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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
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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 Brownjoined his first Skiffle band at 17. The Beatles appeared with him in Liverpool in 1962, it was George Harrison who wasJoe's biggest fan and after he sangJoe'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
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Photos: Ringo and Yoko at Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

She was once blamed for the break-up of The Beatles and it was said that Yoko Ono was resented by her former husband John Lennon's bandmates. But nowadays, Yoko is rather chummy with the likes of Ringo Starr, and the pair showed what good friends they are at the 2014 Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award event on Saturday.

Related Articles  Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Bob Dylan 30th anniversary concert being reissued

22 years ago, Columbia Records threw Bob Dylan a 30th anniversary bash at Madison Square Garden with one of the most impressive lineups in the history of rock, including Neil Young, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and George Harrison. On March 4, a deluxe version of the concert will hit shelves on CD and DVD/Blu Ray.

Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, January 16, 2014
George Harrison's All Things Must Pass live in Woodstock, NY

On Saturday, January 18, Connor Kennedy inaugurates his monthly "Cover-to-Cover" residency at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York, by taking a swing at George Harrison's majestic solo effort All Things Must Pass. It's an ambitious way to kick off this series of whole-album tributes, but one suspects that the fellow is up to it.

Source: Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Photo of George Harrison continues to inspire Stevie Nicks

For years, Stevie Nicks has kept a treasured 1970-era photograph of her and George Harrison, framed and with her on the road, getting untold moments of inspiration while touring both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac. It was in taken Hawaii at the time Nicks was doing some uncredited co-writing with Harrison.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Friday, January 10, 2014
George Harrison quits the Beatles 45 years ago today

On Jan. 10, 1969, after a frustratingly unproductive morning spent working on Get Back and Two of Us for Let It Be at Twickenham Studios, George Harrison abruptly quit by walking up to the lunch table and quipping, "See you 'round the clubs." John Lennon reportedly shrugged and quipped the group should call Eric Clapton.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, January 3, 2014
Pattie Boyd muse or Magical Mystery woman?

Pattie Boyd shot to international fame when she married the "quiet" Beatle George Harrison in the 1960s. Many fans were astonished that Pattie filed for divorce from her famous husband 11 years later, but more headlines were soon to follow, her second husband was the singer/musician Eric Clapton who was also a close friend of Harrison.

Source: Fans Share
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Former telegram boy delivered messages to George Harrison

A Cornwall, England, man, one of Britain's last telegram boys, is recording the story of his life. "I returned to George's house with telegrams many more times and I even got to meet him two or three times. He never had a lot to say, he was just courteous and politely mentioned the weather and asked how far I had come."

Source: This is Cornwall, UK
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
George Harrison album to be inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

Each year, the Grammy Hall of Fame recognizes records at least 25 years old that exhibit "qualitative or historical significance." This year's list includes George Harrison's first post-Beatles solo album, All Things Must Pass. The newly revealed inductees will be acknowledged during the 56th annual Grammy Awards in January.

Source: WFJA FM, Sanford, NC
Friday, November 29, 2013

Beatles landmark: George Harrison tree in Los Angeles

Way up in the hills of Griffith Park sits the George Harrison Tree, which was planted in February 2003 and the following year, on February 22, 2004, a dedication ceremony to unveil a special bronze plaque was held, as the city declared "George Harrison Day" that year in Los Angeles, with Billy Preston and Jackie Lomax in attendance.

Source: The Examiner
George Harrison interview on the 12th anniversary

Today is the 12th anniversary of the one we all called "the Quiet Beatle". In this interview with George Harrison from 1993, he explains he didn't write "Something" for his former wife Patti, talked about where to freeze frame Monty Python's Life of Brian to see him, and who ended up winning the My Sweet Lord case.

Source: Noise 11, Australia
All Things Must Pass

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison. This was a sad day, the second Beatle to leave us. Who'd of thought that by the turn of the century, we would've lost two Beatles? I'm sure, like myself growing up with the Fabs, you just thought they would be around forever.

Source: Huffington Post, UK
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Revealed: Older sister cut out of George Harrison's will

Louise Harrison, the sister of George Harrison, is living in a very modest home in rural Missouri. She lives alone and manages a Beatles tribute band out of her home in Branson. She has been cut-off from the music legends will, and no longer has any contact with her sister-in-law Olivia or nephew Dhani.

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Beatles reunion almost for Ringo album 40 years ago today

It was the closest the Beatles ever got to reuniting in the studio, and Ringo Starr's third album, Ringo, released in the U.K. on Nov 23, 1973, went to the top of the charts. On the album, Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison gathered together with Billy Preston and Klaus Voormann to record the Lennon-composed "I'm The Greatest".

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
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
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Memorial to George Harrison planned by hospital in his home town

Plans are under way for a permanent memorial to George Harrison at Townlands Hospital in Henley-on-Thames, currently undergoing an 8.7m upgrade. The hospital's League of Friends plans to "create a lasting memorial to George Harrison within the proposed redevelopment". Harrison lived in the town until 2001.

Source: BBC News
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The coming of age of George Harrison

What began as a rock star's heartfelt response to a humanitarian disaster went on to become one of the most influential concerts in music history. A new article in GQ reveals how George Harrison turned a chaotic night in New York, and the years of financial haggling that followed, into the legacy of the Concert For Bangladesh.

Source: GQ Magazine, UK
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
ELO's Jeff Lynne on his career-changing introduction to George Harrison

For Jeff Lynne, meeting George Harrison led to a series of rock 'n' roll dream jobs, as he produced for Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, the Beatles, Paul McCartney and the Traveling Wilburys. It all started with an off-handed comment from Dave Edmunds, for whom Lynne had earlier written and produced "Slipping Away," a Top 40 hit in 1983.

Source: Something Else Reviews
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Photo: George Harrison as a boy in Dublin

The Beatles played their only Irish concerts fifty years ago this week, whipping up mass hysteria in Belfast and Dublin. Thirteen years earlier, there were no screaming teenage girls when a seven-year-old George Harrison strolled along O'Connell Street in Dublin, sporting what looks like an early version of the Beatles mop-top haircut.

Source: The Journal, Ireland
Friday, November 1, 2013
George Harrison releases first Beatles solo album 45 years ago

With the release of Wonderwall Music in November 1968, George Harrison was the first Beatle to step into the spotlight on his own. Recording sessions actually began a year earlier, when the Beatles were recording their annual Christmas message, with "India" and "Swordfencing," working titles that would be changed before release.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
George Harrison's musical legacy to be celebrated in NYC by Fab Faux

George Harrison's extraordinary musical career will be celebrated this coming Saturday at New York City's Beacon Theatre by the Fab Faux, dubbed "the greatest Beatles cover band." The Fab Faux will be joined onstage by special guest Jim Keltner, drummer for John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Source: Huffington Post Entertainment
Monday, October 21, 2013
Paul McCartney still marvels at George Harrison's songwriting growth

"John and I were writing; George and Ringo weren't," says Paul McCartney. Over time, of course, Harrison began grow by leaps and bounds as a songwriter. By 1969, he'd crafted a No. 1 single for the Beatles in "Something." Paul says, "But he'd never seemed that interested, I suppose, because John and I were kind of dominating it."

Source: Something Else Reviews
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

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