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George Harrison and the Bee Gees to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Written by admin on December 18, 2014 – 7:24 pm -

George Harrison and the Bee Gees will receive the Recording Academy’s ® Lifetime Achievement award at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February.

The same honour will go to blues guitarist Buddy Guy, French composer Pierre Boulez, Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jiménez, country music duo the Louvin Brothers, and saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.

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George Harrison guitar sells for $657,000

Written by admin on May 20, 2014 – 7:24 pm -

A 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar owned by George Harrison sold for $657,000 (£390,000) at Julien’s Music Icons auction on Saturday.

The guitar was purchased by Harrison in September 1963 at Fenton’s Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while he was on a two-week visit to see his sister, Louise.

George Harrison Rickenbacker 425 guitar

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27 recordings added to Grammy Hall of Fame

Written by admin on December 4, 2013 – 1:59 pm -

The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its Grammy Hall Of Fame, including classic recordings by Sam Cooke, George Harrison, Neil Young, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, says:

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Song of the Week #152 – “We Can Work It Out”

Written by admin on May 8, 2013 – 8:27 am -

The Beatles We Can Work It Out single

The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

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Ravi Shankar dies aged 92

Written by admin on December 12, 2012 – 8:08 am -

Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitar player who helped introduce Indian music to the West, died last night at a hospital near his home in San Diego, California. He was 92.

Shankar underwent heart-valve replacement surgery last week, but according to a statement from his wife and daughter, “Unfortunately, despite the best efforts ofthe surgeons and doctors taking care of him, his body was not able to withstand the strain of the surgery.”

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