Olivia Harrison
Widow of George Harrison
Olivia Harrison
Olivia Harrison, is the widow of George Harrison, former member of The Beatles. They were married on 2 September 1978 and had one son together, Dhani Harrison.
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Olivia Harrison reflects on the music and a book marking what would have been 'Quiet Beatle's' 74th birthday
LATimes - 4 days
To hear Olivia Harrison tell it, it wasn’t unusual for George Harrison to stroll through their house spouting words at random — a process that could cause an outsider to wonder whether the ex-Beatle had suddenly started speaking in tongues. “George would throw out words one after another,” she...
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Goddesses of Food: Changing the Way We Think About Women in the Kitchen
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Olivia Harrison In November of 2013, TIME Magazine released an international cover story called "The Thirteen Gods of Food," which profiled people who have played a meaningful role in "working the magical thinking and eating that reaches our dinner tables." Unfortunately, not a single female chef appeared on the list, and only a handful of "goddesses" (four out of 13, to be exact) were listed. Following the release of the issue, many prominent female restaurateurs weighed in on what holds women chefs back in the modern mediated world of cuisine and what needs to be done to change the way women in the food industry are viewed. Photograph by Martin Schoeller for TIME One of the women who spoke out on the issue was American chef, restaurateur, and activist Alice Waters. In a piece called "Women Chefs Talk About That TIME List," which ran just six days after the release of the original article, Waters spoke to the unique obstacles women face in the food world. According to Water ...
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All You Need Is Love: The Beatles in My Life
Huffington Post - about 3 years
For the past month or two, I've had the honor of spending a significant part of my time helping to celebrate the uniquely positive and enduring impact of The Beatles on our lives. I was happy to do so on The Grammy Awards, in Playtone's The Sixties: The British Invasion on CNN, and this Sunday night on CBS, The Beatles -- The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute. Our big Grammy Salute to The Beatles is airing on the same network exactly 50 years after John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr first played on The Ed Sullivan Show. Please please me and see it -- it's Fab. This two-and-a-half-hour CBS special features performances by Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, Katie Perry, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Maroon Five, Brad Paisley, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Keith Urban, Pharrell Williams, Gary Clark Jr., Imagine Dragons and John Mayer, and appearances by Johnny Depp, David Letterman, Anna Kendrick, Jeff Bridges, LL Cool J, Kate Beckinsale and Eric Idle. Of course, the who ...
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George Harrison's Musical Legacy Will Be Celebrated at Beacon Theatre by The Fab Faux
Huffington Post - over 3 years
George Harrison's extraordinary musical career will be feted this coming Saturday at New York City's Beacon Theatre by the Fab Faux, dubbed "the greatest Beatles cover band" by Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke. Legendary rock critic and Sirius XM radio host Dave Marsh enthused, "Amazingly, they're so good at it you learn new things about the originals." The Fab Faux (Used With Permission) L to R: Rich Pagano, Frank Agnello, Will Lee, Jimmy Vivino, Jack Petruzzelli The band, a labor of love born in 1998 when neighbors Jimmy Vivino (bandleader/guitarist for Conan O'Brien) and Will Lee (bassist for Paul Shaffer's CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman) came up with the idea during a communal elevator ride in their apartment building. Jimmy and Will are joined by lead-singing drummer/producer Rich Pagano (Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith, sugarCane cups), guitarist Frank Agnello (Marshall Crenshaw, Phoebe Snow), and keyboardist/guitarist Jack Petruzzelli (Joan Osborne Ba ...
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Treasure trove of George Harrison music unwrapped
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Olivia Harrison and a few trusted collaborators are going through the guitarist's massive archive and bringing the best of it to the public George Harrisonwas recording steadily at the studio in his English country estate until nearly the day he died in 2001.
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Bob Dylan: Performs 'Blind Willie McTell'
Rolling Stone - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-33566" href="/bob+dylan+1">Bob Dylan</a> performed an absolutely stellar version of "Blind Willie McTell" at the Critics Choice Awards as part of a tribute to <a class="fplink fp-188290" href="/martin+scorsese+1">Martin Scorsese</a> After introductory remarks by <a class="fplink fp-172377" href="/leonardo+dicaprio+1">Leonardo DiCaprio</a> and <a class="fplink fp-210200" href="/olivia+harrison+1">Olivia Harrison</a> Dylan delivered a stripped-down version of the track originally recorded during his 1983 Infidels sessions that left the A-list...
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George sigue vivo en el mejor recuerdo - LaRepública.com.uy
Google News - over 5 years
En la realización del documental participó la viuda del músico, Olivia Trinidad Arias, luego de casada Olivia Harrison, quien además aportó grabaciones caseras en video y contribuye con un libro que acompañará el lanzamiento. El texto incluirá cartas,
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Trailer para «George Harrison: Living in the Material World«, um projecto de ... - c7nema
Google News - over 5 years
O filme resultado de uma parceria entre o realizador e Olivia Harrison, viúva do músico. O filme sobre o antigo Beatle, que contará com entrevistas a Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton e Phil Spector, estreará no canal norte-americano
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Search Past 7 days Archives - Boston Herald (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The idea for the film began in 2005 when Olivia Harrison and Scorsese connected at the London premiere of the director&#39;s Bob Dylan documentary “No Direction Home.” Olivia asked if Marty was interested. Thankfully he was. Scorsese&#39;s doc centers on the ...&nbsp;-
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Trailer do filme documentario de Martin Scorsese sobre George Harrison - Blue Bus
Google News - over 5 years
Com produçao da viúva do músico, Olivia Harrison, inclui material inédito, como filmagens e fotos caseiras, fornecidas de arquivo particular da família Living in the Material World o filme foi comprado pela HBO norte-americana ea exibiçao será feita em ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Beatles Are in a Video About the Value of Music
NYTimes - over 5 years
11:15 a.m. | Updated The surviving members of the Beatles have thrown their support behind a grassroots campaign to fight against music piracy, allowing the enormously influential band's music to be used in a short animated video to help raise awareness of the value of original music, a publicist for campaign said. Made by the Music Matters
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; New York Film Festival to Close With George Clooney Movie
NYTimes - over 5 years
''The Descendants,''Alexander Payne's first feature since his 2004 film ''Sideways,'' will be the closing night selection of the New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced on Wednesday along with the roster of 27 films that will be presented in the festival's main slate. Adapted from the Kaui Hart Hemmings novel, ''The
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Alexander Payne's 'Descendants' to Close 49th New York Film Festival; Main ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Friends (Eric Clapton, Eric Idle), family (wives Patti Boyd and Olivia Harrison), and band mates (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr) reflect on Harrison&#39;s mid-&#39;60s embrace of Indian mysticism and music, which forever changed the sound of the Fab Four
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Olivia, Harrison & Daniel: “Cowboys & Aliens” UK Premiere - GossipCenter.com
Google News - over 5 years
Taking their new flick to the UK, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, and Daniel Craig were spotted at the premiere of “Cowboys &amp; Aliens” in London today (August 11). The all-star cast looked excited as they arrived at the O2 Arena and posed for pictures
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Olivia Harrison
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 61
    She was co-producer of Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World, sitting for interviews and contributing material to the project and appearing with Scorsese at Cannes in 2010 and in New York City summer, 2011, to promote the documentary.
    More Details Hide Details It was shown in the United States and the United Kingdom in October and November 2011, respectively. Harrison was first convinced to try collaborating with Scorsese after, in 2005, she saw his No Direction Home documentary about Bob Dylan. Nigel Sinclair, the third co-producer of the Harrison project with Scorsese, and Sinclair's company Spitfire Pictures, set up a production team at Friar Park, the Harrison estate, scanning and digitizing materials Harrison was reluctant to have leave the premises.
  • 2009
    Age 60
    Harrison appeared on-stage at Microsoft's June 1, 2009, E3 press conference with Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to promote the The Beatles: Rock Band video game.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 56
    Olivia Harrison received a Grammy Award in 2005 as a producer for the music video of the show in the Best Long Form Music Video category.
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  • 2002
    Age 53
    Olivia Harrison produced the Concert For George in her husband's memory in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The concert at London's Royal Albert Hall was sold out and featured many musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr, and many more, including the first worldwide exposure of her son Dhani. Profits from the event went to the Material World Charitable Foundation, an organization set up by George Harrison.
  • 1999
    Age 50
    In 1999, Olivia saved her husband's life when an intruder in the Harrison home attacked him.
    More Details Hide Details A mentally ill man, 36-year-old Michael Abram, had broken in, believing that George was possessed by the devil. Olivia fended off Harrison's assailant nearly single-handedly, after George had been stabbed repeatedly. She subdued him by using a fireplace poker and a lamp to bludgeon him. Harrison received a fax from his close friend Tom Petty that read: "Aren't you glad you married a Mexican girl?" Olivia, together with Beatles' wives Linda McCartney, Yoko Ono, and Barbara Bach, has been involved with the Romanian Angel Appeal since the early 1990s, which has raised millions of dollars to provide aid for children living in devastation. She reveals her concerns for the Romanian orphans in this quotation (from her appearance on "Wogan", transmitted 22 June 1990): It was sort of a gradual assault on my conscience. It was slowly wearing away at me and I decided that perhaps we should try to raise some money... I went to Romania and was just overwhelmed, devastated and shocked by the situation.
  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 42
    Harrison always referred to her by her maiden name, Arias, on all his original albums and even named her "my wife Arias" in a Musician Magazine article, circa 1991.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 32
    Olivia attended Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach's wedding in 1981 without her wedding ring, giving rise to mistaken speculation that her marriage to Harrison was a hoax.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 29
    They were married in a private ceremony in 1978 at the Henley-on-Thames Register Office in England.
    More Details Hide Details Her parents attended; Harrison's brothers at his home Friar Park were not invited.
    They were married on September 2, 1978 and had one son together, Dhani Harrison.
    More Details Hide Details She is the daughter of dry-cleaner Esiquiel Arias and his wife Mary Louise, who worked as a seamstress. She has brothers named Ron and Gilbert and sisters named Chris and Linda. Olivia attended Hawthorne High School in Southern California and graduated in 1965. She later worked as a secretary at A&M Records, where George Harrison happened to hold a recording contract.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on May 18, 1948.
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