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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Top selling albums of 1972 includes George Harrison

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists dominated the list of 1972's top-selling albums in the U.S., compiled by the former music industry trade magazine, Record World. Released just four months after the August 1971 concerts, George Harrison's The Concert for Bangladesh live triple album reached #1 on the list.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
April 10, 1956: Fender Stratocaster was patented

The Fender Stratocaster guitar has been lit on fire and obliterated to splinters by Jimi Hendrix, bestowed upon George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Pete Townshend and by God...also known as Eric Clapton. 62 years ago, Leo Fender got a patent for the legendary axe, one of the most recognizable icons of rock, on this day in 1956.

Source: WROR FM, Boston
Monday, April 2, 2018
Looking Back: Top selling albums of 1971

Recordings made by some of the biggest classic rock artists of the era dominated the list of 1971's top-selling albums in the U.S. The chart, compiled Record World, features several all-time classics, including George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Paul and Linda McCartney's Ram, and two by John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band and Imagine.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Friday, March 30, 2018
Video: Never Shout Never's stunning cover of the Beatles' Something

The mastermind of Never Shout Never, Christofer Drew's next project, All For Love, is a covers album of love songs recorded with keyboardist Tof Hoglen at the House of Blues in Nashville. Last week, Drew released a version of Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender, today, his beautiful take on the Beatles' Something appeared on the internet.

Source: Alt Press
One of Bob Dylan's famed going electric guitars is headed to auction

The Fender Telecaster from Bob Dylan's 1966 infamous "Electric" tour, where he played live with a backing band for the first time, is going up for auction on May 19. The guitar, which was owned by The Band's Robbie Robertson and later played by both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000.

Source: Guitar World
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
March 27, 1979: Eric Clapton marries Pattie Boyd

Your best friend has just told you he plans to marry your ex-wife. You a) Punch him in the mouth and tell him you never want to see him again, or b) Give him your blessing and attend the wedding? When Eric Clapton did it to George Harrison, friends since the '60s, George said, "I'd rather she was with him than some dope."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, March 26, 2018
Top Selling Albums of 1973 include Beatles and two solo LPs

Records made by some of the biggest artists of the era dominated 1973's top-selling albums in the U.S on the chart compiled by former music industry trade magazine, Record World. George Harrison's Living in the Material World was #19, Paul McCartney and Wings' Red Rose Speedway was #16, and The Beatles: 1967-70 came in at #12.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Pattie Boyd to speak in Sydney and Melbourne

Pattie Boyd, the former wife of George Harrison and then Eric Clapton, will appear in speaking engagements in Sydney and Melbourne in May. She will hold an exhibition of her photographic works at the Blender Gallery in Sydney, from May 5 to June 2, and will attend a special launch at the gallery on May 11.

Source: Noise 11, Australia
The quiet Beatle once made some noise in Illinois

Super-Beatle fan Robert Bartel's 1999 documentary "A Beatle in Benton, Illinois," which details a single fortnight visit to the southern Illinois town in 1963 by 20-year-old George Harrison in order to see his married sister, has bizarrely managed to win a best documentary Oscar 19 years after the film's initial release.

Source: Illinois Times
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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