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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.

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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

Dhani Harrison
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.

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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
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.

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Today in Rock History: George Harrison's solo masterpiece

On this date in 1970, George Harrison released his first solo album after the dissolution of The Beatles, the 3-LP masterwork, All Things Must Pass. Produced by "Wall of Sound" producer Phil Spector, including the hits My Sweet Lord and What Is Life, it revealed how deep Harrison's talents ran and resulted in substantial record sales.

Source: Creative Loafing, Tampa
Friday, November 24, 2017
Dhani Harrison, the caretaker of dad George Harrison's legacy

It was only after his after his dad died in late 2001 that Dhani Harrison turned to music as more than an avid hobby. He and ELO leader Jeff Lynne oversaw the completion of 2002's "Brainwashed," and the same year saw Dhani act as a driving force in the all-star "Concert for George" tribute show at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Source: San Diego Tribune
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
All-star New Orleans tribute to George Harrison's All Things Must Pass

On Saturday in New Orleans, local blues and roots music guitarist Marc Stone will serve as music director for an especially ambitious live performance of a All Things Must Pass, the 1970 triple-LP that established George Harrison's post-Beatles bonafides as a credible solo artist. A cast of 18 musicians will recreate the intricate album.

Source: The New Orleans Advocate
Monday, November 13, 2017
Bob Dylan's Bangladesh guitar sells for $396,000 at auction

The guitar Bob Dylan played at the Concert for Bangladesh and during his Rolling Thunder Revue, a 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar, sold at auction Saturday to an anonymous buyer for $396,000, nearly $100,000 more than its expected top bid. Bob Dylan's guitar repairman bought the guitar from Dylan 1977 for $500.

Related Articles  Source: Rolling Stone
35 Years Ago: George Harrison looks inward on Gone Troppo, then disappears

Gone Troppo was a notable flop. The project, actually, could be favorably compared with the pastoral joys of John Lennon's earlier Double Fantasy, though it never is. Instead, Gone Troppo, which Harrison never toured behind, sunk to the bottom of his discography as the last, ever-forgotten album on a miserable contract with Warners Bros.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Bob Dylan's historic 1963 Martin Guitar goes on sale

A historic 1963 Martin that Bob Dylan played for over a decade, including his full set at George Harrison's legendary Concert for Bangladesh in 1971, is going on sale. The auction is being held on November 11 in Dallas. Only the second known Dylan guitar to ever go to auction, it is expected to fetch at least $300,000.

Related Articles  Source: Guitar World
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Nov 2, 1974: George Harrison first solo tour begins

It was the very first time an ex-Beatle would be touring America since 1966. George Harrison's triumphant Concert for Bangladesh benefit three years earlier had proven he could hold a concert stage on his own, albeit with a little help from his friends. On November 2, 1974, Harrison performed at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver BC.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Video Flashback: George Harrison plays sublime Something at last concert

For reasons he never explained, George Harrison never set any more dates after a tour of Japan with Eric Clapton in 1991. The only exception was an April 6th, 1992 show at London's Royal Albert Hall, his last full concert. The show wasn't professionally filmed, but here's decent amateur footage of Harrison performing Something.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Video: Dhani Harrison performs on Conan

On Monday night, Dhani Harrison performed the track "All About Waiting" off his album In///Parallel on the Conan O'Brien Show. In his introduction, Conan called Dhani his "good friend." The video of this performance is now streaming on the Internet. Dhani's first solo album was released on October 6.

Source: Team Coco

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