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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
George Harrison's Mercedes 500 SEL AMG goes up for sale

George Harrison's black-on-black Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL AMG will be up going up for grabs at an Anglia Car Auctions sale in the UK next January. George clearly loved his AMG as it is one of the few cars he kept for a long time, some 18 years. The car also made a brief cameo in the Beatles music video of Real Love.

Source: Yahoo! News, UK
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Beatle's car number plate expected to fetch thousands at auction

A Beatle's car numberplate that was first sold in Leeds in return for free haircuts could fetch thousands of pounds next month when it goes up for auction. The numberplate KMT 499C was removed from an Aston Martin DB5, once owned by the late George Harrison, by a mechanic at a dealership in Leeds in the early 1970s.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, UK
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Home in Venice owned by Dhani Harrison up for sale

In the canals of Venice, California, an architectural home with Beatles ties is looking to find a fan. Owned by Dhani Harrison, son of George Harrison, the waterfront residence is up for grabs at $3.99 million, that's $1.37 million more than he paid for it in 2008. The home includes spiral staircases, balconies and a rooftop deck.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Friday, April 19, 2019
When it became obvious George Harrison wouldn't miss The Beatles

Judging by the Let It Be film, Beatles tensions ran quite high through early 1969. A year later, the band would split up and start releasing solo albums. George Harrison's All Things Must Pass album grabbed No. 1 and held on for seven weeks in early 1971. A few years later, he'd say he had no interest in The Beatles anymore.

Source: Entertainment Cheat Sheet
Monday, April 15, 2019
Sculptor's tribute to Beatle who was old drinking buddy

Sculptor Clive Duncan has created a piece of work celebrating an old drinking acquaintance, George Harrison. The portrait sculpture, made of bronze, shows the musician with the long hair he sported for much of his later life. It took Mr Duncan four months to complete and will be on display at La Galleria in Pall Mall, London, in June.

Source: Henley Standard, UK
Friday, April 5, 2019
George Harrison sent Nixon angry telegram after immigration trouble

John Lennon wasn't the only Beatle to have problems with USA immigration, according to newly uncovered documents. George Harrison came to the States in March 1973 for the Apple meetings and to work on the Ringo album. Coming in from Pakistan, he was detained at the airport, according to Beatles researcher Chip Madinger.

Source: Billboard
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Paul McCartney's school exercise book sells for 46,800

A school book Paul McCartney used as a teenager has sold for 46,800 (about $61,800), nearly 10 times its estimate. Also at the auction, a pair of gold-rimmed glasses, without the lenses, worn by John Lennon, sold for 9,600 (about $12,680). A cassette tape of previously unheard George Harrison tracks went unsold.

Source: iTV, UK
George Harrison's sitar suffers unfortunate accident at London museum

George Harrison's sitar has been damaged in an "unfortunate accident" at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which is on loan there from Olivia Harrison. Following conservation assessment, one of the sitar's gourds was fully repaired in consultation with leading experts, and no permanent damage was sustained.

Source: Irish Examiner
Monday, March 18, 2019
Jeff Lynne's ELO picks Dhani Harrison as summer tour opener

Jeff Lynne has handpicked Dhani Harrison, the son of his old friend George Harrison, to serve as the opening act on all dates on Lynne's ELO North American tour this summer. The two collaborated on the production of George's final album, 2002's Brainwashed, which was finished after the former Beatle's death the year before.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Monday, March 11, 2019
Alan White reflects on his years playing with John Lennon and Yes

If Alan White's resume was limited to playing drums on John Lennon's Imagine and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, it would be pretty impressive. But about two years later, he was recruited by Yes to replace the outgoing Bill Bruford. He talks to Rolling Stone about his stint in John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band and his early days with Yes.

Source: Rolling Stone
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Documentary on George Harrison's HandMade Films in the works

The story of groundbreaking British film studio HandMade Films, which was founded by George Harrison and made such films as "Monty Python's Life of Brian," will be told in "An Accidental Studio," a feature documentary from AMC U.K. The film will bow on the British channel on May 4 and on AMC channels internationally later in the year.

Source: Variety
Monday, March 4, 2019
Yes drummer Alan White to appear at Fest for Beatles Fans

Drummer Alan White is best known as the longtime drummer for Yes, though his many other credits include John Lennon's Imagine and Live Peace in Toronto 1969 albums and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass. He'll be among the guests at this year's annual Fest for Beatles Fans, March 29-31 at Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.

Source: NJ Arts
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Photos of George Harrison and Ringo Starr to go on display

The great Memphis songwriter and musician Don Nix's collaborators included not only his colleagues at Stax and in Memphis, but such stars as George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr. This weekend, close to 40 of Nix's photographs of his famous friends and colleagues go on display at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Source: Commercial Appeal
Monday, February 25, 2019
Paul McCartney remembers George Harrison on his birthday

On what would have been his 76th birthday, Paul McCartney has paid tribute to his late Beatles bandmate George Harrison. Marking his birthday on February 25, Paul shared a black and white photograph on Twitter showing the pair performing together. Paul said in the tweet, "Happy birthday forever George, we love ya!"

Source: The Irish News
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Rare BBC Michael Jackson and George Harrison interview restored

Forty years ago, Michael Jackson and George Harrison walked into BBC Radio 1 and sat down to review the week's new releases. They spent the next 90 minutes discussing that, as well as the stories behind their own songs. The BBC discarded the show, keeping only a short clip. But now a rare recording has been found and restored.

Source: BBC, UK
Monday, December 31, 2018
George Harrison's Ding Dong, Ding Dong rings in the new year

George Harrison's song Ding Dong, Ding Dong was included on his 1974 album Dark Horse. Joining Harrison on the song are classic rock stars Alvin Lee, Jim Keltner, Ron Wood, Mick Jones, Gary Wright and Ringo Starr, plus Beatles pal Klaus Voormann. It's always worked as a way to herald the beginning of a new year.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, December 21, 2018
George Harrison's Mercedes to go up for auction

George Harrisons's black-on-black Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL AMG will be up for grabs at an Anglia Car Auctions sale in January. George kept the Mercedes for 18 years, and covered over 30,000 miles in the car before passing it on to fellow musician Ray Cooper. The car also made a brief cameo in the Beatles' Real Love music video.

Source: Auto Classics
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Beatles unseen 1968 photos coming from Pattie Boyd

A rare group of photographs documenting the Beatles' historic visit to Rishikesh, India, in 1968 have surfaced in a portfolio compiled by Pattie Boyd, the former wife of George Harrison. 12 of the 16 black-and-whte photographs in "Pattie Boyd and The Beatles in Rishikesh" have never been exhibited.

Source: Best Classic Bands
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.

Source: Best Classic Bands
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, 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

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