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Forbes lists highest-earning dead celebs

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The late King of Rock 'n Roll held his crown for the fifth consecutive year atop Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning dead celebrities.

Singer Joss Stone joins rich list

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- Soul singer Joss Stone has joined the list of Britain's young music millionaires with earnings of nearly $10 million, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

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George Harrison's doctor facing lawsuit

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., July 1 (UPI) -- The controversial New York doctor who treated ex-Beatle George Harrison has been sued for $30 million for allegedly pushing a fake cancer cure.

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Doctor plagued George Harrison, suit says

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Beatle George Harrison was plagued by his doctor to sign autographs while laying on his deathbed, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Forbes says Elvis top earning dead star

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Elvis remains the king, even from the beyond, since he earned $40 million last year, more than any other deceased entertainer.

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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Faron Young, who was born in 1932; former Beatle George Harrison in 1943; Elkie Brooks in 1945 (age 58); Bay City Rollers guitarist Stuart Wood in 1957 (age 46); and Mike Peters, singer and guitarist with The Alarm
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The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 22-28.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include C.W. McCall, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Clyde McPhatter of the Dominoes, and also The Drifters, in 1931; Petula Clark in 1932 (age 70); Annifrid "Frida" Anderson of ABBA in 1945 (age 57); former Heart bassist Steve Fossen in
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The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 9-15.
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Ballet pays tribute to George Harrison

NEW YORK, D.C., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An exciting new ballet danced to music by Beatle George Harrison is being given its world premiere by the American Ballet Theater, which commissioned four chore

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"Superman" star Christopher Reeve reportedly may be on the road to walking again. A 1995 equine accident left Reeve paralyzed from the neck down, unable to breathe without the assistance of a ventilator. But according to People magazine, the 49-year-old a
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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

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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