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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pattie Boyd
Pattie Boyd pulls out of event due to broken elbow

George Harrison's ex-wife Pattie Boyd has pulled out of her own photo exhibition launch after breaking her elbow. Boyd, who was also married to Eric Clapton, was due to launch her candid show, Pattie Boyd: George, Eric and Me, on May 5, but has to scrap an appearance on the opening night at The Beatles Story in Liverpool as she recovers from a fall.

Source: Contact Music
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Friday, April 22, 2016
Video: Prince's legendary solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Prince's appearance alongside Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, and Dhani Harrison,  to celebrate the induction of George Harrison into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  in 2004,  achieves the kind of alchemy producers dream of when assembling a one-off supergroup. It is electric. He enjoys it and he knows it is transcendent.

Related Articles  Source: MTV
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Traveling Wilburys catalog to be available on streaming services

The music of legendary band The Traveling Wilburys, a supergroup composed of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, will be available for streaming on a number of platforms starting June 3. Also to be reissued will be the 2007 Traveling Wilburys Collection box-set in several limited-edition formats.

Source: JamBase

Frank Sinatra
New Sinatra collection to include George Harrison's Something

The Frank Sinatra Collection, a series of four DVD sets encompassing eight of the singers specials from between 1965 and 1982, is set for a May 27 release. The collection pulls together some of Sinatra's finest performances on television and in concert, including George Harrison's Something with Count Basie from an NBC TV special from 1981.

Source: Vintage Vinyl News
Monday, April 11, 2016
Beatles superfan reunited with vintage Vox amplifier

Beatles fanatic and collector Stan Cargill has got his hands back on a historic amplifier almost certainly used by the band. The 55-year-old Vox AC30 amp, donated to The Beatles Story more than five years ago, was found by one of Stan's relatives in 2009 in a shed a few streets away from George Harrison's old home in Woolton.

Source: Liverpool Echo

Ronnie Spector
Ronnie Spector shares stories behind the songs

In a new interview, Ronnie Spector shares incredible tales of her days with the Ronettes, Jimi Hendrix, and the Beatles. "I was friends with the Beatles, real friends. we'd sit on the floor at home and have finger sandwiches and play 45s," Ronnie said. She also tells how she met and recorded "Try Some, Buy Some" with George Harrison at Apple Records.

Source: Entertainment Weekly
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Pictures: Pattie Boyd shares intimate look at her time with George Harrison

She was a woman at the hub of ground breaking music in the Sixties and Seventies. Now the former wife of Beatle George Harrison and Eric Clapton is sharing her unique collection of photographs for the first time in the UK. Pattie Boyd will be exhibiting portraits taken during her life with George and her second husband Eric.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Rock photographers on tour

Henry Diltz photographed some of the biggest acts in American music history in the 1960s and 1970s. Through the Morrison Hotel Gallery, Diltz is now on tour with Pattie Boyd, the former model and photographer who had an intimate view of the English rock scene as the former wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

Source: WABE FM, Atlanta
The top 6 most inspiring George Harrison quotes

Probably the most spiritual of the Beatles, it was George Harrison who heavily influenced them into following their spiritual quest in the mid 60's. With an interest in Eastern music and Eastern religion, Harrison went on to write some deeply profound music and serve the rest of the world with some beautiful and inspiring quotes.

Source: PPcorn
Friday, March 25, 2016
Unused George Harrison album cover photos up for auction

The final Beatles items left from Omega Auctions' "Beatles Collection" auction will be sold Sunday, including the original artwork for George Harrison's Extra Texture album, with unused photos, and an original 1959 Hofner Club 40 guitar said to be identical to the one bought by John Lennon in 1959 and later used by Paul McCartney.

Source: Beatles Examiner
Friday, March 18, 2016

Dhani Harrison
James McCartney's new single features Dhani Harrison

Now all they need is Zac Starkey on drums, with Julian and Sean Lennon on vocals, and it's Beatles 2.0. James McCartney, Paul's son, has just released a new single featuring Dhani Harrison on guitar and vocals. "Too Hard" comes from James's upcoming album, "The Blackberry Train," due May 6th. James has the genes, and he also has a nice independent sound.

Source: Showbiz 411
Friday, March 11, 2016
Video: George Harrison's Let It Be guitar dismantled and replicated

Guitar company Fender has painstakingly replicated the Telecaster George Harrison played both in the sessions for Let It Be and in the Beatles' farewell concert atop the roof of Apple Records headquarters. It has made 100 limited-edition copies of the guitar, reproduced down to minute details, which are available now.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Mayor of Henley wants memorial garden for George Harrison

George Harrison moved to Friar Park in Henley-on-Themes in Oxfordshire, England, in the Seventies. The idea of a statue in the town following his death did not appeal to his widow, Olivia. Now, the Mayor of Henley has proposed a memorial garden for George on a green triangle of land which a developer has offered to the town.

Source: Henley Standard, UK

Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton talks about playing on All Things Must Pass

In a new interview, Peter Frampton, asked about his uncredited appearance on George Harrison's classic album All Things Must Pass, said, "Phil Spector was the co-producer with George and his philosophy was more of everything. It was quite amazing being on those sessions and hearing the acoustic sound that we got, which was incredible."

Source: Rock Celler Magazine
Monday, February 29, 2016
Dhani Harrison on sharing his dad with the world

Some of The Beatles' most memorable tracks were actually penned by George Harrison, who died in 2001, Since then, his son, Dhani, has kept his father's spirit alive in many ways. He spoke about how his relationship with his father grew into a relationship with music, and why it's sometimes hard when your loved one belongs to everyone.

Source: NPR
Friday, February 26, 2016
73 cupcakes honor George Harrison's birthday in Hollywood

Many Los Angeles fans remembered George Harrison's 73rd birthday yesterday at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star at 6:00pm, in front of the Capitol Records Tower. 73 birthday cupcakes in the shape of a heart adorned his star, highlighting the theme, "Love One Another," in honor of George's last words.

Source: Music Examiner
London museum to display George Harrison's Sgt Pepper suit

The original suit worn by George Harrison on the cover of The Beatles' 1967 Sgt Pepper album is to go on public display for the first time at an exhibit at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, along with the musician's sitar, letters and a diary about the recording of Sgt Pepper's, on loan from Olivia Harrison.

Source: BBC News, UK
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Fans pay tribute to George Harrison in Liverpool

Happy birthday, George! George Harrison, born on February 25, 1943, would have been 73 today. Flowers were laid at a Beatles statue to commemorate what would have been the Quiet Beatle's birthday. Fans of the iconic guitarist decorated the figure in Cavern Walks, off Mathew Street, and held a vigil in his honor.

Source: Liverpool Echo
George Fest tribute now out on CD, video and cable

Arriving not coincidentally in conjunction with what would have been his 73rd birthday today, a new three-disc set documenting "George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison," is being released Friday. Also, the concert video filmed in 2014 premieres in the US Saturday on MTV Live and VH1 Classic.

Related Articles  Source: Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Review: George Fest recalls lovely tribute full of Harrison's spirit

"George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison," which hits the streets on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital download on Feb. 26, is probably the type of tribute he would have loved. It doesn't push to be a spectacle, just a night of good music. It is a nice companion to the "Concert For George."

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Monday, February 22, 2016
Update: Maybe George Harrison doesn't appear on next Clapton album

Eric Clapton posted on Facebook on Saturday, "There is no truth to the rumor that George Harrison plays or sings on the forthcoming album I Still Do." However, the post has since been removed. Clapton's official publicist had refused to confirm or deny whether Harrison was on the album when asked on Thursday.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles Examiner
Friday, February 19, 2016
George Harrison 73rd birthday celebration this Thursday in Hollywood

"Love One Another" will be the theme of a special George Harrison 73rd Birthday Public Celebration this Thursday at George's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in Hollywood. Highlighting the event will be the placement of 73 birthday cupcakes to form the shape of a large heart encircling George's star.

Source: Beatles News Blog
Thursday, February 18, 2016
New Eric Clapton album features George Harrison

Eric Clapton has announced that his 23rd studio album, "I Still Do," will be released May 20. The album contains "I Will Be There," a song of unknown vintage, which features vocals and acoustic guitar by one Angelo Mysterioso (a musical nom de plume used in previous decades by the late George Harrison).

Related Articles  Source: San Diego Tribune
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Phil Collins
How George Harrison pranked Phil Collins

In 2001, with the release of the remastered All Things Must Pass, George Harrison sent Phil Collins a tape of what he claimed was a version of a track on which Phil had played. "I thought, Oh my god, this sounds terrible. In fact, it was a Harrison joke," said Collins. "He'd recorded Ray Cooper and said, Play bad, I'm going to record it and send it to Phil."

Source: Entertainment Weekly
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
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

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