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Friday, January 15, 2021
Olivia Harrison in hospital with Covid-19

Earlier this week, Olivia Harrison revealed that she is hospitalized with Covid-19 but is on the mend. In a post on January 10 to her Instagram, the 72-year-old widow of George Harrison said, "Redesigning my hospital room curtain. Unlucky to get covid but on the mend. Gratitude to all the selfless carers."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, January 1, 2021
Paul McCartney says he speaks to George Harrison through a tree

Paul McCartney says he's been talking to George Harrison, as he believes his spirit has inhabited a tree at his home, which Harrison gave to him as a gift. Paul said, "George was very into horticulture, a really good gardener, so he gave me a tree as a present...George has entered that tree, for me. I hope he's happy with that."

Source: The Daily Mail, UK
George Harrison's guitar sold for staggering sum after Antiques Roadshow

A rare guitar that was owned by George Harrison sold for a huge price, following an appearance on the Antiques Roadshow. The fretless guitar made by Bartells of California was a prototype and is believed to be the only one that was ever made. At auction, it sold for 240,000 (about $328,200) to an unknown bidder.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, December 11, 2020
How George Harrison and Ravi Shankar collaborated

The Beatles broke up in 1970, after which many of them collaborated with famous artists, one of the least likely collaborations came between George Harrison and the sitar player Ravi Shankar. George and Ravi met in London in June 1966, and later that year George went to India to learn sitar from the master.

Source: The Express, UK
Monday, December 7, 2020
Paul McCartney says new film proves Beatles split wasn't his fault

Paul McCartney is praising an upcoming documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, for reaffirming that the band's break up was not his fault. For instance, in one infamous moment McCartney confronted George Harrison about his guitar playing, but Paul believes the updated version now better reflects the band's culture at the time.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Friday, December 4, 2020
Billie Eilish unveils cover of The Beatles' Something

Billie Eilish has shared her cover of The Beatles' Something. The teen sensation unveiled her tender take on the 1969 George Harrison ballad and has given it a 2020 update. It's not the first time Billie Eilish has taken on a Beatles track, previously covering Yesterday for the 2020 Oscars' In Memoriam segment.

Source: Radio X, UK
Friday, November 27, 2020
George Harrison's All Things Must Pass to get 50th anniversary release

The George Harrison Estate has released a 2020 stereo mix of the title cut from Harrison's landmark solo album All Things Must Pass in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The new mix "is just a taste of more things to come in 2021 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of my father's legendary album," says Dhani Harrison.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, November 20, 2020
Here's where George Harrison's Aston Martin DB5 is now

One of George Harrison's prized possessions was his iconic Aston Martin DB5, Harrison purchased one in 1965. A decade after the Beatles star passed away, his vintage Aston Martin was sold at an auction in London. The classic vintage car was auctioned off for a mammoth price, reportedly around $550,000.

Source: Hot Cars
Flashback: Bob Dylan sings Yesterday with George Harrison in 1970

On May 1st, 1970, just weeks after the world learned that the Beatles were breaking up, George Harrison and Bob Dylan met up in New York City. They were to start work on Dylan's album New Morning, but soon they switched gears and started jamming on old favorites without any thought that the results would ever be heard by the public.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, October 30, 2020
Ethan Hawke to star in film about George Harrison

Ethan and Maya Hawke will both star in a film in which Maya will portray a teen who's determined to lose her virginity to George Harrison. Revolver, which is being helmed by Finding Nemo co-director Andrew Stanton, will see Ethan and Maya portray father and daughter in the '60s-set romantic comedy.

Source: NME, UK
Beatles and comics collection sells for 170k

A treasure trove of rare and valuable items, including Beatles memorabilia and vintage comics, has gone for 170,000 (about $220,100) at auction. The collection consisted of more than 60,000 items. During the the four-day auction, a Rickenbacker guitar sold for 1,450 and a book and record set signed by George Harrison made 750.

Source: BBC News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Terry Gilliam credits George Harrison for saving his movie career

George Harrison became an honorary member of Monty Python after the Beatles split, according to Terry Gilliam. George struck up an unlikely friendship with the British comedy troupe, made up of Terry, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones, and even bankrolled their most famous film, 1979's Life of Brian.

Source: Metro, UK
Friday, September 4, 2020
McCartney shares childhood pic with George Harrison and Ivan Vaughan

Before The Beatles, John Lennon formed The Quarrymen in 1956. A year later Paul McCartney joined, before George Harrison in 1958. Lennon's childhood friend Ivan Vaughan introduced him to McCartney on July 6, 1957. Now Sir Paul McCartney has shared a touching childhood photograph with Ivan Vaughan and George Harrison in 1958.

Source: True Hollywood Talk
Monday, August 3, 2020
The photo of how Eric Clapton fell in love with Pattie Boyd

A photo of blues guitarist Eric Clapton and lead guitarist of The Beatles George Harrison, taken by Harrison's wife Pattie Boyd, who turned out to be the biggest love of Clapton has been posted to Instagram. As you might know,Clapton and Harrison were the parts of a love triangle with English model and photographer Pattie.

Source: Metalhead Zone
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.

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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
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

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