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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
George Harrison's movie career inspires HandMade film festival

George Harrison's post-Beatles career as a film producer, composer and occasional actor will be celebrated over the course of a 10-day film festival next month. Focusing on the output from Harrison's HandMade Films studio, the festival will run October 10 to 20 at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Source: Los Angeles Times
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Randy Bachman on why he loves George Harrison and The Beatles

In a new article, Randy Bachman says, "The Beatles changed the world, but they also changed every band. And for me, that was because I got to sing the George Harrison songs with The Guess Who. I'd wait for a new Beatles album to come out, so I could learn the George song. George played guitar like me, like a violin player."

Source: Louder Sound
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Beatle's son gets lift from ELO

George Harrison's son Dhani is now 41 and his performing career recently got a big lift when his five-man band opened as the front act for Jeff Lynne's ELO 20-city US tour that ended in Pittsburgh last Aug. 1. Lynne worked closely with George throughout his solo career and from 1987 to 1991 with the Traveling Wilburys supergroup.

Source: The Philippine Star
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Looking Back: The Concert For Bangladesh

It started with a plea from one friend to another. George Harrison had been close to the legendary Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar since the mid-'60s, when he first sought an expert to teach him to play the multi-stringed Indian sitar. Shankar, the acknowledged world master of the instrument, was from Bangladesh.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, July 8, 2019
50 years since the Beatles released Here Comes the Sun

It's been 50 years sinceHere Comes the Sun was released by Apple Records. As George Harrison said in the Beatles Anthology, while on a break from a business meeting, he took a stroll through the garden outside Eric Clapton's home and wrote this song about how good spring feels after a dreary English winter.

Source: Minnesota Public Radio
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The story behind George Harrison's Rosewood Telecaster

Fifty years back, on January 30, 1969, George Harrison stepped on to the roof of Apple in London and plugged in a Fender Telecaster. Famously, it would be The Beatles' last ever public performance. Not quite so famously, his guitar was an unusual model, a new Rosewood Telecaster that he'd recently received from Fender.

Source: Reverb
Friday, June 21, 2019
Video: Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison sing Wilburys' favorite

Jeff Lynne opened his North American tour last night with a 20-song show in Anahem, Calif. The performance was his first since he completed a European tour last October. Eight songs in, Lynne welcomed Dhani Harrison, son of Lynne's friend and bandmate, George Harrison, to perform the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
George Harrison's guitar expected to auction for $380k

A guitar played by George Harrison while The Beatles were in Hamburg is set to fetch 300,000 (about $379,700) at auction in London on June 12. Harrison recalled going, aged 16, with Paul McCartney to buy the guitar in Liverpool in 1959. His mother had to sign the purchase agreement which was later paid off by Brian Epstein.

Source: Metro News, UK
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
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, 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
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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