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Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Cover George Harrison

September 29, 2014

Dozens of famous musicians gathered this weekend to honor the legacy of George Harrison at an event aptly named George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison. The event, which featured performances by the likes of Brian Wilson, Norah...

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Watch Norah Jones Cover George Harrison on 'Conan'

September 26, 2014

Norah Jones closed out Conan's George Harrison Week on Thursday night, and the results were as soulful as expected. The jazz-pop singer – whose father, sitar master Ravi Shankar, was one of Harrison's mentors and collaborators –...

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The Many Solo Moods of George Harrison

September 26, 2014

"It's a great forest to explore," Dhani Harrison says of The Apple Years 1968-75, the first boxed reissue – seven CDs with bonus tracks and a DVD – of the early solo work of his father, Beatles guitarist George Harrison. "People will...

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Watch Paul Simon Perform the Beatles' 'Here Comes the Sun'

September 24, 2014

Paul Simon delivered an intimate version of the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" on Tuesday night as part of Conan's "George Harrison Week." Simon stripped the song down to its bare essentials, playing with the melody and cadence over...

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Hear an Unreleased Take of George Harrison's 'Dark Horse'

September 16, 2014

George Harrison wrote "Dark Horse" in 1973, and in the following years, the track became something of a theme song for the ex-Beatle: The next year, he gave the same name to his subsequent album, as well as his tour with Ravi Shankar and his new...

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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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Watch Dhani Harrison Perform His Father's Songs on 'Conan'

September 25, 2014

George Harrison Week continued on Conan on Wednesday night as the Beatle's son Dhani Harrison and his talented friends performed a pair of tracks from his father's 1970 classic All Things Must Pass. On Conan O'Brien's show, Harrison...

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See Beck Do a Rousing George Harrison Cover, 'Wah-Wah'

September 23, 2014

Beck kicked off George Harrison Week on Conan with a rousing rendition of the jangly All Things Must Pass track "Wah-Wah." Somehow Beck, who's known for his relatively lo-fi production, managed to strip away some of the gauzy layers of atmospheric sound...

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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 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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'A Hard Day's Night' Reborn: Behind the Film's Restoration

July 3, 2014

"If you listen closely...there, right there. Did you hear that?" Ryan Hullings moves his mouse back to the play button and clicks, and the single most recognizable opening chord ever — a modified F chord, played against a Gsus4 and a D bass note...

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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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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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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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