Dhani Harrison’s version of his father’s song “For You Blue” is available today!
All proceeds go to George Harrison’s Material World Foundation, which is currently focused on helping create awareness for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and its mission to cure spinal cord injury.Dhani recorded the new version of “For You Blue” with fellow musicians Blake Mills, Aaron Embry, and drummer Jim Keltner. The song was originally recorded in 1969 and then released on The Beatles’ Let it Be album a year later.
In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation.
The new 2CD and Vinyl LP Collections Feature 40 Performances from The Beatles’ 1963-1964 BBC Radio Broadcasts. On Air’s 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles’ first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts.
Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, “There’s a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes.”
On 11th February 1963 the band recorded debut album Please Please Me, 10 of 14 tracks laid down in one day. On 50th anniversary of the session, artists including Graham Coxon, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford from Squeeze and Manchester’s I Am Kloot join soul sensation Joss Stone, The Stereophonics, Gabrielle Aplin and Mick Hucknall attempted the same feat in same time, in the same studio.
The Beatles visited Buckingham Palace to receive their MBE medals from the Queen on October 16, 1965. Four years later John returned his in protest at British involvement in the Biafran war, Vietnam and "against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts."