George Harrison

  • Beetles killed a Beatle: a tree planted in honour of former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetle infestation July 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be replanted...
  • George Harrison's Rickenbacker electric guitar fetches USD 657,000 at Beatles auction May 18, 2014

    An electric guitar played by George Harrison on British television before the Beatles' U.S. "invasion" fetched USD 657,000 at auction on Saturday in New York, topping pre-sale estimates, Julien's Auctions said. Harrison, who died in 2001 at age 58, played the black-and-white 1962 Rickenbacker 425 electric guitar on 1963 appearances on...
  • At 23, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison clicked an iconic selfie at the Taj Mahal during his 1966 India visit March 24, 2014

    George Harrison, the lead guitarist for the Beatles, visited India in 1966. He was 23 year old then. He visited the iconic Taj Mahal like any ordinary tourist and decided to click a selfie. Harrison travelled to New Delhi the same year and bought a sitar from Rikhi Ram &...
  • US: Hundreds pay tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar December 21, 2012

    Encinitas, California: Ravi Shankar's daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, along with the wife of late Beatle George Harrison said their final goodbyes to the sitar virtuoso on Thursday at a public memorial service in Encinitas, California. The legendary musician and composer, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar's students will keep his legacy alive: Pandit Barun Kumar Pal December 14, 2012

    Indian classical musician and Pandit Ravi Shankar's disciple Pandit Barun Kumar Pal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on Indian classical music. Q. When did you last speak to him? And if not very personal, could you share some of the things you talked...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar was Indian culture's global ambassador: Sitarist Purbayan December 12, 2012

    Purbayan has performed all over the world and his music has been appreciated by jazz artists Chick Corea, Bela Fleck, and Pat Metheny. He has performed several times with Ustad Zakir Hussain. A disciple of the Maihar Gharana, the school that Pandit Ravi Shankar also came from, he interacted with...
  • 50 years of The Beatles' 'Love Me Do': well, not exactly October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: It is said that the rocker quartet from the British dockside town of Liverpool, The Beatles, started their big-league journey exactly fifty years back when on September 4, 1962, they recorded their first single 'Love Me Do' at the iconic Abbey Road Studios of EMI in London. Accordingly,...
  • Beatles legend Harrison's sister plans tell-all book December 1, 2011

    London: Beatles legend George Harrison's sister Louise says she is writing a book about the guitarist and his famous bandmates. Louise Harrison is the older sister of the late guitarist - who died of lung cancer ten years ago on November 29 - at the age of 58. She said that...
  • Tribute to George Harrison's India connection October 21, 2011

    Mumbai: He was one of the most important musicians of our times. Not just because George Harrison belonged to the Beatles but also because he was the first musician of global repute to try a fusion of different musical styles, especially Indian. Director Martin Scorsese's documentary on Harrison, 'Living In A...
  • George Harrison had an Indian soul: wife October 20, 2011

    Mumbai: "Ravi was the first person who did not try to impress me but in turn I was impressed by him," Beatles legend George Harrison says about his first meeting with Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar in Martin Scorsese's documentary 'George Harrison: Living In the Material World'. The meeting not only began...
  • Beatles barber turns shop into tribute to Fab 4 July 30, 2011

    Buenos Aires: Beatles fan Gerardo Weiss ran a typical Buenos Aires barber shop until he had a dream that the Fab Four dropped in for a haircut. Seven years later, Weiss has made Beatles-inspired cuts his specialty. "The dream got etched on my memory," he said at the modest salon, the walls...
  • Beatles legend Harrison's incomplete works to release June 18, 2009

    London: Several previously unfinished and unheard songs by late Beatles legend George Harrison are set for release. Harrison had a large batch of unfinished tracks at the time of his death in 2001 and they will now be worked on by musician Jeff Lynne who was a member of the 1980s...
  • Harrison faked Beatles' signatures for a dying fan May 4, 2009

    London: Beatles legend George Harrison once forged signatures of his band mates only to make a dying fan's wish come true. He faked the signatures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on photos sent to a cancer victim Ann Bartlett, 16,...
  • Harrison inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame April 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Beatles member George Harrison may be long since dead he isn’t history. Hollywood Walk of Fame commemorated the legendary musician. George Harrisson’s journey from Abbey Road to Hollywood Boulevard is stuff legends are made of. The former Beatle posthumously received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame...
  • Maharishi taught Beatles to give peace a chance February 7, 2008

    Amsterdam: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Indian mystic who taught meditation to the West, inspired the anti-materialism of the late sixties and the music of the Beatles, gaining a hold over the era's most influential stars. The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - recorded The...
  • Beatles' lyrics fetch $300,000 June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Beatle George Harrison’s hand-written lyrics for the band’s hit song While My Guitar Gently Weeps fetched a hefty sum of $300,000 at an auction in Arizona on Monday. Written and recorded in 1968, the song reveals the rift within the band at that time. The lyrics sheet includes corrections...
  • Beatles smash hits now a mashup November 21, 2006

    New York: It's the Beatles as they never even imagined themselves. The Beatles' Love album being released on Tuesday is a thorough reinterpretation of their work, with familiar sounds in unfamiliar places, primarily created by the son of the man who was in the control room for virtually all of their...