1978 – All You Need is Cash (Eric Idle’s Beatle satire) gets its first TV showing. By The Rutles – Rhino (1996) – Comedy Rock, Pop/Rock Short of a reunion and tour by the Rutles, this DVD is the deepest and widest-ranging experience of the group that any fan is likely to see. The Rutles: […]
1976 – George Harrison and Paul Simon are taped for a sketch on Saturday Night Live. George Harrison performs on Saturday Night Live. During the show, producer Lorne Michaels makes an appeal for the Beatles to re-form, saying he will pay them the union minimum to play on his show. Paul McCartney is currently staying […]
1976 – A&M Records sued George Harrison for $6 million over non-delivery of a new album after he missed the deadline by two months.
1976 – A judge says George Harrison is guilty of “unconscious plagiarism.” The melody of his hit “My Sweet Lord” was deemed to be a little too close to the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine” for comfort.
1974 – Ravi Shankar temporarily leaves his tour with George Harrison and enters a Chicago hospital after complaining of chest pains. He rejoins Harrison in Boston a week later.
1974 – George Harrison opens his North American tour in Vancouver, the first-ever solo tour by a Beatle and the first time Harrison himself has hit the road since 1966.
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Photograph,” Ringo Starr. The song is written by Starr and former Beatle mate George Harrison.
1973 – Ringo Starr releases his star-studded album Ringo. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison all perform on the record.
1971 – Bob Dylan appears at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden. It’s his only major live appearance this year. The Concert for Bangladesh (or Bangla Desh, as the country’s name was originally spelt) was a pair of benefit concerts organised by former Beatles guitarist George Harrison and Indian sitar player Ravi […]
1971 – Ringo Starr releases his debut single, “It Don’t Come Easy.” Lyrics: Red lights are flashing on the highway I wonder if we’re gonna ever get home I wonder if we’re gonna ever get home tonight Everywhere the water’s getting rough Your best intentions may not be enough I wonder if we’re gonna ever […]
1970 – George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” becomes the first Beatles solo single to top the Billboard Hot 100. Five years later, a New York state judge would find Harrison guilty of copyright infringement for plagiarizing the Chiffon’s 1963 hit, “He’s So Fine”.
1970 – George Harrison releases “My Sweet Lord.” The song becomes his first solo No. 1 single, but in 1976, it’s declared that he subconsciously plagiarized the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine.”