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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Nov 29, 2002: Concert For George honors Harrison

Rock and roll royalty assembled at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2002, for the Concert For George, one year to the day after George Harrison died of lung cancer at 58. Performers included his Beatles' mates, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, fellow Traveling Wilbury Tom Petty, Billy Preston and various members of Monty Python.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Help Ringo Starr support the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF

You can help spread some peace and love by using the Ringo Starr Facebook Frame and tagging 2 friends. The George Harrison Fund is a joint undertaking between the Harrison family and UNICEF USA, and supports programs that provide lifesaving assistance to children, including health, education, nutrition and emergency relief.

Source: U Discover Music
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Introducing George Harrison: The Ultimate Music Guide

Change has always been George Harrison's modus operandi. Not so much "the quiet one" as "the restless one", he always seemed to be looking for the next thing. You can read about many of those next things, Beatles, solo, Wilburys and more in the latest bookazine from Uncut, dedicated to his journey from The Beatles to Brainwashed.

Source: Uncut Magazine, UK
Friday, November 2, 2018
Nov 2, 1974: George Harrison first solo tour begins

On November 2, 1974, George Harrison performed at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver BC. It was called the "Dark Horse" tour after his current single and album of the same name that came out midway through the trek on December 2. Co-headlining was Dark Horse label artist Ravi Shankar, who the tour was intended to also promote.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Deer Tick covers George Harrison's Run of the Mill for new compilation

American alternative rock band Deer Tick is back with a fresh album of bonus tracks and alternate takes from their 2017 Mayonnaise LP, including a jangling cover of George Harrison's "Run of the Mill." Their version is thoughtful and straightforward, with a wall of layered guitars and a slightly pained vocal from Dennis Ryan.

Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, October 8, 2018
Traveling Wilburys 30th anniversary picture disc to be released

A 30th-anniversary 12-inch picture-disc reissue of The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 will be released on November 2. The group consisted of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. The A-side of the disc will feature the band's logo, and the B-side displays an Alberto Tolot photo of the Wilburys.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, September 24, 2018
George Harrison Hindu temple barn destroyed by fire

A temple which was donated by George Harrison has been saved from fire after flames ripped through another building at the spiritual retreat. The fire at Bhaktivedanta Manor in Aldenham, near Watford, happened on Friday. Its boss said the Hare Krishna temple had reopened but the hay barn had been completely destroyed.

Source: BBC News, UK
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
George Harrison's Beatles guitar sells for $452,000

A guitar used by George Harrison at the Beatles' last appearance at Liverpool's Cavern Club has been sold at auction for almost 350,000 (about $452,000). The Australian-made guitar was used by Harrison after he had originally borrowed it from a guitar shop in Manchester while his own Gretsch guitar was being repaired.

Source: BBC News, UK
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
George Harrison tribute at Blakefest 2018

The ten-piece All Things Must Pass Orchestra brings their tribute to the late George Harrison to the 2018 Blakefest in Bognor Regis in West Sussex, England, this weekend. Harrison singer and guitarist Alex Eberhard says, "If you talk to a lot of musicians, they will tell you that George was the most advanced of all The Beatles."

Source: Chichester Observer, UK
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
My Sweet Lord is Apple Records' most played track this century

George Harrison's number one single My Sweet Lord has topped a chart of the most played songs this century that were released on Apple Records. Harrison's only solo number one single has received more public airplay since 2000 than Imagine and Hey Jude, which was the first single released on the label in the UK 50 years ago.

Source: The Irish Examiner
Friday, August 24, 2018
Steve Perry gets blessing of Harrison's widow to reimagine I Need You

Former Journey singer Steve Perry has recorded a reimagined version of The Beatles' I Need You, written by George Harrison, for his upcoming solo album, "Traces". In a new interview, Perry tells about how he got to play his version for Harrison's widow Olivia, who told him, "George would have loved this version."

Source: Blabbermouth
Friday, August 3, 2018
George Harrison's guitar from final gig at the Cavern goes up for auction

A guitar from the Beatles last gig at the Cavern Club in 1963 is to be sold at auction. The guitar, an Australian-made Maton Mastersound MS-500 played by George Harrison in the summer of 1963 while his regular guitar underwent repairs, is expected to fetch between 300,000 (about $393,180) to 400,000 ($524,240) next month.

Source: NME, UK
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Ultimate Classic Rock to livestream Randy Bachman concert

Randy Bachman will play a special concert at the world-famous Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday, and Ultimate Classic Rock will livestream five songs from the show. Bachman's greatest hits will be interspersed with selections from his most recent album, By George by Bachman, a collection of songs written by George Harrison.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Phil Collins box set includes Paul McCartney and George Harrison

Phil Collins announced today the release of a box set of his collaborative highlights, covering more than four decades of work with other recording artists. The set, Plays Well With Others, features performances with classic rock stars including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and many more. It will be released on Sept. 28.

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Top Radio Hits in July 1973 include two former Beatles

As summer heated up in 1973, two former Beatles were among the artists dominating Top 40 radio. Just outside the Top 10 but flying up the charts, from #26 to #15, was Wings' Live and Let Die, as Paul McCartney's My Love was on its way down the chart at #8. George Harrison's second solo #1, Give Me Love, was #6 this week.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Pattie Boyd on the struggles of being married to George Harrison

In a new interview, Pattie Boyd has spoken about being married to George Harrison at the height of Beatlemania. She tells of seeing the Beatles in London, and George telling her she should leave before the end of the show. She said, "There were these girls behind me. They followed us out, and they were kicking me and pulling my hair."

Source: NME, UK
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
John Lennon hand-drawn birthday card to Pattie Boyd to sell for 12k

A rare quirky hand-drawn birthday card John Lennon made for George Harrison's wife is tipped to sell for 12,000 (about $15,800). Lennon drew the card, which shows five naked figures of himself sitting cross-legged, for Pattie Boyd's 24th birthday in 1968. At the time they were at a spiritual retreat in India together.

Source: The Express, UK
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Ringo Starr lands in Israel with message of peace and love

Ringo Starr landed in Israel Thursday afternoon ahead of two planned concerts in Tel Aviv. Starr arrived in the country and sent his fans a message of "Peace and Love," inviting them to attend the Saturday and Sunday shows. Starr will become the second former Beatle to perform in Israel, after Paul McCartney's shows there in 2008.

Related Articles  Source: The Jerusalem Post
Friday, June 15, 2018
Beatles solo albums ranked worst to best

In 1970, all four Beatles put out their own records, and Let It Be was finally released, to boot. In 1973, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both issued their most-heralded solo projects, in fact, McCartney released two. But as you'll see in this list of Beatles Solo Albums Ranked Worst to Best, however, it wasn't always so great.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Beatles Fan Club historian to speak at Beatles festival

Sara Schmidt, author of Happiness is Seeing The Beatles: The Beatles in St. Louis, will be one of the guest authors for Beatles at the Ridge Symposium, Sept. 15-16 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Schmidt will talk about new book she is writing about Beatles Fan Clubs and share the true story of George Harrison's days in Benton, IL in 1963.

Related Articles  Source: Beatles News
Monday, November 28, 2016
George Harrison 15th annual remembrance tomorrow in Hollywood

The 15th Anniversary George Harrison Public Memorial Remembrance will be held tomorrow at George's Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Fans of Harrison and the Beatles are invited to bring candles and flowers to place around his star. Fans are also invited to share songs, poems and personal remembrances at the event "open mic".

Source: Beatles News Blog
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
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

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