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July 3, 2011 |
The Age of Aquarius was in the air of Santa Catalina Island this Fourth of July weekend as Pattie Boyd, the former wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, returned for the first time in 40 years for an exhibition of her photographs, including one of a grinning Harrison backed by the cliffs of Avalon Harbor. It was July 1971, long after flower power had gained a toehold, long after one of Britain's most sought-after mod dollies had wed the quiet Beatle, and still years before her marriage to Clapton.
March 17, 2009 |
When San Diego County native George Norman Harrison opened his Tijuana pizzeria in 2007, he plastered the El Mirador neighborhood with fliers and hired a team of delivery boys to zip up and down the shanty-lined hills on motor scooters. Business was good, and he told his family he liked the low cost of living in Mexico.
September 28, 2007 |
The life of the quiet Beatle will soon be amplified by Martin Scorsese. The Oscar-winning filmmaker plans to make a documentary about the life of George Harrison, the Fab Four guitarist who struggled in the shadow of John Lennon and Paul McCartney but then found considerable solo success and a well-rounded life as a spiritual pilgrim, film producer and race-car enthusiast.
February 1, 2007 |
PICTURE Bruce Lee with a ukulele -- yes, a ukulele. What probably comes to mind is a pile of splinters. Jake Shimabukuro imagined the late martial-arts star with a ukulele, and the vision he got was of sparks. Musical sparks.
January 12, 2007 |
The original handwritten lyrics of the Beatles' melancholy rock song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" will be auctioned Monday. Written by George Harrison on a white sheet of paper in barely legible penmanship, the lyrics are expected to fetch between $500,000 and $800,000. It's a "really significant and rare piece of memorabilia," said Neil Roberts, auction manager at Britain-based Cooper Owen, which is partnering with Scottsdale-based auctioneer Barrett-Jackson for the sale.
March 9, 2005 |
Olivia Harrison likes to quip that were she to write a book about her 27 years with "the quiet Beatle," she'd call it "Never a Dull Moment." George Harrison mixed his well-known passion for music and his quest for spiritual truth with utterly worldly penchants for auto racing, gardening and socializing with a zeal that seemed to run counter to the public image of a shy, inward-looking musician and family man who rarely made a splash in public after the Beatles broke up.
March 16, 2004 |
The 2004 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame make for one of the most eclectic class portraits in the shrine's 19-year history, with room for the pop meditations of the late George Harrison, the soulful sound and politics of Jackson Browne and the dynamic funk enigma that is Prince.
January 20, 2004 |
The doctor accused of forcing Beatle George Harrison to autograph a guitar as he lay dying has agreed to dispose of the guitar to settle a lawsuit by Harrison's estate, attorneys involved in the case said. The Harrison family had filed a $10-million federal lawsuit against Dr. Gilbert Lederman, claiming he coerced the failing Harrison to autograph his son's guitar and sign autographs for his two daughters. The former Beatle died of cancer Nov. 29, 2001.
January 10, 2004 |
Dr. Gilbert Lederman, accused of forcing Beatle George Harrison to sign autographs as he lay dying, is leaving his post as head of the radiation oncology department at Staten Island University Hospital. Hospital spokesman Arleen Ryback said the move had been planned for two years and is not directly related to the controversy involving the late Beatle. Harrison's family filed a $10-million lawsuit this week claiming Lederman violated confidentiality and misused his relationship to get souvenirs.
July 20, 2003 |
When the Beatles first hit American shores in February 1964 to perform on "The Ed Sullivan Show," who knew that the mop-topped quartet -- then famous for the endearing ditty "I Want to Hold Your Hand" -- had already written music for a ballet? OK, to be more precise, it was the group's main tunesmiths, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who had been commissioned to score a ballet the year before.