2004 – Forbes Magazine names Elvis Presley the highest-earning dead celebrity. Presley’s estate pulls in around $40 million a year in merchandise sales. John Lennon, George Harrison and Bob Marley also make the Top 10 list.
2004 – For his enduring influence and contributions to music, Stevie Wonder is named the 2004 recipient of the Chart Toppers Century Award. Wonder follows George Harrison (who received the inaugural award in 1992), Buddy Guy, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, John Mellencamp, Annie Lennox and […]
2003 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces it will induct Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, and doo-wop group the Dells in 2004. Yep, still no Foghat.
2001 – Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles’ lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. The quiet one will be sorely missed.
2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack on Harrison and his wife, which left the […]
2000 – U.K. fans got to hear more of The Beatles when the Liverpool Sound Collage CD was released in 2000. Super Furry Animals and Paul McCartney got together to create several tracks with sounds recorded around Liverpool and from the Rubber Soul recording sessions by The Beatles. Snippets like George Harrison saying, “It’s okay. […]
2000 – George Harrison leaves hospital following a knife attack at his English mansion by a crazed fan. Doctors tell him that he will be able to play the guitar again, despite suffering a hand wound.
1999 – Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed four times in the chest during an attempted robbery early in the morning at his home at Henley-Upon-Thames, near London. The 56-year-old musician and his wife Olivia struggle with the intruder and are able to subdue him until the authorities arrive. The couple is then transported to […]
1993 – George Harrison and David Crosby make guest appearances on the fifth season premiere of the Fox animated comedy series “The Simpsons.” “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” is the first episode of The Simpsons’ fifth season. It features the Be-Sharps, a fictional barbershop quartet founded by Homer, whose story roughly parallels that of The Beatles. The […]
1988 – 24 years after The Beatles first topped the chart, George Harrison went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Got My Mind Set On You’.
1980 – George Harrison publishes his first book, I Me Mine. The collection of song lyrics and reflections on his religious beliefs is currently out of print.
1978 – George Harrison marries Olivia Trinidad Arias, a secretary with his Dark Horse record label.