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Monday, April 6, 2020
Jenny Boyd on life with the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac

Along with her sister Pattie, who was married to George Harrison before running off with Eric Clapton, Jenny Boyd was swept along in the new music, fashion and free love culture, making her way from the fashionable haunts of London's Carnaby Street and Chelsea, to the flower power movement in San Francisco and the meditation centres of India.

Source: The Argus, UK
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Friday, March 27, 2020
Video: Dhani Harrison covers George Harrison's The Inner Light

Dhani Harrison has released his own version of The Inner Light. Dhani announced, "The Material World Foundation, created by George Harrison in 1973, is today donating $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children, and Doctors Without Borders, which are providing much needed aid and care during this COVID-19 pandemic".

Related Articles  Source: Noise 11
Friday, March 6, 2020
Beatles passed on song that became George Harrison's last #1 hit

Got My Mind Set on You was one of the biggest hits of George Harrison's post-Beatles career. What many fans don't know is it's a cover of a song from the 1960s. The Beatles could have released their own rendition, but John Lennon and Paul McCartney were less interested in covers when they could create hits of their own.

Source: Cheat Sheet
Monday, March 2, 2020
Antiques Roadshow values Beatles-owned guitar at 400,000

The BBC antiques-appraising programme Antiques Roadshow has valued a guitar once owned by Beatles stars George Harrison and John Lennon at 400,000 (about $510,500). The current owner of the prototype fretless model guitar is a former session musician, who revealed that he was given it because he could play it better than Harrison.

Source: Guitar.com
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Student debuts play based on George Harrison

To Boston's Suffolk University senior Alice Byrne, there was something in the way George Harrison moved her, with a lifetime of music she found inspirational enough to turn into an original play. Byrne wrote and directed "Here Comes The Moon," which will debut at the Sullivan Studio theater on Friday as part of the Suffolk Spotlight Series.

Source: The Suffolk Journal, Boston
Dhani Harrison to open 2020 ELO tour again

Jeff Lynne has revealed the opening act for his upcoming 2020 tour of Europe and U.K, Dhani Harrison. The 15 dates, dubbed the "From Out of Nowhere Tour," are Jeff Lynne's ELO first European and U.K. dates since 2018. There was no mention of any North American dates, the band did a run there last summer.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Video: George Harrison performing Something at his last ever concert

George Harrison's last full concert took place at the Royal Albert Hall just a few days before the British General Election in 1992, the evening a benefit concert for the National Law Party. As such, Harrison banned all commercial filming of the performance but luckily the touching performance of his 1971 tune Something has surfaced online.

Source: Far Out Magazine
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
George Harrison song that had Beatles rolling their eyes in the studio

While George Harrison was working on his songwriting, he wasn't getting much help from the other Beatles. Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick backs up that account in the book, "Here, There and Everywhere." George faced more criticism than usual when he introduced "Only a Northern Song" in the studio, and then also with "Within You Without You".

Source: Cheat Sheet
Monday, January 6, 2020
Special Report: George Harrison's HandMade Films saluted in Hollywood

An exclusive in-depth report with pix, video and music of the private party held recently in L.A. at the launch of the film festival celebrating the 40th anniversary of George Harrison's film company. Friends of George attending included Pete Townshend, Peter Asher, Tim Rice, Jim Keltner, Martin Lewis, and Laurence Juber.

Source: This Small Planet
Monday, December 16, 2019
Remembering the moment George Harrison joined Deep Purple in 1984

35 years ago, one of the founders of heavy metal, Deep Purple were joined on stage by their longtime friend and Beatles guitarist George Harrison to deliver a stunning jam in Sydney, Australia. The connection between them clearly runs very deep, which you can see in this footage in which Harrison joins the band for a special performance.

Source: Far Out Magazine
Friday, November 29, 2019
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. Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Lynne were the musical directors. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, fellow Traveling Wilbury Tom Petty, and Billy Preston performed.

Source: Best Classic Bands
George Harrison remembered with brief video

On November 29, 2016, with little fanfare, dozens of George Harrison videos were uploaded to YouTube, on the 15th anniversary of his death. On November 29, 2019, a brief clip titled "Remembering George," of Harrison on the grounds of his home in Friar Park in 1999 was posted to the channel, on the 18th anniversary of his passing.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, November 22, 2019
Elton John recalls how George Harrison helped him during drugs battle

Elton John has opened up about how George Harrison helped him during his long battle with drug addiction. In an interview with Cris Evans on Virgin Radio, Elton was asked what the "best piece of advice" was that Harrison gave him. "Stop putting that marching powder up your nose," John laughed.

Source: NME, UK
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
ELO'S Jeff Lynne on the band's comeback and the Beatles

Singer-songwriter-producer Jeff Lynne is having fun with the resurgence of Electrical Mild Orchestra within the final 5 years when the '70s British classical rockers began touring once more and launched two new studio albums. In a new interview, he talks about working with George Harrison and the Beatles, and the Traveling Wilburys.

Source: Herald Publicist
Friday, November 1, 2019
Ringo Starr reveals tragic last days of George Harrison

During a recent interview with Rolling Stones magazine, The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has made a very emotional statement about the death of his bandmate, George Harrison. "I'm emotional now thinking of him forty years ago talking about me on his tape and thinking of me. It was far out, I didn't know how to act."

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.

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
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

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