George Harrison: Transcending The Beatles

George Harrison’s most successful album, ‘All Things Must Pass’, was released 50 years ago on 27 November 1970.


Broadcaster Roger Phillips and Dr Michael Jones, Beatles expert and Senior Lecturer in the Music Department at the University of Liverpool were joined by Olivia Harrison, award-winning author, film producer and widow of George Harrison, to discuss the career of George Harrison, both as a Beatle and as a solo artist.

Watch our online video of the event as Roger, Mike and Olivia discuss George’s interest in Indian classical music and how his fascination for the music and spirituality of the Indian sub-continent profoundly influenced the direction of the Beatles music. They’ll also consider George’s solo career, including George’s most successful album, ‘All Things Must Pass’, his Concert for Bangladesh in 1971 and his wider philanthropic interests, including his Material World Charitable Foundation and work with UNICEF.

This event forms part of the University of Liverpool’s ‘Yoko Series’, a series of online events specially commissioned to mark the highly-anticipated opening of the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre in late 2021, as well as the launch of the MA in ‘The Beatles, Music and Heritage’ in Autumn 2021. The events will celebrate the ongoing legacy that Yoko and The Beatles have with City, and indeed, with the University of Liverpool.

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