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‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ Trailer: How Deep Is Your Love for the Trio?

Even if you didn’t grow up during the disco era, you undoubtedly know at least one song by The Bee Gees. The trio of brothers Barry, Maurice & Robin Gibb delivered such hits as “Stayin’ Alive” and “Night Fever” from the hit film Saturday Night Fever, not to mention other classic tunes like “How Deep Is Your Love” and “You Should Be Dancing.” But there’s a lot you probably don’t know about the meteoric rise to fame enjoyed by The Bee Gees, which will be chronicled in a new documentary on HBO, an...
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"George Harrison once sent a handwritten letter to a Beatles fan asking them to trash Paul McCartney’s car."

Far Out reports.  The fan, Susan Houghton, presumably calculating what it would take to get Harrison to choose her letter as one to write a response to, had asked him how to wash her car. Harrison wrote out a 7-point list of instructions, the 7th point being:  Now proceed to 20 Forthlin RD. with about 6 buckets full of dirty muddy greasey water, where a shiney Ford Classic will be seen. Spread contents of the buckets evenly, so as to leave a nice film of muck over the car. You can now return ...
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'We were lucky people didn't throw tomatoes': Klaus Voormann on his Beatles and Plastic Ono days

He played with the Fab Four in Hamburg, inspired their moptops, drew the famed Revolver cover, and gigged with Yoko Ono. As his illustrations are published, the great musician relives his fabulous escapadesIn September 1969, the bass player and artist Klaus Voormann, who had recently left Manfred Mann, received a phone call from John Lennon. There was nothing unusual in that. Voormann had known the Beatles for nine years and was part of the band’s tight inner circle. It was Voormann’s own band, ...
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‘Revolver’: Beatles-Themed Comedy Will Star Maya and Ethan Hawke

Real-life father and daughter Ethan Hawke and Maya Hawke will star together in Revolver, a comedy about a young woman trying to get very close to the Beatles after a plane carrying the Fab Four unexpectedly lands in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. WALL-E and Finding Nemo/Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton is set to helm the film from a script by Stranger Things writer Kate Trefry. Per Variety, Ethan Hawke and Maya Hawke will star together in Revolver, which has quite the premise: Set in...
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Maya Hawke Starring In Revolver As An Alaska Teen Trying To Lose Her Virginity To George Harrison

Revolver is a new film from Finding Nemo co-director Andrew Stanton centered on Jane, a teen in 1966 whose mission in life is to lose her virginity to George Harrison. The movie, see, is named for the masterful Beatles album that dropped that year, but it's maybe also a double entendre, see? … More »
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Peter Frampton talks new memoir ahead of Cameron Crowe virtual event at LA’s Book Soup

For Peter Frampton, the idea of a memoir was always on his list of things to do, but never today, not this year, that’s for the future. Frampton definitely had stories to tell just from his youth on the outskirts of London: He was friends with David Jones (soon to be known to the world as David Bowie); his teenage rock band was produced by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones; he played in another teen band that toured with The Who. And the stories kept coming: When he was 18, he joined Steve Marrio...
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Watch Angel Olsen Perform The Stunning New 11-Minute Song “Time Bandits”

It's only been about a month and a half since Angel Olsen released her stark and powerful new album A Whole New Mess. Since then, Olsen has remained busy. She's covered songs from Billie Holiday, George Harrison, and Bobby Vinton. And now she's posted video of herself … More »
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Watch Angel Olsen Cover “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Perform Take Away Show

Last month, Angel Olsen released Whole New Mess, her companion album to last year's All Mirrors, and she's been keeping busy during lockdown. Over on Instagram, she's gotten in the habit of performing some stripped-down covers of songs by artists like George Harrison, Roxy Music, and More »
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps performed with extra guitar neck

Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli commissioned an extra neck that attaches to his guitar, allowing him to play intricate duets by himself. Here he performs George Harrison's classic While My Guitar Gently Weeps. This video features my latest invention, called "Reverse Slide Neck". It´s an add-on neck which can be fixed and removed in just a few…
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Shorties (A New Essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Angel Olsen Covered George Harrison, and more)

The New Yorker features a new essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Angel Olsen covered George Harrison's "Beware of Darkness." September's best eBook deals. Today's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Last Friends by Jane Gardam The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytalls has passed away. Flickering Myth previewed the graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. Composer Amanda Jones discussed scoring film and te...
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Watch Angel Olsen Cover George Harrison’s “Beware Of Darkness”

Angel Olsen has stayed quite busy during this largely locked-down year. She's been promoting the release of Whole New Mess, the companion to last year's All Mirrors -- starting with an extensive cover story at this very website. But she's also been finding ways to perform online, including a … More »
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‘Meeting the Beatles in India’ Review: A Fellow Seeker’s Documentary Blends Fab Four Lore and Gentle TM Proselytism

“‘Forrest Gump’ with a mantra” — that’s the underlying premise, in a nutshell, of “Meeting the Beatles in India,” which has filmmaker Paul Saltzman recounting the week he spent hanging with the Beatles under the tutelage of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi during their famous sojourn to the ashram in 1968. Saltzman has a tale to […]
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Social isolation is hard. New research identifies a potential intervention.

Researchers at Mt. Sinai discovered the neural mechanism behind social isolation. While the studies were conducted on mice, the team hopes this could lead to treatments in humans.This could shed light on social difficulties experienced by autistic and schizophrenic populations. Out of all the unforgettable lyrics by The Beatles, George Harrison's line, "Ah, look at all the lonely people," is one for the ages. How could you possibly live in a city surrounded by millions of people and be lonely?...
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The National’s Bryan Devendorf Just Surprise Released His Solo Debut

After the relatively quick one-two of Sleep Well Beast and I Am Easy To Find, it seemed as if the National had closed a specific chapter of their career. So now, as they did between Trouble Will Find Me and Sleep Well Beast, it appears they're taking some time for their … More »
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Family Memoirs

Checking in through the August sabbatical from bookish posts to bring you...well a sort of bookish post. But firstly, how has your week been... I hope, wherever you are in the world, you are finding some peace and calm in amongst all the ongoing noise. I am putting my August to good use with plenty of reading (lots of bookish thoughts to come) and doing  useful things like Sorting Out the CDs. I mean, however did we accumulate so many, and what to do with them since I got with the times and u...
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50 years after the Beatles broke up, these Fab Four books have new stories to tell

In the first half of this year, only two bands sold at least one million album units: the Korean boy band BTS and a British foursome that has had three top ten albums, including a Billboard No. 1, in the last three years … even though they broke up 50 years ago. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles. They remain the one band with endless staying power and an audience insatiable for more, more, more. This year marks a half-century since the band parted ways – yet paperback writers continue cr...
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I miss The Traveling Wilburys

When you're talking garage bands, you'd have to work very hard indeed to find one as playful, tight and superstar-packed as The Traveling Wilburys. I first heard them when I was 12. My mom's a Beatles fan and pulled the trigger on their first album because of George Harrison's involvement. I feel in love with their sound. When their second record was released, The Traveling Wilburys Volume 3, I lost my shit thinking that I'd somehow missed a whole album of theirs. It took me two years before ...
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Seriously Awesome Ukulele Covers of “Sultans of Swing,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Thunderstruck,” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

The ukulele has gotten a bad rap, thanks to some well-meaning musicians who turned the small, guitar-like Hawaiian lute into a novelty instrument. Chief among the offenders is Tiny Tim. Exploding into fame in the early sixties with his ukulele version of the ‘20s ditty “Tiptoe Thru’ the Tulips,” he became so famous, wrote Roger Ebert, “The Beatles asked him to sing ‘Nowhere Man’ on a bootleg Christmas recording. He did a night at Royal Albert Hall.” His marriage to Vicki Budinger on John...
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Watch the Last, Transcendent Performance of “Echoes” by Pink Floyd Keyboardist Richard Wright & David Gilmour (2006)

“Gentle, unassuming and private.” These are the words David Gilmour chose in his eulogy of Richard Wright, Pink Floyd’s keyboard player and co-songwriter, who joined the band in 1964 and stayed with them through all of their major albums, leaving after The Wall and rejoining for A Momentary Lapse of Reason. Wright was the quiet one; drummer Nick Mason compared him to George Harrison, and like Harrison, he was also Pink Floyd's secret weapon, helping to deliver many of their most career-d...
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‘An Accidental Studio’ Giveaway: Find Out How Former Beatle George Harrison’s Production Company Left Its Mark on Film History

What does the irreverent comedy Monty Python’s Life of Brian have in common with the deadly serious Bob Hoskins thriller The Long Good Friday? Both movies were produced by HandMade Films, the production company of former Beatles superstar George Harrison. A new documentary called An Accidental Studio details the company’s early days, how it took chances few other companies were taking in the 1970s and ’80s, and more, all through unreleased archived interviews with Harrison and people like Hoski...
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'An Accidental Studio' Doc Trailer Telling the Story of HandMade Films

"For me to make films is my way to help other people." RLJE Films has unveiled the official trailer for a fascinating and wild cinema history documentary film called An Accidental Studio, telling the story of HandMade Films. The production company was formed by former Beatle George Harrison and business partner Denis O'Brien in 1978 to finance the Monty Python film Life of Brian. When the original financiers of Brian, EMI Films, pulled out of the project less than a week before filming was t...
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Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary ‘Get Back’ Delayed Nearly an Entire Year

This fall, Disney would have given fans of The Beatles a wonderful gift in the form of Peter Jackson‘s documentary The Beatles: Get Back. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the movie being delayed nearly an entire year from the original September 2020 release date. Disney confirmed (via Variety) that The Beatles: Get Back will now be released on August 27, 2021. The project was first announced in January of 2019 as a chronicle of the recording of the band’s final album, L...
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19 May 2020 Playlist: What a Freudian Panel This Is

Tuesday is upon us, crouching like an incubus in that classic painting. Which was also the cover for the VHS of the movie Gothic. Regardless, it just wants to know if you’re going to brew any coffee. We know you will. Enjoy this. Mike Patton performing a track from his excellent Mondo Cane album live. In memory of George Harrison, a bunch of guitarists took to the stage together to perform “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” They left Prince for last. It’s clear wh...
Tags: Music, Television, Stimuli, Brit, George Harrison, Groucho Marx, Prince, James Corden, Reggie Watts, Mike Patton, Donald Glover, Glover, Mawaan Rizwan, Paget Brewster, Drunk History, What's My Line

Hear Classic Rock Songs Played on a Baroque Lute: “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “White Room” & More

In the 60s and 70s, rock and folk bands introduced early European music to the masses, with Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque strains running through the songs of Simon and Garfunkel, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Fairport Convention, and even Led Zeppelin. For the most part, however, arrangements stayed modern, save the appearance of a few, still-relevant folk instruments like mandolins, dulcimers, and nylon-string guitars. One can draw many lines in popular culture from this development—to p...
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365 Free Movies Streaming on YouTube

The wail resounds in every corner of the house, you cannot stop it—the books have all been read, the new releases streamed, every video game played to the end multiple times. I’m bored… You gave up quarantine homeschool weeks ago. Just who did you think you were? Here’s an idea, parent at your wit’s end: sit the kids in front of Lone Wolf McQuade or Over the Top. Tell them how everything used to look like that when you were young. No second or third screen to turn to when you lost intere...
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police links (2020)

---Pauline Kael on Writer's Workshop---"Every Breath You Take" by the Police---"Land of Confusion" by Genesis---sinking scenes from Titanic (1997)---The Last Seduction trailer---a scene from The Grifters (1990)---a scene from Coppola's Apocalypse Now (2001)---a scene from They Live (1988)---"Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison---a scene from The Godfather (1972)---"Big Time" and "Steam" by Peter Gabriel---"Need You Tonight" by INXS---"Good Thing" by Fine Young Cannibals---"Venus" by Bana...
Tags: Movies, George Harrison, Bliss, George Michael, Don Henley, Lupita Nyong, Peter Gabriel, INXS, King Kong, Tom Petty, Coppola, Pauline Kael, Ben Dickson, Bananarama, Roy Flannagan, The Film Doctor

Healthy Habits: Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness

Some of our culture’s famous figures have died from oral, head, or neck cancer – from Babe Ruth to Sammy Davis, Jr. to George Harrison. But there are also those who survived, like Michael Douglas and Jim Kelly.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Watch Jim James Cover The Beatles For COVID-19 Relief Fund

Jim James is no stranger to covering George Harrison songs. One of his first true solo endeavors, back when he was still going by Yim Yames outside of My Morning Jacket, was the Tribute To EP. Featuring James' interpretation of six Harrison songs, from both the Beatles and his own solo career, the EP was … More »
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Abbey Road zebra crossing repainted in coronavirus lockdown

Council workers take advantage of the empty streets to spruce up the crossing featured on the cover of the 1969 Beatles albumThe iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing made famous by the 1969 Beatles album of the same name has been repainted while the streets of London are empty because of the coronavirus pandemic.A highways maintenance crew quietly repainted the normally busy zebra crossing on 24 March, the day after the prime minister ordered Britain to go on lockdown in an attempt to stem the sprea...
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Iconic Album Covers Get the Social Distancing Treatment

One of history's most iconic album covers is The Beatles' Abbey Road. The photo of (in order from the right if you're being picky) John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison is masterfully simple. The group walking across the street, VW Beetle parked not-quite-right, is lauded for its simplicity and has been tourist...
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