Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

Ron Howard to direct documentary on The Beatles

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) --Ron Howard will helm a new documentary about the early years of The Beatles, and the film has been authorized by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
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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.
Scorsese wrapping up Harrison documentary

Scorsese wrapping up Harrison documentary

LAS VEGAS, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. director Martin Scorsese is in the home stretch of his documentary about the life of George Harrison, the Beatle's widow said this week.
Scorsese working on George Harrison film

Scorsese working on George Harrison film

CANNES, France, May 16 (UPI) -- Director Martin Scorsese is at the Cannes Film Festival in France collaborating with George Harrison's widow on a documentary about the late Beatles guitarist.

Harrison widow facing neighbor dispute

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Olivia Harrison, widow of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, has a fence around her British home that is a danger to pets, a neighbor says.
McCartney, Starr go to 'Beatles' premiere

McCartney, Starr go to 'Beatles' premiere

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison attended the premiere of the music-based video game "The Beatles: Rock Band" in Los Angeles.
New video game features Beatles tunes

New video game features Beatles tunes

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The music catalog of the British band The Beatles has inspired a new video game set for release next year, Apple Corps Ltd., MTV and Harmonix announced.
'Fifth Beatle' Neil Aspinall dead at 66

'Fifth Beatle' Neil Aspinall dead at 66

LONDON, March 24 (UPI) -- Neil Aspinall, the British business adviser known as the "Fifth Beatle," has died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He was 66.

Scorsese to direct Harrison documentary

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct a big-screen documentary about late British singer and film producer George Harrison.

'Love' anniversary is relative to Beatles

LAS VEGAS, June 28 (UPI) -- A tribute to dead bandmates became a family event of sorts in Las Vegas for Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.

Beatles legacy comes to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, July 1 (UPI) -- Former Beatles, widows, relatives and others showed up for the opening night in Las Vegas of "Love," a Cirque de Soleil musical based on the pop group. Surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were there, NME.com reports, as well as Yoko Ono, Juli

'The Beatles' head to Vegas for 10 years

LAS VEGAS, June 25 (UPI) -- The Cirque du Soleil version of the Beatles, called "Love," opens in Las Vegas June 30, with remastered music for an expected 10-year run.

Harrissongs sues for Beatle's royalties

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- George Harrison's music publisher is suing a firm owned by Michael Jackson and Japanese giant Sony alleging $1.8 million in royalties is owed.

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

Beatles music to be in Vegas stage show

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Cirque de Soleil has received permission to use The Beatles' music in a new show at the Mirage casino in Las Vegas.
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Olivia Harrison
British musician Ringo Starr and wife of the late George Harrison, Olivia Harrison attend the "RHS Chelsea Flower Show" in London on May 19, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Olivia Trinidad Arias (born May 18, 1948), aka Olivia Harrison, is the widow of George Harrison, former member of The Beatles. They were married on September 2, 1978 and had one son together, Dhani Harrison.

She is the daughter of dry-cleaner Esiquiel Arias, and his wife Mary Louise, who worked as a seamstress. She has brothers named Ron and Gilbert and sisters named Chris and Linda. Olivia attended Hawthorne High School and graduated in 1965. She later worked as a secretary at A&M Records, where George Harrison happened to hold a recording contract. Olivia attended Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach's wedding in 1981 without her wedding ring, giving rise to speculation that her marriage to Harrison was a hoax. This is not true: her parents attended their private wedding ceremony at the Henley-on-Thames Register Office in England. George's brothers at Friar Park were not invited. George always referred to her by her maiden name, Arias, on all his original albums and even named her "my wife Arias" in a Musician Magazine article, c.1991.

Olivia, together with Beatles' wives Linda McCartney, Yoko Ono, and Barbara Bach, has been involved with the Romanian Angel Appeal since the early 1990s, which has raised millions of dollars to provide aid for children living in devastation. She reveals her concerns for the Romanian orphans in this quotation (from her appearance on "Wogan", transmitted 22 June 1990): "It was sort of a gradual assault on my conscience. It was slowly wearing away at me and I decided that perhaps we should try to raise some money...I went to Romania and was just overwhelmed, devastated and shocked by the situation." Olivia Harrison produced the Concert For George in her husband's memory in 2002. This concert was sold out at London's Royal Albert Hall and featured many musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, and many more, including the first worldwide exposure of her son Dhani. She has received a Grammy Award in 2005 as a producer for the music video of the show in the Best Long Form Music Video category.

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