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35 Years Ago: George Harrison Releases Self-Titled Album

Feb. 20, 1979 was a celebratory day for loyal Beatles fans, nearly a decade beyond the group’s dissolution, because it signaled the release of George Harrison’s first album in more than two years.

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George Harrison-Scored ‘Wonderwall’ Film Getting Collector’s Edition Reissue

The film responsible for the first official solo album by a member of the Beatles is getting the reissue treatment.

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56 Years Ago: George Harrison Joins John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the Quarry Men

The third part of the equation that would become the Beatles fell into place on Feb. 6, 1958. George Harrison joined the Quarry Men, the John Lennon-led group that Paul McCartney had joined as a second guitarist and singer the previous summer.

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45 Years Ago: George Harrison Quits the Beatles

In early 1969, while their fans were still swooning over the recently released White Album, the Beatles were holed up in London's Twickenham Studios, trying to figure out their next move. These famously fractious sessions eventually produced the band's final studio release, 'Let It Be' -- but not before bringing long-simmering tensions between the group's members to a raging boil.

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14 Years Ago: George Harrison Attacked at Home

“They used us as an excuse to go mad, the world did," George Harrison said in the Beatles' 1995 'Anthology' documentary. "And then blamed it on us.” But even he could never suspect that, four years later, those words would ring true again when, on Dec. 30, 1999, a mad man attacked Harrison in his own house, nearly killing him.

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George Harrison Reportedly Refused Royal Honor Before His Death

According to correspondence recently unearthed by the U.K.'s Daily Mail, long-simmering resentments between former Beatles may have prompted George Harrison to turn down a distinguished award from the royal family before his death.

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12 Years Ago: George Harrison Dies

George Harrison rarely gave his son advice. "The only two things he felt I had to do in my life were be happy and meditate," Dhani Harrison once told Rolling Stone about his late father.

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11 Years Ago: George Harrison’s Final Album, ‘Brainwashed,’ Released

Celebrating its 11th anniversary this week is George Harrison's understated and deeply beautiful 'Brainwashed,' the famed guitarist and former Beatle's eleventh -- and, tragically, final -- studio album.

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45 Years Ago: George Harrison Releases the First Beatles Solo Album

With the release of 'Wonderwall Music' in November 1968, George Harrison was the first Beatle to step into the spotlight on his own. Recording sessions actually began a year earlier -- when the Beatles were recording their annual Christmas message -- with 'India' and 'Swordfencing,' both working titles that would be changed before release.

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George Harrison’s ‘Concert for Bangladesh’ Released Digitally on 40th Anniversary With Bonus Extras

This coming Monday, August 1, marks 40 years since George Harrison and some famous friends performed the Concert for Bangladesh, and the anniversary is being celebrated with digital downloads, a month dedicated to charitable giving and free streams of the ‘Concert for Bangladesh’ movie.

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