The Tom Petty/Sam Smith settlement is just one example of how music industry players have handled controversies regarding hit songs with contested pedigrees. Here are some others:
1931. "Brandon, James River, Prince George County, Virginia. Built ca. 1730 by Nathaniel Harrison II and for two centuries the home of the Harrison family. The central block connecting the two older wings is supposed to have been designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1789 upon his return from France." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.
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The Recording Academy has named its Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2015. George Harrison, The Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, the Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter, Flaco Jiménez and Pierre Boulez will all be honored at next year's ceremony during Grammy week. Show More Summary
The Daily Mirror has today splashed on the fact that Rupert Harrison, chief economic adviser to the British government, has had a pay increase and is now on £95,000. Outrageous,… Continue reading The post Why is George Osborne’s aide paid £95,000? Because he’s worth it appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
This past year, Steve and Brad started a podcast series on "Beatles in the ‘80s" and covered half of the Fab Four with Paul McCartney and George Harrison. When will they get to Ringo? For that answer, I will have to Wrack My Brain.
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British guitarist who's played alongside Elton John and George Harrison jailed for his part in an Anonymous hack attack against MasterCard.
"Thirty Three & 1/3" is the name of George Harrison's seventh studio album, released in 1976. The series "33 1/3" is a famous collection of books dedicated to individual albums, published by Bloomsbury Publishing beginning in 2003. And...Show More Summary
Bobby Keys, the legendary rock ’n’ roll saxophone player, has died. Keys was best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, though he also appeared on albums by John Lennon, George Harrison, the Who, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King, Carly Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Eric Clapton among others. Michael Webb, Keys’ bandmate in [...]
Legendary rock 'n' saxophonist also worked with The Who, George Harrison, and Buddy Holly.
Steve Leber once managed Aerosmith and AC/DC. He helped organize the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden, which featured Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and George Harrison and raised money... To view the full story, click the title link.
The "Star Wars: Episode VII" trailer premiered Friday online and in theaters. The film will star newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley while reuniting original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. While we didn't...Show More Summary
Dionne Warwick produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David? And she covers one of my favorite songs, George Harrison’s “Something?” Sign me up. This might be the first crackly record to which I’ve listened during this column’s run, which might explain why it was in a separate box, away from the near pristine vinyl of my inherited collection. My copy... Read More
THE LAST SATURDAY OF SWEEPS!! Herc’s Seen HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE!! Cameron Diaz Returns To SNL!! Paul Simon, George Harrison and John Belushi On SNL VINTAGE!! American Music Festival On AUSTIN CITY LIMITS!! TRANSPORTER & WHEELS Finales!! Read the full article on AICN Tonight’s SNL Vintage brings a second-season episode from Nov. Show More Summary
Just a little more than a month ago, Beck was a musical guest on Conan; he’d come through to cover George Harrison’s solo song “Wah-Wah” as part of the show’s George Harrison Week. Last night, Beck turned up on the show again, and this time he was there to sing one of his own songs. [...]
Hypothetical question time! Let's say the Traveling Wilburys—that ultimate late-80s super(duper)group of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty—were all still rocking and rolling (RIP), about to go on a world tour, and they had to add one new musician to their crew. Who would it be? Read more...
The Best Fest is a traveling festival of sorts that has celebrated the music of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, and now George Harrison. All the events that are put on by the Best Fest are both a celebration of music as well...Show More Summary
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Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.’s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the musicians’ charity Sweet Relief, and it featured (deep breath) Brian Wilson, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Norah Jones, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Perry Farrell, the Killers’ Brandon Flowers [...]