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Monday, February 19, 2018
How the Beatles in India changed America

The Maharishi supposedly didn't know who the Beatles were when he met them in 1967, but he knew they were very famous, so he invited them all to a ten-day conference in Bangor, Wales. It was there that the four men became devotees, and the plan emerged to spend a few months in early 1968 at Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh.

Source: Rolling Stone
George Harrison's song lyrics unveiled in Tokyo

The I Me Mine exhibition of George Harrison's handwritten song lyrics, faithfully reproduced in facsimile, and rare photographs from the Harrison Estate has now opened in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition will run from February 17 to March 11, and will include a special event this Sunday, February 25, for George Harrison's 75th birthday.

Source: Genesis Publications
The Traveling Wilburys to come together again on stage

An tantalising glimpse of five of the very best rock legends on stage together is coming to Rhyl, Wales this weekend. The Traveling Wilburys perform live together again, as Paul Hopkins as the iconic Roy Orbison leads the very best tributes to Tom Petty, George Harrison, ELO's Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan at The Pavilion Theatre.

Source: Rhyl Journal, UK
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Banned by Beatles' label, Brute Force making music and telling the story

Brute Force caught the attention of the Beatles, but their label wouldn't give him a chance. George Harrison loved their song which contained a lyric that sounded like a curse word, and even added strings to the track. 1,000 singles were pressed, but Capitol/EMI, the Beatles' U.S. distributor, refused to release it in the States.

Source: Central Jersey
Friday, February 9, 2018
New Eric Clapton documentary makes its US TV debut Saturday on Showtime

The new rock documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars gets its U.S. TV premiere Saturday, February 10, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. The documentary features extensive interviews with Clapton, as well as with his family members, friends, musical heroes and collaborators, either in new or archival footage, including George Harrison.

Source: WFJA FM
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Concert For George coming to theaters

To honor George Harrison on his 75th birthday, the legendary 2002 tribute event, Concert For George, is getting a special limited theatrical run, beginning February 20, in advance of its release in a variety of home entertainment formats. The performance has already been booked into more than 75 theaters in the U.S. and Canada.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Randy Bachman releasing new album paying homage to George Harrison

Founding Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive rocker Randy Bachman salutes the music of the late George Harrison on a new studio album called By George By Bachman, out on March 2. It features reworked versions of Harrison-penned Beatles songs, as well as one tune each from George's solo career and The Traveling Wilburys.

Source: WFJA 105.5
Friday, February 2, 2018
Post-Beatles: 10 great solo albums by John, Paul, George and Ringo

The Beatles, as a group, revolutionized popular music, and left behind a body of work that will endure for centuries. The solo recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo have been spottier, but still, at their best, each has produced superb albums that sit handsomely alongside the catalog of their former band.

Source: Gibson
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Long Island venues celebrate George Harrison's 75th birthday

Two Long Island, New York, venues are gearing up to celebrate George Harrison's 75th birthday. This Friday, his music will be performed at "All Those Years Ago" at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, and on Feb. 9 and 10, the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor puts the spotlight on Harrison for its fifth annual Beatles weekend.

Source: Newsday
Monday, January 29, 2018
Concert for George photography book captures iconic images

A new limited edition book tells George Harrison's story from The Beatles to the Concert for George. The new book "Concert for George" from Genesis includes rare and behind-the-scenes photos of the rock stars, classical musicians and comedians to commemorate the first anniversary of Harrison's death.

Related Articles  Source: Den of Geek
Video: Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney at the Concert For George

To honor George Harrison on his 75th birthday, the legendary 2002 tribute event, Concert For George, is being released as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set. On Friday, a video clip was released of the performance of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, featuring Clapton, McCartney, Starr, Lynne and Dhani Harrison.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, January 26, 2018
Peter Frampton's reissue of Grammy award-winning Fingerprints out now

The reissue of Fingerprints from legendary guitarist Peter Frampton is out today. The Grammy Award-winning guitarist remains one of the most celebrated artists in rock history, his session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Ringo Starr and John Entwistle.

Source: Grateful Web
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Dhani Harrison scores new documentary

This past weekend, MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A., the long-awaited M.I.A. documentary, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Recently, Variety shared a new poster for the film. The poster revealed that the movie was scored by Dhani Harrison (George Harrison's son) and Paul Hicks, Dhani's bandmate in Thenewno2.

Source: Pitchfork
Monday, January 22, 2018

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Pattie Boyd reveals George Harrison was her true love

Pattie Boyd, the sixties model who was married to George Harrison and had an affair with Eric Clapton, has spoken of what it was like to be at the heart of music's most toxic love triangle. In an interview, she was asked, who was the love of her life. She replied, "I think George. He was always very loving. Even after we split he was always my friend."

Source: The Mirror, UK
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Concert For George Harrison gets massive reissue

To honor George Harrison on his 75th birthday, the legendary 2002 Concert For George is being released as a Limited Edition Deluxe 10-disc Box Set and made available for the first time on vinyl, as a 4-LP Box Set, on Feb. 23. The Deluxe Box Set, limited worldwide to 1,000, features the complete sound and film recordings from the concert.

Related Articles  Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Review: Fender George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster

Almost 50 years since The Beatles brought London's West End to a standstill with a free concert on the roof of their Apple building, and where George Harrison debuted an unusual dark-brown Telecaster, Fender is issuing a limited edition model to honor George, the gig and that guitar, which has become hugely collectable.

Source: Music Radar
Monday, January 15, 2018
Video: The top uses of George Harrison Songs in movies or TV

George Harrison was considered to be the quiet Beatle, but when George lit out on his own in the late 60's it was as though a wellspring had suddenly opened. His music lives on in solo albums, and in movies like American Made and Guardians of the Galaxy, and in TV shows like This Is US, and American Idol.

Source: TV Overmind
Monday, January 8, 2018
Beatles tribute concert to celebrate the music of George Harrison

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced two Beatles tribute nights celebrating George Harrison's 75th birthday, on February 9 and February 10. Bay Street Theater a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center, this will be their 5th Annual Beatles weekend.

Source: Broadway World
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
December 20, 1971: Concert For Bangladesh LP released

The Concert for Bangladesh took place at Madison Square Garden on August 1, 1971. It would be George Harrison's first major live appearance since the Beatles quit touring, and it would go down as one of the greatest evenings of classic rock in history. The Concert for Bangladesh recording was released on December 20, 1971.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Drummer Alan White remembers playing with 2 Beatles before joining Yes

In a new interview, drummer Alan White talked about appearing on two albums with former Beatles before joining Yes, John Lennon's Imagine (1971) and George Harrison's All Things Must Pass (1970) and Radha Krsna Temple (1971). He said, "I played with John, and I played with George. They were landmark albums."

Source: Ultimate Guitar
Friday, December 1, 2017

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack nominated for a Grammy

The soundtrack for James Gunn's Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been nominated for a Grammy Award. The album, which includes classic tunes from Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, and more, also includes My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. The 60th Grammy Awards will air live from New York on Jan. 28.

Source: Comic Book.com
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Remembering George Harrison: Appearing on Dick Cavett Show in 1971

Today marks 16 years since The Beatles guitarist George Harrison sadly passed away at the age of 58. Just over 46 years ago on November 23, 1971, Harrison was a guest on The Dick Cavett Show, along with Gary Wright, who previously appeared on George's 1970 double album All Things Must Pass, and Ravi Shankar.

Source: Jambase
George Harrison video trove now available online

With little fanfare, dozens of George Harrison videos have been posted to YouTube, including live performances, videos for studio recordings, interviews, rehearsals and more. Though there is no explaination why the videos have been posted at this time, the date they were uploaded, today, marked the 15th anniversary of his death.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Listen: Albert Hammond Jr. combines Christmas and George Harrison Warning: Page opens with sound

Albert Hammond Jr. has reimagined "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot" as part of Amazon's annual Indie for the Holidays music series. Midway through the track, the Strokes guitarist segues into the chorus from George Harrison's 1970 hit My Sweet Lord, and then veers back into the original song structure.

Source: Rolling Stone
Monday, November 27, 2017
Listen: Dhani Harrison on NPR's World Cafe

On World Cafe on NPR, Dhani Harrison shares happy memories of his dad sending dad jokes by fax to his friends (apparently a dad joke is still a dad joke, even if your dad is a Beatle). He also shares a harrowing memory from the hospital on the night an attempt was made on his parents' lives. And he performs live music from In///Parallel.

Related Articles  Source: NPR

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