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Gimme Five: Gary Wright, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Alan White, Joey Molland on George Harrison

Gimme Five: Gary Wright, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Alan White, Joey Molland on George Harrison

We’re celebrating the late George Harrison’s birthday by revisiting some signature moments with collaborators from his earliest days of post-Beatles music making.

Gimme Five: Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon

Gimme Five: Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon

Turns out, John Lennon was just as mercurially intriguing to those who shared studio time with the late Beatles star as he was to those who simply purchased the music.

Almost Hits: The Beach Boys, “I Can Hear Music” (1969)

Almost Hits: The Beach Boys, “I Can Hear Music” (1969)

Released as a single in 1969 from 20/20, the Beach Boys’ last album for Capitol Records, “I Can Hear Music” is possibly their greatest single of the post-Pet Sounds era — and, unusually, it’s not an original.

‘Produced by George Martin’: Inside his legendary collaborations with the Beatles, and beyond

It’s nearly two and half minutes into this film — during a friendly game of pool with son Giles — before you notice the hearing aid in George Martin’s ear. It’s a devastating reality for music lovers of every kind.

From panels to live jams, splendid time had by all at the 2012 Fest for Beatles Fans

To discuss “every sound there is,” Beatles enthusiasts converged on Rosemont, Illinois for the 36th annual Fest for Beatles Fans. From August 10-12, 2012, Beatles experts, musicians, and enthusiasts gathered at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Something Else! sneak peek: George Harrison, "My Sweet Lord" (2012)

You could argue that Phil Spector’s billowing vision of Orchestra As Rock Band saw its fullest flowering on George Harrison’s stunning 1970 debut All Things Must Pass. You could also argue that he almost ruined it with a wet-sock Wall of Sound

Bill Medley – 100 Percent/Soft and Soulful (1968/69; 2012 reissue)

Bill Medley’s first forays into a solo career upon leaving the Righteous Brothers have been lost to the digital age, until now.

Gimme Five: Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked

There is much about the Beatles that’s easy to love. The ornate pop, the long-haired peaceability, the arguments over which one’s your favorite. Still, lend them your ear and you’ll discover a few duds.

Gimme Five: Alan White on songs with Yes, John Lennon, David Torn and Tony Levin

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Yes drummer Alan White

Gary Wright – Connected (2011)

Gary Wright‘s life around the Beatles continues, as he helps kick off the UK leg of Ringo’s ongoing All-Starr Band tour today at Hampton Court. Wright’s newest album Connected also includes a turn from Starr — as well as a continuation of his decades-long collaborations with George Harrison.