George Harrison


  • Rock Chronicles, Part 10 — From Badfinger to Bangladesh

    George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh was an unqualified success, and the first-ever pop concert for charity.

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  • The King at the Garden: Elvis Presley’s 1972 Triumph

    June 10, 1972, was no ordinary day at Madison Square Garden. The hallowed halls, famous for hosting legendary sports battles and unforgettable music performances, were about to witness another momentous event. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, was back in New York City for the first time since the ’50s. This wasn’t just…

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  • The Vinyl Frontier: A Spin Through Record Store Day

    Click here to jump to the highlights and special releases of the 2024 edition. On April 20th, vinyl enthusiasts and music aficionados around the globe unite for a celebration that spins beyond just a routine shopping spree—it’s Record Store Day, the annual event that’s been putting the needle back on the beloved grooves of vinyl…

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  • When Four Became One: McCartney’s Melodic Farewell

    On this day in history, the tapestry of modern music was forever altered by a seismic shift that sent ripples through the realm of pop culture and beyond. April 10, 1970, stands as a cornerstone moment, not just in rock ‘n’ roll lore but in the annals of artistic endeavors at large. It was on…

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  • The Beatles’ Final Liverpool Show

    Liverpool, December 5, 1965: The Beatles, amidst their UK tour, made a significant stop at the Liverpool Empire Theatre for their final live performances in their hometown. The significance of this event was heightened by its setting in the midst of a series of concerts across the UK, including Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, London,…

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  • The Beatles Before the Blitz

    Flashback to 1961, a dimly lit Cavern Club in Liverpool, and a band about to explode into the stratosphere of rock legend. This is where we find The Beatles, raw and unrefined, far from their Sgt. Pepper days. Picture John Lennon, a youthful 20, and Paul McCartney, 19, strumming and crooning, while George Harrison, 18,…

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  • The Night George Harrison & Bob Marley Met

    On July 13th, 1975, the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles was electrified by the sounds of Bob Marley & The Wailers as part of their “Natty Dread” tour. Amidst the crowd of fans was a familiar face, George Harrison, the Beatle known for his mastery of the slide guitar. As word reached Marley that Harrison…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 9 — Badfinger’s Tragic Story Begins

    Badfinger’s new album was both falling behind schedule and becoming more expensive, and the label rejected the initial session tapes

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 8 — Paul McCartney saves the Poisoned Iveys (temporarily)

    1970 proved to be a landmark year in the annals of rock music.

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 7 — Bobby Whitlock’s Key to the Highway

    Having completed a tour in England that featured George Harrison and Eric Clapton as guest guitarists, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends returned to America to help Clapton finish his solo debut and embark on a four-month tour to support the album.

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 6 — On the Road With Eric Clapton

    The band, according to member Bobby Whitlock’s autobiography, had already gotten kicked off the Elektra label when it was touring, due to Delaney’s drunken antics with label owner Jac Holzman. Delaney & Bonnie manager Alan Pariser, who was close friends with Harrison, arranged for the group to be the opening act for Blind Faith, aka…

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  • The new Beatles Revolver Special Edition remaster. Just wow.

    The Beatles had suddenly disappointed me. Sure, in 1966 I was just a kid, but I’d been a fan of the group since the beginning. I’d spent hours hunched over my little blue and white 45 RPM record player playing the 7-inch singles of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” over…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 5 — Mad Dogs & Englishmen

    In our last episode, Joe Cocker had just fired the members of his Grease band after recording his newest album, Cocker! His manager, Dee Anthony, was looking forward to returning to the U.S. to promote the highly anticipated album that featured Cocker originals and unreleased Beatles songs.

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 4 — Gimme Shelter!

    Somewhere between the release of the album Accept No Substitute in July of 1969 and November of that year, Elton John began working on his second album. After the lackluster debut of Empty Sky, Elton made his mark with his self-titled second album, Elton John, featuring the tune “Your Song,” a beautiful ballad that remains…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 3 — The British are coming!

    Last we heard, producer David Anderle and recording engineer John Haeny had given British producer Glyn Johns a test pressing of Delaney & Bonnie’s new album, Accept No Substitute, which wound up in the hands (and ears) of George Harrison.

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