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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
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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.

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.

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.

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
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Mayor of Henley proposes a tribute George Harrison would love

The Mayor of Henley has proposed a George Harrison memorial garden. Councillor Lorraine Hillier made the suggestion on last week. "I would like to see a garden for George Harrison rather than a statue," she said. Olivia Harrison has said the idea of statue didn't appeal to her. George Harrison moved to Friar Park, Henley in the Seventies.

Source: Henley Standard, UK
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Fifth Beatle Billy Preston topped Billboard chart 42 years ago today

On July 7, 1973, Billy Preston's single "Will It Go Round in Circles" hit number one on the Billboard charts. When Preston was fifteen, he went on tour with Little Richard, he met George Harrison at a concert in Hamburg, Germany, and they became life-long friends. That lead to Preston being invited to the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

Source: Houston Chronicle
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Olivia Harrison supports auction to save Asian elephants in India

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have launched an ambitious fund-raising drive for conservation of Asian elephants in India with a royal auction of auto-rickshaws in London. An exquisite "Calcutta 74" rickshaw created by Indian fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee was bought by Olivia Harrison for 55,000.

Source: New Indian Express
Monday, June 29, 2015
Peter Frampton reissue includes emotional George Harrison tribute

After an incredible run through the 1970s, Peter Frampton reemerged in 1986, these albums, including his album called "Now" will be rereleased in August and September. On "Now," Frampton pays tribute to his then recently departed friend George Harrison with a searing, emotional cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Source: Noise 11
Friday, June 19, 2015
Video: James Taylor recalls nervous Beatles audition for Apple Records

In 1968, James Taylor signed a contract with the Beatles' new label, Apple, making his self-titled debut LP the company's first release from a non-British artist. But securing that lucrative deal was intimidating for the then-unknown singer-songwriter, who auditioned for Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
George Harrison tribute to play at Festival of Chichester

George Harrison's fabulous musical legacy lives on in the band All Things Must Pass, fronted by Austrian-born jazz drummer Alex Eberhard. They will be featured at the Festival of Chichester on June 17. Eberhard, a George Harrison fan since he was 13, says he believes that as a song-writer, Harrison was very much underrated.

Source: West Sussex Today, UK
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Unique Beatles memorabilia including John Lennon suit for sale on eBay

A suit worn by John Lennon and a musical instrument once owned by both George Harrison and George Formby, both valued at 100,000 each (about $153,400), are among Beatles-related items up for sale on auction site eBay. The items have been previously been on display in The Beatles Story in Liverpool from 2011 to May 2015.

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
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
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar George Harrison box set available next week

On October 19th, Dark Horse Records/Rhino Entertainment will release Ravi Shankar George Harrison Collaborations, a 3 CD and 1 DVD uniquely numbered limited edition box set. The DVD is a rare concert performance of the Ravi Shankar's Music Festival From India recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1974.

Source: Beatles News
Sunday, January 17, 2010
George Harrison's nephew passes away

Gordon Caldwell, George Harrison's nephew, and son of Louise Harrison, this morning, Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at the age of 52. Louise said, "Gordon, like his uncle George Harrison, was a very spiritual person and was a siddha".

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Liverpool George Harrison exhibition wows fans

George Harrison was always known as the "quiet Beatle" but he outshines John, Paul and Ringo in this unique exhibition "For George" in George's hometown of Liverpool. This one of a kind exhibition features the largest collection of rare George Harrison memorabilia ever displayed and charges no admission.

Source: Beatles News
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
New George Harrison solo hits collection June 16

As George Harrison is celebrated today with a new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Capitol/EMI announces Harrison's first ever career-spanning solo hits collection, Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison. Available June 16, it will feature digitally remastered tracks in deluxe packaging with previously unseen and rare photos.

Source: Beatles News

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