Archive for ‘George Harrison’

May 11, 2012

Woman Don’t You Cry for Me

George Harrison’s “Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” was included on his 1976 solo album Thirty Three & 1/3 and released as an accompanying single. An early take of the song, recorded during sessions for All Things Must Pass, has been released as part of the new compilation Early Takes: Volume 1.

Listen to the demo version of “Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” after the jump!

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May 2, 2012

Living in the Material World DVD

Martin Scorsese’s “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, along with an accompanying album of unreleased George Harrison demos.

Learn more at GeorgeHarrison.com or pick up your copy (in various formats) on Amazon.com!

April 19, 2012

Levon Helm

Levon Helm, founding member, drummer and singer of the legendary southern rock group The Band, has passed away due to complications from cancer at age 71.

George Harrison was a huge fan of The Band, even spending some time with them at their Big Pink studio in Woodstock, NY during his short departure from The Beatles in 1969.

RIP Levon Helm, 1940-2012.

March 21, 2012

Let It Roll

“Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)” is a song written by George Harrison and included on his first solo album All Things Must Pass. The song served as a tribute to Frank Crisp, a 19th century lawyer that had been a previous owner of Harrison’s Victorian residence known as Friar Park. It was also included on its namesake compilation album released in 2002.

March 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Pattie Boyd!

Pattie Boyd was born in England on March 17th, 1944. Pattie, a former model, married George Harrison in 1966. The couple divorced in 1974, and Boyd married George’s best friend Eric Clapton.

In honor of Pattie’s birthday, watch the video for The Beatles’ “Something” after the jump!

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February 25, 2012

Happy Birthday George!

George Harrison was born on February 25th, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He sadly passed away on November 29th, 2001 at age 58.

George would have turned 69 years old today. Happy Birthday George Harrison!

Let’s celebrate by listening to “That’s the Way It Goes” after the jump!

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January 19, 2012

George Harrison – BAFTA

George Harrison: Living in the Material World has been nominated for 3 prestigious film awards. The documentary has been nominated by British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) in the Best Documentary category, director Martin Scorsese has been nominated by the Director’s Guild of America (DGA) for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries, and the film’s editor David Tedeschi has been nominated by the American Cinema Editors (ACE) in the Best Edited Documentary category.

Congratulations! Learn more at GeorgeHarrison.com.

January 18, 2012

The Guitar Collection: George Harrison

Bandwidth Publishing, along with the George Harrison Estate, will release a special iPad app called The Guitar Collection: George Harrison on February 23, 2012. The app will celebrate the guitarist by bringing to life his historical guitar collection through photographs, detailed descriptions, audio, video footage and augmented reality features.

Learn more by visiting GeorgeHarrison.com.

January 12, 2012

George Harrison Quits The Beatles

During the filming of the Get Back sessions (eventually recorded as the film and album Let It Be), tensions  between band members were particularly high. With his songwriting continually being rejected and his relationship with both John Lennon and Paul McCartney becoming strained, George Harrison quit The Beatles on January 10, 1969. After several days of relaxation to take his mind off of the growing dissension within the band, Harrison returned on January 22 to complete the recording sessions.

November 29, 2011

Remembering George Harrison

November 29, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of George Harrison’s death in 2001.

Listen to the demo version of my favorite George Harrison song – “Isn’t It A Pity” – after the jump!

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