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Friday, November 20, 2020
Here's where George Harrison's Aston Martin DB5 is now

One of George Harrison's prized possessions was his iconic Aston Martin DB5, Harrison purchased one in 1965. A decade after the Beatles star passed away, his vintage Aston Martin was sold at an auction in London. The classic vintage car was auctioned off for a mammoth price, reportedly around $550,000.

Source: Hot Cars
Flashback: Bob Dylan sings Yesterday with George Harrison in 1970

On May 1st, 1970, just weeks after the world learned that the Beatles were breaking up, George Harrison and Bob Dylan met up in New York City. They were to start work on Dylan's album New Morning, but soon they switched gears and started jamming on old favorites without any thought that the results would ever be heard by the public.

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, October 30, 2020
Ethan Hawke to star in film about George Harrison

Ethan and Maya Hawke will both star in a film in which Maya will portray a teen who's determined to lose her virginity to George Harrison. Revolver, which is being helmed by Finding Nemo co-director Andrew Stanton, will see Ethan and Maya portray father and daughter in the '60s-set romantic comedy.

Source: NME, UK
Beatles and comics collection sells for 170k

A treasure trove of rare and valuable items, including Beatles memorabilia and vintage comics, has gone for 170,000 (about $220,100) at auction. The collection consisted of more than 60,000 items. During the the four-day auction, a Rickenbacker guitar sold for 1,450 and a book and record set signed by George Harrison made 750.

Source: BBC News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Terry Gilliam credits George Harrison for saving his movie career

George Harrison became an honorary member of Monty Python after the Beatles split, according to Terry Gilliam. George struck up an unlikely friendship with the British comedy troupe, made up of Terry, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones, and even bankrolled their most famous film, 1979's Life of Brian.

Source: Metro, UK
Friday, September 4, 2020
McCartney shares childhood pic with George Harrison and Ivan Vaughan

Before The Beatles, John Lennon formed The Quarrymen in 1956. A year later Paul McCartney joined, before George Harrison in 1958. Lennon's childhood friend Ivan Vaughan introduced him to McCartney on July 6, 1957. Now Sir Paul McCartney has shared a touching childhood photograph with Ivan Vaughan and George Harrison in 1958.

Source: True Hollywood Talk
Monday, August 3, 2020
The photo of how Eric Clapton fell in love with Pattie Boyd

A photo of blues guitarist Eric Clapton and lead guitarist of The Beatles George Harrison, taken by Harrison's wife Pattie Boyd, who turned out to be the biggest love of Clapton has been posted to Instagram. As you might know,Clapton and Harrison were the parts of a love triangle with English model and photographer Pattie.

Source: Metalhead Zone
Thursday, July 2, 2020
The #1 singles of 1971 include former Beatles

In 1971, only 3 songs stayed at the top for four weeks or more. No less than 31 singles reached #1 that year, including a nifty feat by the members of the Beatles. Singles that year included George Harrison's My Sweet Lord, John Lennon's Imagine, Paul McCartney's Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey and Ringo Starr's It Don't Come Easy.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, June 5, 2020
Guitar previously owned by a Beatle worth a staggering amount of money

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could play one of the guitars once owned by members of the Beatles? BBC's Antique Roadshow valued the guitar previously owned by George Harrison and John Lennon at a hefty price. It's safe to say you'll probably never own it, but hey, one can dream, right?

Source: Gent Side, 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.

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
Friday, October 28, 2011
George Harrison Tribute Concert at Hofstra University next Friday

To celebrate the music and spiritualism of pop superstar George Harrison, The Godfrey Townsend Band, with musicians from the Alan Parsons Project, will join the Indian kirtan ensemble, Gauravani and Kindred Spirits, to perform "Here Comes the Sun" - The Musical, Mystical Journey of George Harrison at Hofstra University next Friday.

Source: Beatles News
Monday, March 21, 2011
Legendary Concert for George released on Blu-ray tomorrow

The legendary tribute concert, Concert for George, will be released for the first time ever on Blu-ray on March 22. The 2-disc Blu-ray will include the complete concert, with a second disc containing the original theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes footage.

Source: Beatles News
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Ravi Shankar George Harrison box set available next week

On October 19th, Dark Horse Records/Rhino Entertainment will release Ravi Shankar George Harrison Collaborations, a 3 CD and 1 DVD uniquely numbered limited edition box set. The DVD is a rare concert performance of the Ravi Shankar's Music Festival From India recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1974.

Source: Beatles News
Sunday, January 17, 2010
George Harrison's nephew passes away

Gordon Caldwell, George Harrison's nephew, and son of Louise Harrison, this morning, Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at the age of 52. Louise said, "Gordon, like his uncle George Harrison, was a very spiritual person and was a siddha".

Source: Beatles News
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Liverpool George Harrison exhibition wows fans

George Harrison was always known as the "quiet Beatle" but he outshines John, Paul and Ringo in this unique exhibition "For George" in George's hometown of Liverpool. This one of a kind exhibition features the largest collection of rare George Harrison memorabilia ever displayed and charges no admission.

Source: Beatles News

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