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George Harrison Week Headed to 'Conan'

September 15, 2014

During the week of September 22nd, Conan will feature daily performances by artists including Beck, Norah Jones and Dhani Harrison to celebrate the music of George Harrison by singing one of his songs. "George Harrison Week" coincides with the release...

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George Harrison to be Honored at Star-Studded George Fest

September 4, 2014

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, George Fest has been moved from the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles to The Fonda Theatre. More tickets are set to go on sale on Wednesday, September 17th at 10 AM PT here. The estate of George Harrison will remember the Beatle...

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Beatles Guitar Headed to Auction

May 9, 2014

UPDATE: Harrison's guitar sold for $657,000 at auction Saturday night to an anonymous bidder. An electric guitar owned and played in the studio by George Harrison is headed to auction. The Beatle's 1962 Rickenbacker 425 will be up for grabs on May 17th...

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Beatles' 'Help!' Jackets Going Up for Auction

February 11, 2014

George Harrison and Ringo Starr's jackets from the Beatles' 1965 film Help!, which they also wore on the cover of the movie's soundtrack, will be auctioned off among 200 other pieces of Beatles memorabilia, the BBC reports. The jackets come from Help!...

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How the Beatles Took America: Inside the New Issue

January 1, 2014

Fifty years ago, the Beatles landed in the U.S., generating the biggest explosion rock & roll has ever seen. In the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands Friday, January 3rd), contributing editor Mikal Gilmore examines just how the Fab Four arrived in...

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Song Premiere: Dhani Harrison Embraces Dad's Song for Charity

September 23, 2013

Dhani Harrison carries a weighty family name, but he's carved his own path until now: the son of George Harrison dipped into his father's catalog for a good cause, covering "For You Blue" from the Beatles' Let It Be to raise money...

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The Beatles Strip Bare 'Don't Let Me Down' for 'Let It Be…Naked'

April 8, 2013

Despite the grand legacy of the Beatles' Let It Be, the band originally intended the Phil Spector-produced album to be much different: a stripped-down, freewheeling return to live takes. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr didn't...

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Richard Griffiths, 'Harry Potter' Actor, Dead at 65

March 29, 2013

English actor Richard Griffiths, who played Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter film series, died unexpectedly from complications following heart surgery, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65. Along with playing Potter's curmudgeonly muggle...

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Beatles Guitar Going Up for Auction

March 21, 2013

A custom-built VOX guitar played by not just one, but two Beatles around the time of Magical Mystery Tour will be up for auction this May, Reuters reports. Expected to sell between $200,000 and $300,000 at Julien's Auctions, John Lennon and George...

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George Harrison Statue Nixed by Widow

January 13, 2013

A campaign to erect a memorial statue to George Harrison in the town where he last lived ended this week after failing to gain the support of the late Beatles' widow, the BBC reports. The plan for a statue was initiated last June by James Lambert, a...

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Ravi Shankar Dead at 92

December 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar, the sitar master who helped popularize Indian music in the 1960s, influencing hippie culture and musicians from the Beatles and the Grateful Dead to John Coltrane, has died, the prime minister's office of India confirmed to The Associated...

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George Harrison Apple-Era Box Set Due this Fall

September 2, 2014

George Harrison's first six studio albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on the Beatles' Apple label, will be available as newly remastered individual releases and as part of a box set this fall. The eight-disc box, The Apple Years 1968-75, complements...

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Beach Boys' Mike Love Honors George Harrison

February 25, 2014

On what would have been his 71st birthday, George Harrison gets honored by friend and fellow musician Mike Love on the previously unreleased track "Pisces Brothers." Written in 2004, but released for the first time today, "Pisces Brothers" was inspired...

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Beatles' Autographed Wall from 'Ed Sullivan Show' Headed to Auction

February 6, 2014

A chunk of backdrop wall from the Ed Sullivan Theater signed by the Beatles during their famous debut on The Ed Sullivan Show will go to auction in New York City this April, the Associated Press reports. Autographed, from top to bottom, by Ringo Starr,...

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Grammys to Salute the Beatles With Two-Hour Special in February

November 14, 2013

The Grammy Awards will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' landmark performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with a two-hour special that will air on CBS. The program, titled The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles, will...

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Beatles Guitar Sells for $408,000

May 20, 2013

A custom-made electric guitar played by Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison sold for $408,000 at auction over the weekend. The customized VOX guitar – which sold for double the expected amount – was part of the annual Music...

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The Beatles Add 'Let It Be . . . Naked' to iTunes

April 3, 2013

More than two years after the Beatles made most of their albums available on iTunes, they've added a missing piece: Let It Be . . . Naked. The re-imagined version of the band's final release is now for sale for the first time through Apple's digital music...

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The Beatles' 'Please Please Me' 50th Anniversary

March 22, 2013

Before Beatlemania and The Ed Sullivan Show; before they met Queen Elizabeth and smoked pot with Bob Dylan; before they sprouted drooping mustaches, dropped acid, discovered sitars and pilgrimaged to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Himalayan retreat; before...

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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Dead at 68

March 6, 2013

Alvin Lee of Ten Years After died today from complications after a recent surgery. He was 68. "With great sadness we have to announced that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure,"...

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Ravi Shankar Honored in Memorial Service

December 21, 2012

About 700 people gathered yesterday in Encinitas, California to say goodbye to world music pioneer and sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, Reuters reports. Shankar's daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, and Olivia Harrison, the wife of late Beatles guitarist...

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