Harrisons

Finding Fretless: The story of George Harrison’s mad guitar is our latest book which is now avialble for pre order. You might have seen author Paul Brett on the BBC Antiques Roadshow with the guitar where is was valued at £300,000 – £400,000. Finding Fretless tells the remarkable tale of the discovery of an invaluable […]

23 Jan 1971, George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a No.1 when ‘ ‘My Sweet Lord’ went to the top of the UK single charts. The song from his ‘All Things Must Pass’ album stayed at No.1 for five weeks. The track returned to the top of the UK charts in 2002, […]

20 Jan 2002, George Harrison had the posthumous UK No.1 single with the re-release of the 1971 former No.1 ‘My Sweet Lord’. Harrison’s single replaced Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’, the only time in chart history that one deceased artist had taken over from another at No.1. ‘My Sweet Lord’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/my-sweet-lord/ My Sweet Lord – […]

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://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/my-sweet-lord/ My Sweet Lord – George Harrison’s classic song | This Day In Music Read […]

27 Nov 1970, George Harrison released All Things Must Pass which includes the hit singles ‘My Sweet Lord’ and ‘What Is Life’, as well as songs such as ‘Isn’t It a Pity’ and the title track that had been turnedSee More down for inclusion on releases by the Beatles. The triple album would go on […]

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://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/my-sweet-lord/ My Sweet Lord – George Harrison’s classic song | This […]

1 Aug 1971, The Concert For Bangladesh organised by George Harrison to aid victims of famine and war in Bangladesh took place at New York's Madison Sq Garden. Featuring Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and members from Badfinger. Harrison had to shell out his own money to maintain the fund […]

23rd March 1972, The film of The Concert For Bangladesh featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton premiered in New York. The event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in world history. The concert raised $243,418.51 for Bangladesh relief, which was administered by UNICEF. Sales of the album and DVD continue to […]


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