release on September 23. This project has been overseen by Dhani Harrison, who said, "Some of these records have long been out of print, and so I cannot wait for music lovers to get their hands on these newly remastered versions."

Related Articles  Source: Rock and Roll Truth
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
First six George Harrison solo albums to get lavish reissues this month

George Harrison's first six studio albums on the Beatles' Apple label will be available as newly remastered individual releases and as part of a box set this fall. The eight-disc box, The Apple Years 1968-75, will contain a DVD with videos and a never-before-seen, seven-minute film directed by Harrison's wife Olivia.

Related Articles  More Information  Source: Rolling Stone

» Click here to see previous articles you may have missed...
Sponsored Links

More Beatles
at Amazon

Search news for:

Recording for John's Instant Karma! produced by Phil Spector was begun on this day in 1970.

More Beatles History...

Have you heard about
Meatless Monday?

Join Paul McCartney!
Be healthier!
Save the planet!

Internet Beatles Album
Fab Gear Store
Beatles Fan Day
Mister Brian Epstein
The Beatles (Official)

Submit News Tip
Contact Beatles News

Front Page  The Beatles  Paul McCartney  John Lennon  Ringo Starr  Rock and Roll

Home  Beatle News Blog  News Features  Fab Gear  Submit News Tip  Contact Us is not affiliated with or approved by the Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
Original Content Copyright © 2002-2015 Adam Forrest, All Rights Reserved