Today: The late George Harrison was born in 1943, 71 years ago


He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all the humanity, all the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the common sense of a man and compassion for people. He inspired love and had the strength of a hundred men. He was like the sun, the flowers and the moon and we shall miss him enormously. The world is a profoundly emptier place without him.
– Bob Dylan (George Harrison’s Obituary, Nov 2001)

George Harrison: The Last Performance (John Fugelsang)
Broadcast the day George Harrison died.
The last interview & last performance of a truly great individual:


“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”
― George Harrison

“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.”
― George Harrison

Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne induct George Harrison Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Concert For Bangladesh):

From Wikipedia:

Also known as Carl Harrison
L’Angelo Misterioso
Hari Georgeson
Nelson Wilbury
Spike Wilbury
Born 25 February 1943
Liverpool, England
Died 29 November 2001 (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, US
Genres Rock, pop, world music,experimental
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, record and film producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, sitar, ukulele,synthesizer, bass
Years active 1958–2001
Labels Parlophone, Capitol, Swan,Apple, Vee-Jay, Dark Horse, Gnome
Associated acts The Quarrymen, The Beatles,Traveling Wilburys, Dhani Harrison, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Delaney & Bonnie, Bob Dylan, Plastic Ono Band, Splinter

George Harrison MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Often referred to as the “quiet Beatle”, Harrison over time became an admirer of Indian culture and mysticism, introducing it to the other Beatles, as well as to their Western audience. Following the band’s break-up, enjoyed a successful solo career, and in 1988 he co-founded the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, with Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Harrison number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

My Sweet Lord: (studio version)

Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote most of the Beatles’ songs, the band’s albums generally included at least one Harrison composition. His later songs with the Beatles include “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Something”, and “Here Comes the Sun”. By the time of the band’s break-up, Harrison had accumulated a backlog of compositions, which he recorded and released as the triple album All Things Must Pass (1970), from which two hit singles originated: a double A-side single, “My Sweet Lord”/”Isn’t It a Pity”, and “What Is Life”. Later in his career, he wrote two hit singles for former Beatle Ringo Starr, as well as songs for the Traveling Wilburys. With Ravi Shankar, Harrison organized the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh, widely regarded as the first major benefit concert. Among his many accomplishments, Harrison also worked as a session musician and as a record and film producer, co-founding the production company HandMade Films in 1978.


Traveling Wilburys – Handle With Care:

Harrison married twice, first to model Pattie Boyd from 1966 to 1977, and from 1978 until his death to record company secretary Olivia Trinidad Arias, with whom he had one son, Dhani Harrison. Beginning in the mid-1960s, Harrison became closely tied to the Hare Krishna movement, and in many interviews he spoke on the subject of his mystical beliefs. He was a close friend of Eric Clapton, and is the only Beatle to have published an autobiography—I, Me, Mine (1980). Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.

w/Bob Dylan

Album of the day:

George Harrison – “Anthology”

0:00:00 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
0:04:58 It Don’t Come Easy
0:08:18 Every Time Somebody Comes To Town( Nowhere To Go)
0:11:01 I’d Have You Any Time
0:12:49 Everybody Nobody
0:15:53 Cosmic Empire
0:18:10 Mother Divine
0:20;49 I Don’t Want To Do It
0:23:06 I Live For You
0:26:36 Let It Down
0:30:53 Dehra Dun Intro (Anthology – 1995)
0:30:58 Dehra Dun (Short Edited Mix – 1969)
0:33:30 You
0:37:28 Going Down To Golders Green
0:39:45 Art Of Dying – Studio Demo
0:42:45 Wah-Wah
0:47:20 Down To The River
0:48:35 Deep Blue
0:52:10 Sue Me Sue You Blues(Demo)
0:54:56 Awaiting on You All
0:52:43 Far East Man (Alan Freeman Show – 18 October 1974)
0:56:28 Pirate Song
0:58:35 Bye Bye Love
1:01:27 Yesterday
1:04:40 Bridge Over Troubled Water
1:06:10 Rock Island Line

Other Feb 25:

  • Ralph Edmund Stanley (born February 25, 1927), also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley, is an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing.
    Birth name Ralph Edmund Stanley
    Also known as “Dr. Ralph Stanley”
    Born February 25, 1927 (age 86)
    Origin Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, USA
    Genres Bluegrass, old-time music
    Occupations Bluegrass musician
    Instruments Banjo
    Years active 1946–present
    Labels Columbia, Rebel
    Associated acts Clinch Mountain Boys, Stanley Brothers


  • Faron Young (February 25, 1932 – December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including “If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’)” and “Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young” marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles “Hello Walls” and “It’s Four in the Morning” showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a movie role, the Young Sheriff, Young’s singles reliably charted for more than 30 years. He committed suicide in 1996. Young is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.