Sunday, June 14, 2009


GEORGE HARRISON was the youngest Beatle, the gentle one, the most handsome.

As a songwriter, he was the "Dark Horse", living in the shadow of the towering Lennon-McCartney axis.

But the Fab Four guitarist spent the Sixties quietly honing writing skills which were to blossom spectacularly.

Three Beatles songs written by George during the latter stages of the band's career, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Something" and "Here Comes The Sun" are all-time classics.

And when they split, it was George who returned with probably the greatest solo album by an ex-Beatle - the sublime triple-vinyl LP All Things Must Pass.

Now, eight years after he died of cancer aged 58, the first retrospective collection spanning George's entire solo career is being released, right up to 2002's posthumous Brainwashed.

Read the rest of this review and interview here....fascinating stuff:
George Harrison


Springsteen Blows Away Crowd At Bonnaroo

The Saturday night headliner at the Tennessee music festival, Bruce Springsteen, astonished the Bonnaroo crowd with a passionate three-hour performance set, offering sweat and rock 'n' roll to inspire, he said, in "hard times." It was a rare festival performance for Springsteen, who said it was only the second for him and the E Street Band.

His inexperience didn't show. After all, headlining Bonnaroo is only the third biggest concert Springsteen has played this year after the Super Bowl halftime show and President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Other acts Saturday included the Decemberists, Nine Inch Nails, the Mars Volta, Of Montreal, Raphael Saadiq, Booker T, Bon Iver, Robyn Hitchcock and Allen Toussaint, but it was "The Boss" that people were talking about.