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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
John Lennon and Yoko Ono married in Gibraltar on this day in 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's entire hectic love affair was described in detail on The Beatles' The Ballad of John and Yoko. The single was released May, 1969, with lyrics that deal directly with the circus surrounding their romance and nuptials. It all happened on this day, March 20th, 1969, at the Gibraltar registry office.

Source: Live for Music
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Meet Jenny Boyd, ambassador for The Beatles Story in Liverpool

In a new interview in TTG Magazine in the UK, Jenny Boyd, sister of George Harrison's first wife, Pattie, and an ambassador for The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool, talks about how she first met the Beatles, the story of the Beatles' trip to India in 1968, meditation, and how India influenced The Beatles and their music.

Source: TTG Media
Monday, March 12, 2018
Olivia gives OK for George Harrison memorial garden in Henley

Henley mayor Kellie Hinton has written to Olivia Harrison to see if she would back a plan to create a memorial garden to George Harrison in Henley, and George's charity confirmed she is in favor of the idea. The town council will now work with Mrs. Harrison and the Material World Foundation to find a suitable location.

Source: Henley Standard, UK
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Interview: Randy Bachman talks about the Beatles

Randy Bachman has won the music band lottery twice, first with the Guess Who, and then a few years later with Bachman-Turner Overdrive. His new solo album, By George - By Bachman features new interpretations of Harrison classics. In this interview, he talks about his love for the music of the Beatles, and George Harrison in particular.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Moog is reissuing a legendary 1960s synthesizer design

Synthesizer manufacturer Moog is making just 40 new units of one of its most legendary designs, the Moog Synthesizer IIIp, originally released in 1969 to the joy of musicians like George Harrison, who bought an IIIp model to use while the Beatles were recording Abbey Road, where it was on songs including Here Comes The Sun.

Source: Co.Design
Friday, March 2, 2018
Under the microscope: George Harrison's Vox AC30

A Vox AC30 amplifier from the company's highly sought after early period is quite a valuable item in its own right. But this particular amp has an additional pedigree in that it once belonged to none other than George Harrison. Last owned by Chas McDevett, an opening act for The Beatles, at the end of a gig the amp was passed onto him.

Source: Music Radar
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Audio: Randy Bachman is rebuilding the music of George Harrison

Randy Bachman has been twice-inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame for his work with The Guess Who and The Bachman-Turner Overdrive, but now he's turning his attention to another legend of rock and roll. On his new album By George By Bachman, Bachman completely reimagines the songs of George Harrison.

Source: CBC Radio, Canada
Monday, February 26, 2018
Paul McCartney remembers George Harrison on 75th birthday

Paul McCartney and George Harrison's widow and son have publicly remembered the late Beatle on what would have been his 75th birthday. "Happy Birthday Georgie. Wonderful memories," McCartney tweeted on Sunday along with a black and white photograph of the two of them taken during the Beatlemania days.

Source: USA Today
Friday, February 23, 2018
Best songs by George Harrison, who would have been 75 this weekend

George Harrison was seen many ways over his life, he was the youngest of the Beatles and the primary lead guitarist. He also was also called the quiet Beatle, then as a curiosity when he started inserting Eastern Hemisphere music elements, such as the sitar, into his songs. Beyond his Beatles years, Harrison had a wide ranging solo career.

Source: Sioux City Journal
George Harrison feted on what would have been his 75th birthday

George Harrison would have turned 75 on Sunday and fellow guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt, from the E Street Band, along with BTO founder Randy Bachman and Ringo Starr's musical director Mark Rivera, are meeting at The Cutting Room at 8 a.m. on Sunday for a visit with Ken Dashow, host of "Breakfast With The Beatles" on Q104.3.

Source: NY Daily News
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Mercedes formerly owned by George Harrison heads to auction

A cherished Mercedes-AMG luxury limo is set to make as much as 40,000 (about $55,750) when it heads to auction next month. Presented in very good condition with stacks of history, the rare 'bahnstormer also benefits from a very special former owner, ex-Beatle George Harrison, who purchased the car new in May 1984.

Source: AOL Cars, UK
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Celebrate George Harrison's 75th birthday at Beatles Story museum

To celebrate what would've been George Harrison's 75th birthday, The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool is hosting a free event dedicated to telling the story of George's introduction to Indian music and spirituality this Sunday. Dr. Mike Jones of the University of Liverpool will give a talk exploring the Indian influence on the Beatles.

Source: The Guide Liverpool
Fans to mark George Harrison's birthday at Beatles hangout in Wales Warning: Page opens with sound

An event celebrating the 75th birthday of George Harrison is being held at Portmeirion in North Wales. The Italian Renaissance-style village was the distinctive setting for the '60s television series The Prisoner and was also a favorite spot for The Beatles with George holding his 50th birthday party there in 1993.

Source: Liverpool Echo
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
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

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