Joe Brown - “I’ll See You In My Dreams” - Concert for George
Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, 29 November 2002
"When Joe Brown closed George Harrison’s Tribute Show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2002 there was only one song that fitted the bill - I’ll See You In My Dreams. Specifically requested of Joe by Olivia Harrison and Eric Clapton it was the only song not directly connected to George but one of his all-time favourites." - From a press release [x]
On September 22, 1992, Beatles’ Biographer Geoffrey Giuliano was interviewed by the Guardian newspaper, insulting the Beatles, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Olivia did not take this too kindly and wrote to the Guardian newspaper, who had her letter published on October 5, 1992
The sight of Geoffrey Giuliano’s face is enough to make anyone a recluse. My husband once made the remark: ‘That guy knows more about my life than I do’. Mr. Giuliano missed the joke and used it to endorse his book. To rate himself as the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roller biographer (a laughable title in the first place) is nothing but delusion. He has only ever been in the vicinity of my husband for about 10 minutes and considers himself an expert. He parades as a spiritual person while condemning the famous, yet without them his achievements in this life wouldn’t rate one line in any newspaper. To judge Paul McCartney as ‘vacuous and shallow’ after all Paul has written and offered to the world is surely the judgement of an arrogant mind, especially as Giuliano’s own recognition is not because he is creative, but because, like a starving dog, he scavenges from his heroes, picking up bits of gristle and sinew along the way, repackaging them for consumption by a gullible public. His life is a ‘curse’ to himself and perhaps his admitted 300 acid trips by the age of 19 have something to do with it. I’m sick of this guy.
Olivia Harrison (Mrs. George)
Courtsey of http://darksweetlady.tripod.com/
TBS has just released to Beatles Examiner Sept. 18 the full schedule of guests during next week’s tribute to George Harrison on the late-night show “Conan” that will start Monday and it has a nice surprise. A spokesman told Beatles Examiner Dhani Harrison and Friends will appear Wednesday night, but also appearing is Paul Simon, who’ll appear Tuesday night. George Harrison fans will recall that Paul Simon and George Harrison sang together on a “Saturday Night Live” in 1976.
The full week looks like this: On Sept. 22, the full show lineup will be Zooey Deschanel, Breckin Meyer and musical guest Beck. On Sept. 23, the “Conan” show will welcome Kirsten Dunst, Ike Barinholtz and musical guest Paul Simon. On Sept. 24, Conan O’Brien’s guests will be Luke Wilson and musical guest Dhani Harrison and Friends. Identities of the “Friends” were not available. On Sept. 25, the final night of the Harrison tribute, the show lineup will be Bill Hader, Chelsea Peretti musical guest Norah Jones.
The tribute coincides with the release of “George Harrison: The Apple Years ‘68-‘75,” which will hit the stores on Sept. 22 on both CD and in digital form on iTunes. The set collects Harrison’s solo work for The Beatles’ Apple Records and also includes a DVD that, among other things, includes a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage.
A Goldenvoice spokesman also confirmed Thursday that “The Best Fest Presents George Fest: An Evening To Celebrate the Music of George Harrison” at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles is now officially sold out. Additional tickets went on sale Wednesday morning, but sold quickly. By late afternoon, visitors to the site saw a prompt that said “There are currently no seats available. The show is not officially sold out and it is possible some seats become available again.” The event sold out at its original venue, the El Rey Theatre, prompting a move to a slightly larger venue.
Paul Simon was the guest host when George Harrison appeared on the Nov. 20, 1976 episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Harrison and Simon sang “Homeward Bound” and “Here Comes The Sun” together on the show. Chip Madinger’s “Eight Arms to Hold You” reports that also taped were “Bye Bye Love,” “”Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long,” “”Yesterday,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “Rock Island Line,” and “Ride of the Valkyries.”, but most were fragments. “Homeward Bound” was officially released on the charity CD “Nobody’s Child: Romanian Angel Appeal” in 1990.
In that SNL show, George Harrison also appeared in a comedy bit with SNL’s Lorne Michaels about a comedy offer to get the Beatles to reunite for $3,000. Harrison and Michaels talked about the offer, but Michaels told Harrison it was meant to be $3,000 for all four of them, but only $750 for him alone.
- Examiner [x]
Really, you should already be tuning into CONAN every day for your late-night viewing, but in the case you’re not (why aren’t you?), next week is a good time to change that. The talk show host has invited several music guests to perform George Harrison covers every night of the week.
This.week-long tribute coincides with the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75 which includes Harrison’s first six solo albums. While the reissue is pretty much an event within itself, Conan O’Brien knows that the late Beatle is worthy of more celebration. Beck, Paul Simon, Norah Jones, and Dhani Harrison & Friends will all join in the festivities.
The reissue will be available on CD and digital download starting September 22. You can read all the cool things the package will offer and pre-order it here. Then check out the schedule below to see who is playing on CONAN when. The show airs Monday-Thursday at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS.
22 - Beck
23 - Paul Simon
24 - Dhani Harrison
25 - Norah Jones
*found on the two’s FB fan page*
Dhani’s Intro form The Apple Years Box Set book
'Whilst doing the remaster of 'All Things Must Pass' in mid-2000 my father turned to me and flippantly said, as he often did, 'One day you're gonna have to finish all this.'
'Not if you're here to finish…
"the whole of life is a change: from the morning to the evening, from spring to winter … from birth to death "
Apple Scruffs by George Harrison from George’s ‘All Things Must Pass” album.
I’ve added an addition to my tumblr here and added a page for Olivia & Dhani that I’m calling Olivia & Dhani Harrison Fan Page. To add it, follow it etc. the link is at new page. Thanks :)
For George, we love you always!
A song I use as a daily reminder to just take it a day at a time and find peace. From George’s 1987 album ‘Cloud 9’. In an interview George once said that someone had brought over a pamphlet from Alcoholics Anonymous and that he thumbed through it, The advice in it inspired him to write ‘Just For Today’