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George Harrison Memorial Tree in L.A. Destroyed by Beetles (Seriously)

UpdatePosted 07/22/2014 12:20PM

George Harrison Memorial Tree in L.A. Destroyed by Beetles (Seriously)

Originally posted 07/22/2014 11:30AM

Beware of darkness … and also tree beetles.

Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told the Los Angeles Times that a pine tree planted near Griffith Park's Observatory in 2004 to honor late Beatle George Harrison has died after an infestation of – wait for it – tree beetles.

As the paper notes, "Except for the loss of tree life, Harrison likely would have been amused at the irony."

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The Beatles at Home

The Beatles at Home

Originally posted 03/02/2013 06:00PM

Capturing the Beatles' casual, off-duty moments never felt like work for Henry Grossman.

"We were friends," says the former photographer for both Life and PEOPLE, now 76. "I almost didn't know them as performers."

His new 500-page photo book, Places I Remember, features nearly 1,000 never-before-seen photos taken at the height of the band's fame, between 1964 and 1968. Why did it take him so long to share?

"I had pictures I didn't know had never been seen," says Grossman.

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Norah Jones: Ravi Shankar 'Will Be Missed by Me, Music Lovers Everywhere'

UpdatePosted 12/12/2012 11:00AM

Ravi Shankar, Indian Sitar Star, Dies

Originally posted 12/12/2012 07:00AM

Ravi Shankar, the Indian sitarist and composer whose collaborations with Western musicians – both classical and rock – made him a familiar concert name by the late '60s and earned him the title "godfather of world music," died Tuesday in a hospital near his home in Southern California, his family said. He was 92.

Shankar's foundation said in a statement that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week, reports the Associated Press.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also confirmed Shankar's death, calling him a "national treasure."

But it was his daughter, singer Norah Jones, who honed in on his legacy: "My Dad's music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere."

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McCartney Reveals Final Moments with George Harrison

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Paul McCartney Opens Up About Final Moments with George Harrison

Originally posted 07/01/2008 07:30AM

I Want to Hold Your Hand. And they did.

So says Paul McCartney, speaking for the first time of his final moments with fellow Beatle George Harrison, who was succumbing to cancer.

"We held hands," McCartney, 66, tells Britain's Uncut magazine. "It's funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you'd never hold hands."

"I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment about 10 days from his death," McCartney says of Harrison, who died in 2001, at the age of 58. "We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming."

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Prince, Seger, Traffic Crowned in Hall

Originally posted 03/16/2004 01:00PM

Prince was king, ZZ was tops, and the English rock-jazz fusion band stopped traffic -- all this, and a salute to honorees Bob Seger and George Harrison, among others.

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George Harrison's Doctor Loses Job

Originally posted 01/09/2004 10:00AM

The cancer specialist sued by George Harrison's family for allegedly coercing the dying ex-Beatle to autograph a guitar has been ousted from his job as head of the radiation oncology unit at New York's Staten Island University Hospital, according to local news reports.

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Doctor Offers to Donate Harrison Guitar

Originally posted 01/08/2004 10:00AM

The New York cancer specialist accused of coercing dying ex-Beatle George Harrison into autographing a guitar has had an apparent change of heart.

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Harrisons Sue George's Doc over Guitar

Originally posted 01/06/2004 01:00PM

On a sour note, the estate of late Beatle George Harrison filed a $10 million federal lawsuit on Tuesday against one of the last doctors to treat the late rock legend, claiming the physician violated patient confidentiality and misused his relationship by asking Harrison to autograph a guitar on his deathbed.

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Paul and Ringo to Pay Tribute to George

Originally posted 10/04/2002 10:25AM

Eric Clapton has pulled together an all-star tribute to his late pal, George Harrison. And among the all-stars are two long-ago and legendary colleagues of the ex-Beatle: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Reuters reports.

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Posthumous Harrison CD Due on Nov. 19

Originally posted 09/10/2002 01:00PM

"The Quiet Beatle" will be heard again.

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