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Martin Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary for HBO

Martin Scorsese to direct Bill Clinton documentary for HBO

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese has confirmed he is directing and producing a documentary about former U.S. President Bill Clinton for HBO.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
By United Press International
'Game of Thrones' wins 6 creative Emmys

'Game of Thrones' wins 6 creative Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- HBO's "Game of Thrones" took home the most awards at this year's Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles with six wins, for a total of 17 trophies for the network.
Beatles museum to close in Germany

Beatles museum to close in Germany

HAMBURG, Germany, June 8 (UPI) -- The Beatlemania museum in Hamburg, Germany, says it is closing its doors at the end of this month after three years because of low attendance.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
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McCartney gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

McCartney gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- British singer-songwriter Paul McCartney has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.
By United Press International
Broadcast Film Critics to honor Scorsese

Broadcast Film Critics to honor Scorsese

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- America's Broadcast Film Critics Association says it plans to honor "Hugo" director Martin Scorsese with its Critics' Choice Music+Film Award.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.
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Michael Jackson tops Forbes dead celeb list

Michael Jackson tops Forbes dead celeb list

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson tops Forbes magazine's annual list of top-earning dead celebrities for the second year in a row, the magazine said.

Rock photographer Barry Feinstein has died

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Rock music photographer Barry Feinstein, who shot iconic album covers for musicians such as Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin, has died in Kingston, N.Y.
Rare Beatle letter up for auction

Rare Beatle letter up for auction

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An unknown drummer may have missed out on a chance to join the Beatles before their Hamburg tour, a newly discovered letter written by Paul McCartney suggests.
McCartney performs first concert in Israel

McCartney performs first concert in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney has performed his first concert in Israel, decades after his band, the Beatles, was banned for fear it would corrupt the country's youth.
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George Harrison
WAP99123002 - 30 DECEMBER 1999 - HENLEY-ON-THAMES, ENGLAND: Former Beatle George Harrison, right, seen here in this 1968 file photo, was injured, December 29, when an assailant broke into his house near London and attacked him with a knife. Harrison was stabbed four times. A police spokesperson said Harrison was in stable condition after fighting off his assailant in a pre-dawn attack at his home on Henley-on-Thanmes. Police have arrested the assailant, but the reason for the attack is not yet known. rg/file UPI
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George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison became over time an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other Beatles, as well as those of their Western audience. Following the band's break-up, he had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys, and also as a film and record producer. Harrison is listed at number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Although most of The Beatles' songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, Beatle albums generally included one or two of Harrison's own songs, from With The Beatles onwards. His later compositions with The Beatles include "Here Comes the Sun", "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". By the time of the band's break-up, Harrison had accumulated a backlog of material, which he then released as the acclaimed and successful triple album All Things Must Pass in 1970, from which came two singles: a double A-side single, "My Sweet Lord" backed with "Isn't It a Pity", and "What Is Life". In addition to his solo work, Harrison co-wrote two hits for Ringo Starr, another former Beatle, as well as songs for the Traveling Wilburys—the supergroup he formed in 1988 with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison.

Harrison embraced Indian culture and Hinduism in the mid 1960s, and helped expand Western awareness of sitar music and of the Hare Krishna movement. With Ravi Shankar he organised a major charity concert with the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh.

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