Harrison

25 Feb 1943, born on this day, George Harrison guitarist and vocalist with The Beatles The all-time bestselling album in the UK is The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, with over 4.5 million copies sold. Harrison wrote the 1969 US No.1 & UK No.4 Beatles single ’Something’. As a solo artist he had […]

16 Jan 1988, 24 years after The Beatles first topped the chart, George Harrison went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Got My Mind Set On You’ an old favorite of George’s that was originally recorded by James Ray in 1962. In the UK, Harrison’s version spent four weeks at No.2. https://youtu.be/_71w4UA2Oxo George […]

2nd Jan 1971, The George Harrison album ‘All Things Must Pass’ started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart, making Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a US No.1 album. The triple album included the hit singles ‘My Sweet Lord’ and ‘What Is Life’, as well as songs such as […]

26 Dec 1970, George Harrison started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Sweet Lord’, making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston. https://youtu.be/SP9wms6oEMo George Harrison – My Sweet Lord Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: […]

26 Dec 1970, George Harrison started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Sweet Lord’, making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston. https://youtu.be/SP9wms6oEMo George Harrison – My Sweet Lord Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: […]

26 Dec 1970, George Harrison started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Sweet Lord’, making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston. https://youtu.be/SP9wms6oEMo George Harrison – My Sweet Lord Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: […]

29 Nov 2001, Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here […]

20 Nov 1976, Paul Simon hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live where he performed live with George Harrison on ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘Homeward Bound’. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were both in New York City watching the show on TV. https://youtu.be/KEgBMTMUanU Paul Simon & Goerge Harrison- Here Comes The Sun Read the full article […]

31 Aug 1976, George Harrison was found guilty of ‘subconscious plagiarism’ of the Ronnie Mack song ‘He’s So Fine’ when writing ‘My Sweet Lord’. Earnings from the song were awarded to Mack’s estate; The Chiffons then recorded their own version of ‘My Sweet Lord’. https://youtu.be/SP9wms6oEMo George Harrison – My Sweet Lord Read the full article […]

We have a new book on pre order: Finding Fretless: The story of George Harrison’s mad guitar and the search for Jimi Hendrix’s and Frank Zappa’s. Guitar experts and aficionados were previously unaware of the prototype’s important part in Beatles mythology, its history a mystery until 2019. https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/product/finding-fretless/ Read the full article at The Day […]


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