Jim Hendrix arrived in the UK with a bang. Keen to impress audiences on the damper side of the pond, the guitarist pulled out all the stops, treating music fans to jaw-dropping feats of virtuosity. Hendrix’s reputation as a showman was an essential aspect of his popularity in Britain.
GEORGE HARRISON made a string of demands about one of his most iconic songs to The Beatles, including an extraordinary demand for Paul McCartney. The romantic classic topped the charts worldwide, but who was it actually written for? George Harrison's songwriting was often overlooked by The Beatles' principal composers John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Davies, a Sunday Times contributor, was the only journalist and writer to ever write an authorised biography of the Beatles during the band’s career. Titled The Beatles, and published in 1968, the writer accumulated thousands of pieces of material while he was writing about the band.
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The British Library has acquired the private archive – containing notebooks, video and photographs – of Hunter Davies, the author of the only authorised biography of The Beatles to date. Davies spent 18 months with the Fab Four and had unprecedented access to John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Sir Ringo Starr as he wrote his 1968 book.
The Beatles were born in Liverpool - but John Lennon always said they were made in Hamburg, and their former friend says he was spot on. George Harrison was “by far the best” musician in The Beatles during their seminal stint playing on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn, a German friend of the band has said.
Olivia Harrison will give a talk at Liverpool Literary Festival The widow of Beatles' star George Harrison will pay a "moving" tribute to her late husband to mark two decades since his death. Olivia Harrison married the musician in September 1978 and the pair raised son Dhani together before George died in 2001.
You can immediately spot John Lennon’s sideburns and glasses, as well as George Harrison’s distinctive hair and eyebrows. The artist of the exquisite pen sketch? Their bandmate Paul McCartney. It was 55 years ago today (or thereabouts) when the Beatle was asked by the journalist Hunter Davies how Lennon and Harrison had looked when they played in their previous incarnation, the Quarrymen.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you will have heard about and perhaps watched Peter Jackson’s 2021 fly-on-the-wall documentary The Beatles: Get Back. The project brought us closer to the Fab Four than ever before during the intimate and often fractious recording sessions for the band’s final album, Let It Be.
The pair worked together following the infamous split The Beatles split up in 1970 just after they released their final album, Let It be. The Fab Four then all went their separate ways and began working on solo music. George Harrison released his seminal album All Things Must Pass in late 1970.
The famous Beatles star had to trade away his guitar in return for another lost instrument over 40 years ago A piece of Beatles history will go on sale today (Saturday) in Dallas, Texas, 40 years after it was traded for a stolen guitar. The rare 1958 Sunburst Les Paul electric guitar was taken in exchange for the return of George Harrison’s red Gibson Les Paul.
ELVIS PRESLEY and The Beatles met only once in an encounter that left John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr "disappointed". The King came across as "a boring old fart" to the Fab Four and reacted strangely to Lennon's praise of him.
Liverpool Literary Festival returns this Autumn, showcasing an exciting line-up of writers including Oliva Harrison, who will deliver a moving talk on her latest book of poetry dedicated to her late husband, George Harrison. The festival will welcome an eclectic range of authors throughout the weekend from Frank Cottrell-Boyce to Joanna Trollope – with weekend and day festival passes available for the first time.
When asked to sum up his relationship with Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, David Gilmour opted for “telepathic”. Watching this stunning footage of the pair performing ‘Echoes’ for the last time, it’s easy to see where the guitarist was coming from.
GEORGE HARRISON was honoured with an OBE in 2000, recognising his extraordinary services to music - yet the "insulted" star turned it down. A year later, The Beatles star died. Although The Beatles split up back in 1970, each of the band members continued to release solo music in the decades that followed.
When George Harrison eventually emerged from the shadows of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as yet another bombastic songwriter from The Beatles, he still leaned on his bandmates for help and advice. Notably, one of his more famous earlier compositions, ‘Taxman’, saw Harrison use the acerbic wit of his fellow guitarist Lennon to complete the song.
The Beatles had a habit of attracting obsessive fans. At the height of their fame, almost every country in the world had its own brand of Beatles junky. To this day, countless music fans hold an adoration for The Beatles that you could easily mistake for crippling dependence.