It was 45 years ago today (April 10th, 1970) that Paul McCartney’s departure from the Beatles was made public, in effect announcing to the world what many fans had suspected over the past six months — the Beatles had broken up.
A Beatles’ Wednesday salute to George Harrison who would have turned 72 today (Wednesday) — or would he? He had always considered his birthday to be February 25th until 1992, when he decided that he preferred it to be the 24th because he was born a few minutes after midnight.
It was 45 years ago tonight (January 27th, 1970) that John Lennon recorded “Instant Karma.” Lennon had already recorded several experimental albums and two singles under the name the Plastic Ono Band. “Instant Karma,” however, was released under the name John Ono Lennon, the name he’d created when he legally changed his middle name from Winston to Ono the previous April.
Buddy Guy, Flaco Jimenez, the Louvin Brothers, Wayne Shorter and Pierre Boulez are also among the award winners.
Sir Paul could have become one of rock ‘n roll’s great trumpet players. Alas, we’ll never know.
George Harrison Honored by Brian Wilson, Conan O’Brien, Weird Al Yankovic, More at L.A. Concert: Watch
These tributes to Harrison aren’t coincidental: they were timed with the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975.
Norah Jones stopped by Conan last night (Sept. 25) to close out the final evening of Conan O’Brien’s George Harrison tribute.
The first song they performed was from George’s 1970 classic All Things Must Pass, “Let It Down.”
Did you catch Dhani Harrison covering his father George’s “Let It Down” on Conan last night (Wednesday)?
It’s all part of a tribute week on ‘Conan’ to Harrison.