Tag Archives: George Harrison

Not much can top hearing ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ in concert

There might not have been a Beatle onstage at State Farm Arena, but Bill King reports there was a definite Fab aura surrounding the Atlanta performance by Jeff Lynne’s ELO. … When it comes to fellow travelers of The Beatles, … Continue reading

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Macca’s Never-Ending Tour Continues to Please

Beatlefan Publisher Bill King and his family saw the Memorial Day stop of Paul McCartney’s Freshen Up tour at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. His thoughts on the evening … Ever since Paul McCartney resumed touring in 1989, I’ve been … Continue reading

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George Harrison: On the Record, February ’79

A complete transcript of Harrison’s comments from his February, 1979, Los Angeles press conference for his “George Harrison” album. This transcript originally was published in Beatlefan #3, April 1979. Sporting a shaggy Beatle haircut and moustache, 36-year-old George Harrison not only has emerged from a … Continue reading

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February, 1964: A Revelation

Beatlefan reader Connie Colvin looks back 55 years at her first reaction to The Beatles. You might say that The Beatles snuck up on me, stealthily, to steal my heart. I do remember seeing the little film of them on … Continue reading

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Birthplace of the White Album

The Beatles’ dalliance with their guru may not have been long-lasting, but the time they spent in India did produce more than an album’s worth of songs. Susan Shumsky, author of “Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles’ Guru,” … Continue reading

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Apple to the Core: A Fan’s Notes

Fifty years ago, Apple Records released “Our First Four,” led by The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”/“Revolution” single. Bill King recounts how he’s followed the Fabs’ record label ever since. … My fascination with Apple Records began in the summer of 1968, when I … Continue reading

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Reassessing Paul McCartney’s ‘Off the Ground’ 25 Years Later

Bill King takes a fresh look at a 1993 album that once was a mainstay on his stereo, but which he hadn’t listened to in years until recently. Twenty-five years ago, in the spring of 1993, Paul McCartney’s “Off the … Continue reading

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That Was the Year That Was: Lots of High Points for Beatles Fans in 2017

Beatlefan Publisher Bill King looks back on the past 12 months in the Beatles world. … Any year where you get to see two of The Beatles live in concert in your city has to be considered an above average … Continue reading

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Ringo’s Back Beat: You Can’t Lose It

Beatlefan contributor Dave Persails offers an appreciation of the world’s greatest drummer. Ringo Starr recently finished a concert tour of the U.S., and he made a stop in greater Houston, in Sugarland, Texas, to be precise. With no real surprises, … Continue reading

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McCartney on Tour: Still Worth it? Oh, Yeah!

Beatlefan Publisher Bill King saw the July 13 stop of Paul McCartney’s One on One tour at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA. His thoughts on the evening … Say what you will about Paul McCartney’s mostly unchanging show and … Continue reading

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