Guitarist, Bassist, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Actor
George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001), was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters,...Wikipedia
Age: 58 (age at death)
Born: 25th February, 1943, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: 29th November, 2001, Hollywood Hills, California, USA
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Claim to Fame: The Beatles
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All Things Must Pass is a triple album by English musician George Harrison, released in November 1970. His third solo album, it includes the hit singles "My Sweet Lord" and "What Is Life", as well as songs such as "Isn't It a Pity" and the title track that were turned down by Harrison's former band, the Beatles. The album reflects the influence of his musical activities outside the Beatles during 1968–70, with Bob Dylan, the Band, Delaney & Bonnie, Billy Preston and others, and Harrison's growth as an artist beyond his supporting role to former bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney. All Things Must Pass introduced Harrison's signature sound, the slide guitar, and the spiritual themes that would be present throughout his subsequent solo work. The original vinyl release consisted of two LPs of songs and a third disc of informal jams, titled Apple Jam. Commentators interpret Barry Feinstein's album cover photo, showing Harrison surrounded by four garden gnomes, as a statement on his independence from the Beatles.
A good deal of confusion as to his real birthday was solved when a family birth record noted him as being born shortly before midnight around 11:50 P.M.) on February 24th, 1943. He had believed his birthday was February 25th for his entire life.
First ex-Beatle to have a number one hit as a solo artist ("My Sweet Lord" December 1970) after the breakup of the Fab Four.
I couldn`t really think of, I racked my brain for weeks and months to try and think of a title because I was trying not to have a song title. We had various titles, had hundreds of them you know, but the next day none of them seemed to work, you know it was called Fab for a bit, but a lot of people liked Fab because they get the joke, it was called so many things in the end I just had to have a title otherwise the album would never have come out. As there were clouds on the cover, we called it Cloud Nine. I mean when you look at the cover it could have been called Spot the Loony! But I thought you know, they may not go for that. (On the album title, "Cloud Nine")
I`ve been friends with Eric for years. And I think I always will be. He`s a lovely fella and I love him very dearly. And he, and I just called him up again and you know I`m doing an album (Cloud Nine), Eric could you come and play. Sure, he came over and played great stuff. Devil`s Radio","Cloud Nine", he does a nice little solo on the end of "That`s What It Takes" and also the other one the second side "The Wreck of the Hesperus."` (On Eric Clapton)
If there were any lingering doubts that The Grateful Dead were kind of a big deal, the fact that Martin Scorsese is a fan should put them to rest.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new documentary about the landmark band will be executive produced by the legendary director.
“The Grateful Dead were more than just a band,” Scorsese said in a statement. “They were their own planet, populated by millions of devoted fans. I’m very happy that this picture is being made and proud to be involved.”
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Beatles Release Free EP on iTunes
by Jeff Giles September 24, 2014 10:08 AM
iTunes certainly seems to be in a giving spirit lately. First they delivered U2‘s new ‘Songs of Innocence‘ album to every single one of their members free of charge, and now comes word that they’re giving away a four-song EP containing some of the former Beatles‘ solo works.
“The members of the Beatles combined forces as a famously and indelibly fab quartet who forever changed the face of pop culture,” explains the online entertainment... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 4 months ago
New Beatles Documentary in the Works from Director Ron Howard
by Jeff Giles July 16, 2014 3:14 PM
Hot on the heels of ‘Made in America,’ his recently released documentary about Jay Z‘s 2012 Budweiser Made in America Festival, director Ron Howard is ready to train his lens on the Beatles.
Rolling Stone reports that the film will focus on the period between 1960-66, which encompasses the group’s touring years as well as their rise to massive worldwide fame. It’s the summation of a lifelong appreciation for Howard, how laughingly... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 6 months ago
Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday in Albany, New York, after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock 'n' roll.
"It's great to be back," said McCartney, who turned 72 two weeks ago. He looked none the worse for wear, putting on a show of just under three hours with 38 songs before finishing with the three-song medley that ends the Abbey Road album.
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Posted by Queenoftab 6 months ago
The Beatles Presented with Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
by Matthew Wilkening January 26, 2014 4:47 PM
The Beatles were presented with a long-overdue Lifetime Achievement Award at a special pre-Grammy Special Merit Award ceremony held on Saturday afternoon.
Ringo Starr, George Harrison‘s widow Olivia and John Lennon‘s widow Yoko Ono were on hand to accept the award. Paul McCartney was unable to attend because he was rehearsing for his performance at the televised Grammy ceremony, which takes place tonight. The Beatles were chosen for the... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
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