According to correspondence recently unearthed by the U.K.'s Daily Mail, long-simmering resentments between former Beatles may have prompted George Harrison to turn down a distinguished award from the royal family before his death.
With the release of 'Wonderwall Music' in November 1968, George Harrison was the first Beatle to step into the spotlight on his own. Recording sessions actually began a year earlier -- when the Beatles were recording their annual Christmas message -- with 'India' and 'Swordfencing,' both working titles that would be changed before release.
Flashing back to August 1,1971George Harrison held his "Concert for Bangladesh" at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The benefit, featuring George, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, and Leon Russell.
George Harrison was in the recording studio today in 1968, working on his song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” just George and his guitar. The electrified version of the tune with help of Georges close friend Eric Clapton would appear on The White album.
Up until 1992, George Harrison took for granted that he was born on this day in 1943 February 25th. In 1992 he learned that his birth date was off by one calendar day by about a half hour. So in fact, George's birthday was really yesterday, February 24th. But we still celebrate the occasion today. George would have been 70.
The widow of the late BeatleGeorge Harrison, Olivia Harrison, joined friends and family to pay respects to Ravi Shankar on Thursday (Dec. 20). Over 1,000 people gathered at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Encinitas, Calif., including Shankar's daughter Norah Jones and jazz great Herbie Hancock.
George Harrison the quiet Beatle died eleven years ago today. George was a great musician, a film producer , loved race cars, playing his ukelele. Keith Richards nickname for his friend was "Farmer" because George loved to work in the garden. But of course he's best known as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. George had a spirit and appreciation for the gift of life.
It's often been said that death can be the ultimate career move. But for our most iconic celebrities, the money can keep rolling into their estate long after they've gone. A new list from Forbes tracks the top-earning dead celebrities, with some classic rockers placing high on the list.
The two guitarists you hear on While My Guitar Gentle Weeps will be featured today on a track they did almost 20 years later. George Harrison's hit album from 1987 Cloud Nine featured a track with his old friend Eric Clapton again sharing lead guitar work...
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