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56 Years Ago: George Harrison Joins John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men

The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958. George Harrison joined the Quarry Men, the John Lennon-led group that Paul McCartney had joined as a second guitarist and singer the previous summer.

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George Harrison and Billy Joel’s Kids Cover Their Dads for Gap Ad

The Gap's new ad campaign is all about going back to your roots, so it's only fitting that for a pair of new ads, they sent two young musicians back to their own.

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John Lennon, George Harrison and Elvis Presley on List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

It's often been said that death can be the ultimate career move. But for our most iconic celebrities, the money can keep rolling into their estate long after they've gone. A new list from Forbes tracks the top-earning dead celebrities, with some classic rockers placing high on the list.

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My Sweet Lord, George Harrison, Rayman’s Song Of The Day [VIDEO]

The Concerts For Bangladesh took place on this day in 1971. Organized by George Harrison and his friend Ravi Shankar, it drew 40,000 fans at Madison Square Garden. The concerts were organized to raise awareness and fund relief efforts in Bangladesh following  the Bangladesh Atrocities ( war and floods).

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George Harrison’s Son Gets Married

Dhani Harrison, the son of the late Beatle George Harrison, wed his longtime girlfriend Solveig Karadottir at Friar Park, in a secret ceremony at the Harrison family’s estate in in Henley-on-Thames 40 miles outside London. The news was reported in the Henley Standard.

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George Harrison Hologram Would Be ‘Unkind and Unfair,’ Says Olivia Harrison

How many times have we heard people clamoring for a Beatles reunion? Too many to count! But with the advent of the hologram technology, it would seem that the door is open for it to potentially happen.

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George Harrison’s Wife and Giles Martin Discuss ‘Early Takes, Vol. 1′

Today (May 1) saw the release of the DVD of ‘Living in the Material World,’ the Martin Scorcese-directed documentary about George Harrison that debuted on HBO last October. A companion CD, ‘Early Takes, Vol. 1,’ which compiles ten Harrison demos that were used in the film, also came out. In a new interview, Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, and Harrison’s wife Olivia discussed the previously unreleased material.

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Will the Beatles’ Sons Really Form Their Own Band? [Videos of each]

This is a bad idea. What would they do? If they do original music, Sean Lennon bombed with his music, Dhani Harrison has only worked on his father's music, James McCartney has no track record with music, and Jason Starkey only played in Ringo's band maybe a couple of times and hasn't even made a name for himself, let alone public pictures.

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George Harrison Guitar iPad App on the Way

Throughout his career, George Harrison played a variety of guitars, among them a psychedelic-looking Fender Stratocaster, a “fireglo” Rickenbacker 360 12-string and a black Gretsch Duo Jet (which he considered to be his first real decent guitar).

Those particular instruments — and many more — are part of a new Harrison guitar app for the iPad that will be available via the Apple iTunes store starting Feb. 23.

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George Harrison Streaming Tribute Concert

Tomorrow is George Harrison's Birthday and to celebrate his life and his music GeorgeHarrison.com will stream the 'Concert For George' for 24 hours starting a 9am tomorrow morning.

'Concert For George' has been certified 8 times platinum by the RIAA since its initial release as a 2DVD set in November 2003 and earned a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.

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