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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
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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, 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
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

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