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Eric Clapton's Collaborations with The Beatles, Part 2: Seventies, Eighties and Beyond

Sometime in early 1968, when the Beatles' George Harrison invited Cream's Eric Clapton to play guitar on a tune—a psychedelic instrumental rocker that would wind up on Harrison's Wonderwall Music album—a great classic-rock tradition was born.For the next five decades—or at least through 2013—Clapton and his guitar would wind up in recording studios with the Beatles. And, of course, by "the... …

Watch Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen Play "I Saw Her Standing There" at Madison Square Garden

Friday night, September 15, Paul McCartney played the first of his two scheduled concerts at New York City's Madison Square Garden—as part of his larger four-venue, eight-show run in New York City.That night, he surprised and delighted the crowd by welcoming Bruce Springsteen and his right-hand man—Steven Van Zandt—for a performance of The Beatles classic, "I Saw Her Standing There."McCartney... …

George Harrison and Gary Moore Play "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" in 1992

George Harrison wasn't exactly a fan of being "on the road."After the Beatles' final tour in 1966, he toured only twice as a solo artist. Twice! There was his '74 tour of the U.S. and his '91 tour of Japan. That's it.Outside of that, Harrison's official live performances were limited to special events, including the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh, the 1987 Prince's Trust Rock Gala and his April 6,... …

Review: Danelectro Baby Sitar

The electric sitar is often considered a novelty instrument that’s useful only for corny Indian music simulations, but songs like Steely Dan’s “Do It Again” and Van Halen’s “Primary” prove it can be a very inspiring alternative to the usual six-string solution.The reason more guitarists haven’t explored the sonic possibilities of the electric sitar is that original Sixties examples are rare and... …

The Acoustic Guitar Artistry of The Beatles' George Harrison

Of the four Beatles, George Harrison brought to the group an assortment of electric and acoustic guitar approaches, flavors influenced by everyone from Chet Atkins and Carl Perkins to the Byrds and Bob Dylan.Harrison’s pioneering use of the Rickenbacker 360/12 electric 12-string on songs like “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Ticket to Ride” added another dimension to the sound of Beatles music and... …

Fender Introduces George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster

Today, Fender officially introduced its new limited-edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster. This new Tele was inspired by the guitar Fender built specifically for Harrison—then a member of the Beatles—in 1968.The guitar—the brainchild of Fender luthier Roger Rossmeisl and the finished product of Philip Kubicki—was the first all-rosewood guitar ever to be produced by Fender. Harrison used... …

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney Reunite for "We're On the Road Again"

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, the two surviving former members of the Beatles, have reunited for Starr's new solo single, "We're On the Road Again."What's amazing about the song, the new single from Starr's upcoming album, Give More Love, is the fact that the two surviving Beatles aren't the only noteworthy musicians to play on the song. Edgar Winter, Joe Walsh and Steve Lukather all join the... …

George Harrison's 'Sgt. Pepper' Vox UL730 Amp Goes on Sale

Through reverb.com, Heritage Gear is selling one of the Vox UL730 amplifiers George Harrison used on the Beatles' Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.On the listing, Heritage says the amplifier comes with two provenance documents confirming that it indeed belonged to Harrison. Specs-wise, it has a germanium transistor pre-amp and four EL84 valve output stage giving 30-plus watts... …

The Beatles Announce 50th Anniversary 'Yellow Submarine' Comic Book

The Apple Corporation has, in celebration of the groundbreaking film's upcoming 50th anniversary, announced a comic book adaptation of Yellow Submarine. The comic book, which will be distributed by Titan Comics, is slated for release in 2018."We're thrilled to be publishing The Beatles: Yellow Submarine for the 50th anniversary of this fantastic movie," Titan publishing director Chris Teather... …

Guest Starrs: The Top Five Guitar Moments on Ringo Starr Songs

Former Beatle Ringo Starr turns 77 today, July 7, 2017.I figured I'd celebrate this most joyous of occasions by gathering up five songs that feature some of the best guitar work to be found on Ringo's solo albums. After all, from 1970's Sentimental Journey through 2015's Postcards from Paradise, Ringo's albums have featured guest appearances by several talented guitarists, including George... …

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