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George Harrison's Widow Halts Statue Plans

13th January 2013

George Harrison's widow has halted plans to honour the Beatles star with a statue close to the family home.A campaign was launched to persuade local officials in Harrison's adopted hometown of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, England...

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Ravi Shankar Memorial Service Held In California

By Joe Wilde | 21st December 2012

Family, friends and fans have all congregated in California today to mourn the late Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, who passed away earlier this month.Shankar will long be remembered for his inspirational style of playing...

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Hundreds Pay Tribute To Ravi Shankar

21st December 2012

Hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to Ravi Shankar yesterday (20.12.12).The legendary sitar played passed way aged 92 earlier this month and was mourned by a crowd of around 700 fans and celebrity...

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Norah Jones Joins Hundreds Of Mourners At Dad Ravi Shankar's Public Memorial

21st December 2012

Norah Jones and George Harrison's widow were among the hundreds of mourners to attend a memorial in honour of late musician Ravi Shankar in California on Thursday (20Dec12).The legendary sitar player passed away at the...

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George Harrison's Leather Jacket Sells For $176,000 At Auction

13th December 2012

A leather jacket once owned by late Beatles star George Harrison has sold at auction in London for a staggering $176,000 (£110,000).The black jacket, which was snapped up by a private collector, dated from Harrison's...

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Ravi Shankar, The Godfather Of Indian Classical Music, Has Died At The Age Of 92

By Lorna Greville  | 12th December 2012

Shankar changed the face of modern music and opened the eyes of millions to sitar music as well as the Asian-sub-continent's classical music differences in tone, rhythm, harmony and timbre. Sitar music has entirely different...

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"A True Pioneer" - The Recording Academy Pay Tribute To Ravi Shankar

By Hayley Avron | 12th December 2012

The Recording Academy have paid tribute to the late Ravi Shankar, who passed away, aged 92.In a statement, from the organisation behind the annual Grammy awards, his influence is acknowledged in many musical fields, such...

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Ravi Shankar Dies Aged 92

12th December 2012

Ravi Shankar has died aged 92. The sitar player - whose daughter is 33-year-old musician Norah Jones - passed away yesterday (11.12.12) following heart valve surgery last week. In a statement issued this morning (12.12.12.),...

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George Harrison's Private Beatles Collection Heading To Auction

30th November 2012

George Harrison's family members are auctioning off a massive collection of the late star's personal Beatles memorabilia.The sale includes more than 100 lots, from clothing and jewellery to guitars and photographs, many of which were...

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Sir Paul Mccartney Remembers Late Beatles Bandmates Nightly On Tour

28th November 2012

Sir Paul Mccartney remembers fallen Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison every night on tour when he pays tribute to his tragic bandmates.The singer takes an emotional trip down memory lane at each date on...

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George Harrison's Widow Abandons Security Fence Plans

18th November 2012

George Harrison's widow has abandoned plans to erect a razor-wire fence around her home following fierce opposition from neighbours.Olivia Harrison applied to her local council for permission to place a seven-foot (two-metre) high structure around...

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Michael Jackson Highest Earning Dead Musician

2nd November 2012

Michael Jackson earned more than any other dead musician in the 2012. The 'Thriller' star, who passed away in 2009, made $145 million to top the chart - calculated for the year running October 2011...

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Elizabeth Taylor Queen Of Posthumous Celeb Earnings, Toppling King-of-pop Michael Jackson From The Top Spot

By Lorna Greville  | 30th October 2012

After her death last year aged 79, just two years after her great friend Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor has become the world's highest grossing dead celebrity, according to Forbes. This result sees the growth of...

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Paul Mccartney: Yoko Wasn't To Blame For Beatles Split

29th October 2012

Sir Paul McCartney has insisted Yoko Ono wasn't responsible for the end of The Beatles.The 70-year-old musician has attempted to end decades of anger directed at the Japanese artist for the band's demise in 1970...

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The Beatles' Chip Shop Footage Set To Be Released

2nd October 2012

Unseen footage of The Beatles in a chip shop is set to be released. The Space is due to show behind the scenes footage of the 'Hey Jude' group - Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison,...

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Fascinating Fact 14045

5th September 2012

A leather jacket worn by The Beatles legend George Harrison is expected to sell for as much as $192,000 (£120,000) at a Bonhams auction in December (12). The guitarist wore the jacket at the Fab...

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John Lennon's Former Home On Market For 15m

15th August 2012

John Lennon's former home has gone up for sale for £15 million. The late music legend wrote a number of tracks for The Beatles' eighth studio album, the seminal 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band',...

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George Harrison's Widow Under Fire Over Security Fence Plans

6th August 2012

The widow of Beatles star George Harrison is under fire over renewed plans to put up a razor wire security fence around her home.Olivia Harrison has requested permission from her local council to erect a...

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Paul Mccartney Glad Beatles Never Reunited

26th July 2012

Sir Paul McCartney is glad The Beatles never reunited. The legendary 'Get Back' band ended in 1969 amidst legal wrangling and the bassist-and-singer - one of the surviving two members of the group, alongside Ringo...

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Veteran Victor Spinetti Loses Battle With Cancer, Aged 82

19th June 2012

The veteran Welsh actor Victor Spinetti has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer, it's been confirmed. The 82 year-old was believed to have had cancer for a year but had remained in good...

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Paul Mccartney & Ringo Starr Reunite At Dhani Harrison's Top Secret Wedding

11th June 2012

Beatles Sir Paul Mccartney and Ringo Starr reunited in England at the weekend (09Jun12) as George Harrison's son Dhani secretly wed former model Solveig Karadottir.The two music legends joined actors Tom Hanks and Clive Owen...

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Paul Mccartney & Ringo Starr Reunite At Dhani Harrison's Top Secret Wedding

11th June 2012

Beatles Sir Paul Mccartney and Ringo Starr reunited in England at the weekend (09Jun12) as George Harrison's son Dhani secretly wed former model Solveig Karadottir.The two music legends joined actors Tom Hanks and Clive Owen...

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More Unheard George Harrison Songs Set For Release

31st May 2012

A second batch of unheard George Harrison tracks could be set for release, according to his widow.Olivia Harrison teamed up with Beatles producer Sir George Martin's son Giles to trawl through an archive of the...

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George Harrison's Widow Rules Out Hologram Revival

30th May 2012

George Harrison's widow Olivia has ruled out ever reviving the Beatles legend's image with an onstage hologram, insisting she wouldn't be able to "handle" seeing it.Last month (Apr12) the audience at the Coachella festival in...

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Fascinating Fact 13487

30th May 2012

George Harrison's musician son Dhani was a former aerodynamicist for sportscar company MCLaren.

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Chris Jericho: All Music Goes Back To The Beatles

25th May 2012

Chris Jericho thinks all modern music is influenced by The Beatles.The Fozzy frontman says that even his band's brand of heavy metal stems from the melodies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo...

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Paul Mccartney To Finish George Harrison Song?

14th May 2012

Sir Paul McCartney may finish a recording by George Harrison.The Beatles legends could be reunited on a song almost 12 years after George's death from cancer in 2001, as his widow, Olivia, has launched a...

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Mad Men Producers Shell Out $250,000 For Beatles Track

9th May 2012

The producers of Mad Men have shelled out an impressive sum of $250,000 in order to use a Beatles song in one of their new episodes. The New York Daily News revealed today that the...

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Ringo Starr's Sickening Stage Fright

10th April 2012

Ringo Starr gets such bad stage fright he is often sick before performances.The Beatles legend says despite being a star for over 50 years he still suffers from nerves and is scared about getting on...

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