Tag Archives: George Harrison

The Concert for Bangladesh

I’m currently reading Never a Dull Moment: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth and it reminded me that it was on August 1, 1971 that The Concert For Bangladesh happened. It was two benefit concerts organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar. The concerts were held at 2:30 and 8:00 pm  at Madison […]

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2 For 2uesday

While everyone is talking about Guns ‘n’ Roses and their inevitable reunion (and eventual disappointment), The Cult  keeps churning out classic rock gems every few years.  2016 marks their first new album in four years and they sound as strong as ever with their first single “Hinterland” Every wonder what it would sound like if the […]

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John Lennon at 75

George Harrison died from cancer.  He knew it was coming, prepared properly for the inevitable and passed on.  I can accept this departure. A healthy John Lennon was shot at point blank range. He was born on October 9, 1940 which would have made him 75.   I can only imagine the work he might […]

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George Harrison Tree gets a second life

  As George once sang “All Things Must Pass’.  The George Harrison Tree lived ten years in Griffith Park before being devoured by (as everyone has noted)  ironically, beetles. The good news is that on what would have been George’s 72 birthday, there will be another tree planted “in memory of a great humanitarian who […]

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President’s Day

Let’s look back over the past 50+ years and provide you with some awkward moments of The POTUS and their association with music. May 19, 1962, In honor of his 45th birthday, Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to President John Kennedy at  Madison Square Garden in New York. Quips the President, “I can now retire from politics […]

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Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

The Grammys are on Sunday and while all eyes will be on Taylor Swift and her enthusiasm for other artists performing on stage like Rhianna, Kanye and McCartney (think of them like the new Crosby, Stills and Nash), it’s also a time to look back.  The Recording Academy has this year decided to bestow The […]

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Best Reissues and Box Set 2014

If you haven’t been weighted down with Starbucks gift certificates, you’re probably swimming in Amazon Gift Certificates so with that in mind why not buy/re-purchase music you bought decades ago.  Here are ten of my favorite reissues and box sets released in 2014. Led Zeppelin I II, III, IV and House Of The Holy Bob […]

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The Beatles and Halloween

Sure, The Beatles didn’t invent rock and roll or films or fashion but they certainly made it more fun and that can also be said for their stamp on Halloween.              This also gives me the opportunity to post this forgotten gem from John Lennon’s Walls & Bridges album and with John […]

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President bands

Today we celebrate all our Presidents of these United States and I celebrate by listing a number of my favorite bands that have a President in their name.  Sure it’s a stretch but this is my blog. Carter Family Jimmy may have been the 39th President but The Carter Family was the first family of […]

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Music Collaboration

John Fogerty just released an album “Wrote a Song For Everyone” comprised solely of past Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo songs.  The hook is he’s collaborating with a different artist for each song of that artist’s choosing.  i.e. Foo Fighters performing “Fortunate Son” and  Dawes performing “Someday Never Comes” I’m not sure if it means anything […]

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