A memorial garden dedicated to the late Beatle George Harrison has been opened to the public at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Estate near Watford.
As a songwriter, as a singer, as a guitarist – even as a film producer, making the likes of Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Withnail & I possible – he remains a beacon of compassion and innovation.
The accomplishments of his Beatle days go without saying. This release deals with his early solo career, from the dam-burst of creativity that was ‘All Things Must Pass’ to the unapologetically spiritual ‘Living In The Material World’ and the breezy, bluesy ‘Thirty Three & 1/3’. Harrison fans will recognise the bare, close-miked sound of these demos from similar bonus tracks on the 30th Anniversary edition of ‘All Things Must Pass’.
The wait is nearly over. George Harrison fans and music lovers of all sorts can pick up a brand new album at the end of the month. The new release Early Takes Volume 1 will be available on cd, vinyl and digital formats optimized for iTunes and HD Audio.
A new iPad app celebrating the work and equipment of George Harrison has been released.
The new film will air in the US for two nights on the HBO network on October 5th and 6th, and is available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray now. In addition, the documentary will be aired for one night only across UK cinemas on October 4th.
Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese has paid a glowing tribute to George Harrison, as a new two-part documentary, which is named after Harrison’s 1973 album ‘Living In The Material World‘ and charts the life and career of the late former Beatle, gets set to air on the HBO network in the autumn.
It’s hard to imagine a world without ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band‘. The physicist C.P. Snow once said if Einstein hadn’t locked himself away, indulged in a spot of chin-stroking and eventually conceived the General Theory of Relativity, which revolutionised the way we think about science, we’d still be waiting for that idea to occur to someone else now. In the same vein, you have to wonder that if The Beatles hadn’t locked themselves away in Abbey Road during those few fruitful months over 40 years ago, following their self-imposed exile from live duties in 1966, whether we might equally still be waiting for a band to revolutionise the face of popular music today.
George Harrison’s classic 1970 solo album ‘All Things Must Pass‘ is to be re-issued via a limited edition, numbered 180-gram vinyl in it’s original 3-LP format, EMI/Capitol have announced.
After re-starting the Plastic Ono Band in New York earlier this year for a show that included the likes of Eric Clapton, Paul Simon and Bette Midler, Yoko Ono is now set to play two new dates in Los Angeles in October which will feature a new collection of special guests.
George Harrison scribbled a number of lines on a piece of scrap paper way back in the 1960′s. It’s the first 10 lines of a forgotten Beatles song called Silence ( Is it’s own reply ) and now, 40 years later, the song has been finished.
The piece of paper was discarded on the floor of the Abbey Road studios before author Hunter Davies who was working on an official biography of the band got his hands on it in 1968.
It was discarded on the floor of the Abbey Road studios before being given to author Hunter Davies for a 1968 official biography of the band.
You can subscribe to Live4ever Ezine by e-mail address to receive news and upates directly in your inbox. Simply enter your e-mail below and click Sign Up!