As we get ready to celebrate George Harrison's birthday next February 25, fans should check out the new George Harrison VEVO channel which just released 19 Harrison videos for classic solo tracks like "Crackerjack Palace," "This Song," and a terrific live version of "Give Me Love"---many of them unseen for decades. There is also a terrific behind-the-scenes clip about the making of Harrison's last album, Brainwashed
with interviews with son Dhani and co-producer Jeff Lynne.
Last year, The Beatles polished up their considerable video collection as well with great sound and picture. Watch them all and check out Mr. Harrison and his old mates from Liverpool below, live in Japan in 1966 with their Epiphone Casino
s pushed to the brink through 100 watt amps that can't keep up with the screaming crowd. Also check out our feature on the Long and Loud History of the Casino
and read our terrific interview with Beatles Gear expert Andy Babiuk
"George and John had this thing about having matching guitars which goes back to a Shadows kind-of-thing. They both had J-160Es...So in 1966, lo and behold, they send Mal (Evans, Beatles roadie) to get two Epiphone Casinos. And I think it was highly influenced by Paul because he had one. When it came time to recording or going out on the road or performing on television, they took out their new guitars. It was probably as simple as that. The Casinos were lightweight, they sounded nice, so they took them on the '66 tour."