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Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- A rare VOX guitar played by Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison was sold for $408,000 in New York, Julien's Auctions said.

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Tony Sheridan, early Beatles collaborator, dead at 72

BERLIN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tony Sheridan, a singer who collaborated with the Beatles during their formative years, has died in Hamburg, Germany, his family said on Facebook. He was 72.

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California memorial held for famed sitar player Ravi Shankar

California memorial held for famed sitar player Ravi Shankar

ENCINITAS, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A memorial has been held for Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar near his home in Encinitas, Calif.
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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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'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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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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