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Beatles DJ giving away George Harrison next week

An exciting promotion in which music 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" will happen on Ken Michaels' website, www.kenmichaelsradio.com. Through Ken's unique selection of Beatles games and trivia, the DVD and CD together as a package will be given away 8 days in a row leading up to Father's Day.

Ken is thrilled to be giving fans the opportunity to win both prizes together. He says "The documentary itself is essential because it presents the many sides of George Harrison with a heavy focus on his spiritual journey. But with George, it was about much more than just his music. You saw his other interests-gardening, race car driving, film production, comedy and his love for Monty Python-this documentary gives you a fuller picture of what George Harrison the man was all about."

Ken Michaels

Along with his appreciation for the film, Ken also raves about the CD of early demos and takes of some of George's solo-songs. "The sound of George alone on an acoustic guitar singing his songs, and nothing else-bare bones, is very compelling. It makes you realize even more how strong his songs are when it doesn't need a full production and band to go with it. I love having the contrast of hearing his songs with a full band treatment, and stripped down to just George with a guitar like this." Ken cites George's treatment of Bob Dylan's "Mama You've Been On My Mind" and the Everly Brothers "Let It Be Me" as real gems, and he says he can't wait until "Volume 2" comes out next. "Or maybe it should be called 'Vol. 3,' like with the Traveling Wilburys!"

The promotion runs starting Sunday June 10 through Father's Day June 17. For 8 days, www.kenmichaelsradio.com will have a new Beatles trivia question or game posted each day, and one random contestant with the correct answer will win the combo George Harrison DVD/CD. The CD itself is available in both the Deluxe Version Box Set for "Living In The Material World," and independently as a separate CD release.

Ken's website regularly features one Beatles trivia question or game every week with prizes awarded to go with them. "This is an exception. If you haven't bought the DVD and CD yet, this is great chance for you to win. Even if you already own them, you can win them as a gift for someone else."

Ken is celebrating his 30th Anniversary this year since starting his Beatles radio program, currently titled "Every Little Thing." The show is now syndicated on 17 stations, including 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT, where it's heard as a live broadcast on Wednesdays 8-10pm (EST,) and you can stream the show at www.wnhu.net.

"Every Little Thing" covers the entire group and solo-catalogue of the Beatles, mixed with the most unique thematic sets, news, trivia and contests. Ken will be giving away the Harrison DVD/CD combos on WNHU as well. Upcoming shows includes a Father's Day set on June 6 (songs connecting a Beatle with his father or son,) and a 2-hour Paul McCartney birthday special on June 13.

Published June 7, 2012

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