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The Material World Foundation Launches The Inner Light Challenge After Donating An Immediate $500,000 To Help Those Impacted By Covid-19

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The Material World Foundation, created by George Harrison in 1973, is today donating $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) charities, which are providing much needed aid and care during this COVID-19 pandemic.

To help raise additional funds the Foundation has also launched The Inner Light Challenge. The challenge asks people around the globe to share a verse, chorus, or line from The Beatles song ‘The Inner Light’ and post it with the hashtag #innerlight2020. For every person that shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the #innerlight2020 hashtag, the Material World Foundation will give another $1 (up to $100,000) to help those affected by the virus.

Without going out of my door, I can know all things on earth.

Without looking out of my window, I can know the ways of heaven.

Olivia Harrison said, "These lyrics sung by George are a positive reminder to all of us who are isolating, in quarantine or respecting the request to shelter in place. Let’s get and stay connected at this difficult time.  There are things we can do to help and we invite you to share your Inner Light.”

The Inner Light Challenge:

The Material World Foundation will donate another $1 (up to $100,000) for every one of you who shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the hashtag #innerlight2020 

This can be a verse, a chorus, or a line from the song, just sing it, play it, hum it, strum it, paint it, knit it, chant it, plant it, pray or meditate and post it to social media using the hashtag #innerlight2020

Watch Dhani Harrison’s cover of the song here:  https://youtu.be/229aVjM4uf8 

Without going out of my door
I can know all things on earth
Without looking out of my window
I can know the ways of heaven

The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows

Without going out of your door
You can know all things on earth
Without looking out of your window
You can know the ways of heaven

The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows
Arrive without traveling
See all without looking
Do all without doing

#innerlight2020

www.materialworldfoundation.com
www.georgeharrison.com

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THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TO RELEASE ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER PETER JACKSON’S DOCUMENTARY "THE BEATLES: GET BACK" IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

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The Walt Disney Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s previously announced Beatles documentary. The film will showcase the warmth, camaraderie and humor of the making of the legendary band’s studio album, "Let It Be," and their final live concert as a group, the iconic rooftop performance on London’s Savile Row. "The Beatles: Get Back" will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada on September 4, 2020, with additional details and dates for the film’s global release to follow.

The announcement was made earlier today by Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company, at Disney’s annual meeting of shareholders.

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The George Harrison Woodland Walk To Be Opened in Liverpool

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To mark what would have been George’s 77th birthday, Liverpool City Council and the George Harrison Estate announce that a new memorial woodland in his honour will open in Liverpool.

The George Harrison Woodland Walk, will be located in south Liverpool close to where George was born and grew up.  The 12 acre site will combine garden and woodland with a number of artistic installations inspired by George's life and lyrics.

The city council and the Harrison family want to encourage artists to design new artworks which will take pride of place in the garden. More information on submitting an expression of interest can be found at www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/harrison

Olivia Harrison, George’s wife, said: “‘George was an avid gardener who found solace and joy in being in the outdoors. I don’t think there is any better way to commemorate him in Liverpool than with a garden which can become a place of tranquillity and reflection for everyone. I am really looking forward to watching it change and grow over the coming years.” 

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Happy Socks X The Beatles

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Happy Socks x The Beatles

The psychedelic colors, vibrant artwork and madcap characters provided an abundance of inspiration for this creative collaboration! Consisting of six pairs of combed cotton socks and two collectable gift boxes, the limited edition collection is an everyday reminder that all you need is love.

Discover more at https://www.happysocks.com/thebeatles

Happy Socks are also available through the official Beatles stores.

 

 

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Rest In Peace, Tom

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God bless Tom Petty peace and love to his family I'm sure going to miss you Tom Ringo

Tom was a tender southern gent in life, a poet and a music master on stage. He had a rocking chair wisdom that brought everything back down to earth. We will love and miss him for the rest of our days.

Our thoughts are with his family and all the Heartbreakers. Olivia and Dhani Harrison

 

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PBS Broadcast Premiere Of Ron Howard’s Acclaimed THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

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PBS today announced the U.S. broadcast premiere of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly acclaimed Emmy® Award and GRAMMY Award®-winning documentary film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career.

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS premieres Saturday, November 25, 8:00-10:30 pm ET (check local listings) on PBS.

The film will be followed by an encore broadcast of SGT. PEPPER’S MUSICAL REVOLUTION, 10:30-Midnight ET on PBS.

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Come Together ...Again

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Experience the magic backstage through this series of behind-the-scenes videos, captured by the Cirque Du Soleil team themselves.

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The Last Photo Session - Tittenhurst Park, 1969

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On 22nd August, 1969, The Beatles all turned up at Tittenhurst Park - John's house in Ascot, at the time - for what turned out to be their last set of photos taken together. 
Photographers Monte Fresco and Ethan Russell took these now iconic images. 

 

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Pretty Green X The Beatles

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This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that iconic album with an exclusive collaboration between Pretty Green and The Beatles.

Each item has been inspired by actual outfits that The Beatles wore, along with the music and artwork from Sgt. Pepper.

The Pretty Green X Beatles collection includes a range of unique prints throughout the collection that have been hand drawn and digitally printed in house and inspired by detail worn by The Beatles.

Explore the collection here.

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Dark Horse Radio: New weekly show featuring George Harrison originals & his favorite music

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Dark Horse Radio, a new weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, sang and loved, is coming to SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18).

Featuring music curated by George Harrison’s estate, the weekly 30-minute program, hosted by Nashville recording artist Laura Cantrell, will provide insight into Harrison’s musical influences, tastes and the impact he had on other artists.  It’s a musical journey into George’s mind, his legacy and his catalog.

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August 15th, The Beatles break new ground in touring

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August 15, 1965 - "The Beatles were always breaking new ground, and on August 15, 1965, they did so again..."

"On that date, the group played before a record crowd of 55,600 at the then-brand new William A Shea Municipal Stadium in Queens, NY. "

Read the Variety coverage of this historical concert here:

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Ringo Announces New Album “Give More Love”, is OUT NOW!

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Ringo's 19th studio album is out now!

The album includes a long-awaited new collaboration from Ringo and Paul McCartney and also features Peter Frampton, Benmont Tench, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and others.

In addition to new songs, "Give More Love" also includes bonus track new renditions of "Back Off Boogaloo," "Don't Pass Me By," "Photograph" and "You Can't Fight Lightning."

The album is avaliable on both CD and vinyl.

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE

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Ron Howard guest DJs on The Beatles Channel!

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Some of the band’s most well-known fans are joining the channel with guest DJ sessions this summer, sharing their favorite tracks and some very memorable stories.

Director Ron Howard sits in for his guest DJ session with stories from making the documentary film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week. A staple in Hollywood with final say on the film’s cut, he recalls receiving only one request while making the movie.

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Win Two Passes to Ringo's Peace & Love Birthday Celebration

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SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel has your chance to win a trip for two to Ringo Starr's Peace & Love Birthday Celebration on July 7th at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles... plus get a photo with Ringo!  He is inviting family, friends and the public to come together in a moment of "Peace & Love" at Noon. You will attend Ringo's birthday brunch and VIP reception inside Studio A at the Capitol Records Tower, where you'll get a photo opportunity with Ringo!

ENTER: https://www.siriusxm.com/RingoPeaceandLove

[Restricted to SiriusXM subscribers in the US since May 29, 2017 and are at least 18 years of age at time of entry]

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Tour Dates for Paul's ‘One On One’ Tour

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Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney is bringing his acclaimed long-running 'One On One' Tour through North and South America, New Zealand and Australia.  

For all the latest news and ticket information on Paul's tour: https://www.paulmccartney.com/live

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The Beatles Channel – Coming May 18 – Exclusively on SiriusXM

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We are proud to announce the first ever Beatles-backed radio channel, featuring exclusive programming, spanning the songs, stories, influences and legacy of the band.  

Launching May 18 at 9:09 am ET exclusively on SiriusXM channel 18, The Beatles Channel will showcase all-things-Beatles with regular and special programming spanning the history-making careers of the band and its members.

Paul McCartney said, “I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio, but I don’t think any of us would have imagined that we’d have our very own Beatles radio channel more than 50 years later. The SiriusXM channel will have it all, 8 Days a Week.”

Ringo Starr added, “Great news, The Beatles will have their own channel on SiriusXM. Now you can listen to The Beatles, Any Time at All. Peace & Love.”

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The BBC To Celebrate The 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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The BBC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with programmes across radio and television that include Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution - a new documentary which will present Sgt. Pepper as you have never heard it before - literally.

The film features Howard Goodall getting to grips with the album's musical nuts and bolts as well as extracts from material never before accessible outside of Abbey Road: studio chat between the band; out-takes; isolated instrumental and vocal tracks as well as passages from alternative takes of these world-famous songs.

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Paul McCartney Sgt. Pepper Exclusive: “It Was A Risk!”

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PAUL McCARTNEY HELPS MOJO celebrate 50 years of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with an exclusive interview in the magazine that hits UK shops on Tuesday, April 25. He recalls the circumstances surrounding the group’s most groundbreaking album and gives his verdict on the new stereo mix designed to add legs to one of popular music’s key benchmarks.

“We were always being told, ‘You’re gonna lose all your fans with this one.’” McCartney tells MOJO. “And we’d say, ‘Well, we’ll lose some but we’ll gain some.’ We’ve gotta advance.”

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Liverpool Presents Sgt Pepper At 50

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It was a golden summer – and now it’s a golden anniversary.  The Summer of Love of 1967 was a time to break free, to celebrate creativity, to revel in a counter-culture, to – as Timothy Leary famously suggested – ‘turn on, tune in, drop out’.

To mark this special anniversary, Liverpool has commissioned 13 never-before-seen events, influenced by each track on the album. Internationally-renowned artists are working in partnership with the city’s homegrown creative talent to bring to life this series of incredible reimagined pieces of work. 

May 25 to June 16, as the city pays tribute to its own four musical pioneers and the piece of ‘art’ they produced in the only way it knows how – by pushing artistic boundaries and celebrating creativity in all its forms.

We hope you will enjoy the show.  #SgtPepper50https://www.sgtpepperat50.com/

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Alan Aldridge

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Alan Aldridge sadly passed away on the 17th February. 

Alan was a very early member of the Apple family, and he enriched Apple with his creativity and visual style - his influence will always be part of the Beatles legacy. His revolutionary work continued throughout his illustrious career. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

 

 

 

 

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Grammy Award for Best Music Film at Music’s Biggest Night

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Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s acclaimed documentary feature film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years won the GRAMMY Award for Best Music Film at last night's awards.
Up for the award alongside Beyoncé's Lemonade, Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble's The Music of Strangers, Steve Aoki's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead and American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years earned the Best Music Film honour among stiff competition at Music's Biggest Night. 

Said Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer and Scott Pascucci, “We are so thrilled to win this award; this project was quite the adventure and we were so blessed to have Ron's leadership guiding us through it all. We join with Ron in thanking The Recording Academy for this honor which will mean so much to the huge number of people that worked on the film. Thank you to Jeff Jones and the team at Apple Corps for all their support and of course The Beatles for trusting us with their amazing story." 

 

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George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection

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The Harrison family is proud to announce the release of George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection box set featuring all of George Harrison’s solo studio albums in one collection for the first time.

The vinyl box set includes all twelve of George’s studio albums with exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork - all the discs are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The original analogue master tapes were used for the new re-masters and were cut at the legendary Capitol studios to ensure exceptional audio quality throughout.   An expanded edition of George's much-loved autobiography, I, Me, Mine, originally released through Genesis Publications in 1980, will also be released on February 24.

Find out more at georgeharrison.com

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