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U.S. Tour

Postby drbecky » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:01 pm

What year did George tour the U.S.? Who was with him on the tour?
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby markfeber@yahoo.com » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:34 pm

i think it was 76
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby markfeber@yahoo.com » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:57 pm

sorry guess it was 74
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby markfeber@yahoo.com » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:05 pm

willie weeks, billy preston. ravi shanker, tom scott were a few who joined him
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby Mark Rink » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:30 pm

didd'nt he tour the us after dark horse ? then that would be 74 i think :-??
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby linclink » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:58 pm

Yup it was '74... Read the article, but at the end is the real prize, a link to an on-line source of a 1974 show to listen to!!
from: http://www.topix.com/forum/who/george-h ... VMKARG3BD2
FLASHBACK: GEORGE HARRISON BECOMES THE FIRST SOLO BEATLE TO TOUR AMERICA
It was 33 years ago tonight (November 2nd, 1974) that George Harrison launched his "George Harrison & Friends North American Tour," at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, becoming the first solo Beatle to tour North America.
The 30-date tour was particularly grueling for Harrison, who had blown out his voice in the rush to complete his Dark Horse album, resulting in some reporters mockingly referring to the dates as the "Dark Hoarse" tour. To make matters worse, Harrison and his band were often playing two shows a day, with some dates not selling out.
The show, which had already had pacing problems due to Harrison's choice of material, featured guest spots by saxophonist Tom Scott and Billy Preston, as well as two long Indian music sets by sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar interspersed within the concerts, which all but wrecked any momentum the "rock" aspects of the show had gained.
Although Harrison and the press liked to portray the concert audiences as hostile toward his performances, underground recordings of concerts taped in such cities as Fort Worth and Baton Rouge show boisterous fans cheering the show -- including the songs from Harrison's soon-to-be critically bashed Dark Horse album, which didn't hit the stores until the tour was halfway over.
For many, the main problem with the tour was Harrison tampering with the lyrics and arrangement of Beatles classics. "Something," which surprised many as the second song of the night, had its lyrics changed to "When something's in the way we move it"; "For You Blue" was changed into an up-tempo jazz number; "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" became "While My Guitar Tries To Smile"; and Harrison's update on John Lennon and Paul McCartney's "In My Life" had Harrison declaring during the song's chorus, "In my life, I love God more."
Among his solo hits performed on the tour were "What Is Life" and the Number Ones "My Sweet Lord" and "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)." Conspicuously absent from the tour was Harrison's Beatles hit "Here Comes The Sun."
Billy Preston performed show-stopping renditions of his hits "Will It Go 'Round In Circles," "Outta Space," and "Nothing From Nothing."
Harrison had his share of friends visit him throughout the tour, with Bob Dylan checking out both his afternoon and evening Los Angeles Forum shows, John Lennon and girlfriend May Pang catching one of the Nassau Coliseum show on Long Island, and Paul and Linda McCartney attending one of the New York City shows at Madison Square Garden. McCartney tried to disguise himself in afro wig and fake mustache, but was easily spotted by die-hard fans.
Beatlefan magazine reported that David Bowie visited Harrison backstage in Memphis, but that he and Harrison "didn't hit it off that well."
After the dates, Harrison was so turned off to performing that it was 17 years before he embarked on his next tour, a series of dates in Japan far away from the glaring Western media.
Mark Lapidos, who that same year founded what is now known as The Fest For Beatlefans, caught several of Harrison's 1974 New York shows and said that the press were too harsh on Harrison: "You know, after a while the headlines take over; Dark Hoarse, H-O-A-R-S-E, the Dark Hoarse Tour as it became known as. I don't think that the people were bothered by his voice. I noticed that it was a little bit off. My objection (laughs) was when he did 'In My Life'(and) he changed the words. I would have rathered him not to, but he was religious and that was his thing."
Harrison's widow, Olivia Harrison, who was with him for the duration of the '74 tour, says that although it's still on the backburner, she's planning some type major retrospective around the tour, including a reissue of the Dark Horse album, and a live CD and DVD: "There's a lot of footage and a lot of history around that 1974 tour. You know George filmed quite a lot, so I think that it needs a little more time to sort that out. Because there's this great footage, you know he filmed backstage, he filmed in lots of cities, so many things happened on that tour, as well as a live album."

Here's a fairly decent quality version of a '74 show from "Wolfgang's Vault".
http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/g ... ign=090526
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby linclink » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:02 pm

And from...
http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~garp/hari/live74.htm
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Date City Hall Sound Source
Nov 2 (Sat) Vancouver, Canada Pacific Coliseum
Nov 4 (Mon) Seattle, Washington Center Coliseum
Nov 6 (Wed) San Francisco, California The Cow Palace
Nov 7 (Thu) San Francisco, California The Cow Palace
Nov 8(Day & Night) Oakland, California Oakland Coliseum
Nov 10 (Sun) Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena
Nov 11 (Mon) L.A., California L.A. Forum
Nov 12(Day & Night) L.A., California L.A. Forum
Nov 14(Day & Night) Arizona Tucson Community Center
Nov 16 (Sat) Salt Lake City, Uta The Salt Palace
Nov 18(Day & Night) Denver, Colorado Denver Coliseum
Nov 20 (Wed) St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Arena
Nov 21 (Thu) Tulsa, Oklahoma Civic Center
Nov 22 (Fri) Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant Country Convention Center
Nov 24(Day & Night) Houston, Texas Hofenz Pavilion
Nov 26 (Tue) Baton Rouge Luisiana State University Assembly Center
Nov 27 (Wed) Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
Nov 28(Day & Night) Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
Nov 30(Day & Night) Chicago, Illinois Chicago Stadium
Dec 4(Day & Night) Detroit, Michigan Olympia Stadium
Dec 6(Day & Night) Toronto, Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
Dec 8(Day & Night) Montreal, Canada Montreal Forum
Dec 10(Day & Night) Boston, Massachusetts Boston Garden
Dec 11 (Wed) Providence, Rhode Island Civic Center
Dec 13(Day & Night) Largo, Maryland Capital Center
Dec 15(Day & Night) Long Island, New York Nassau Coliseum
Dec 16 (Mon) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
Dec 17(Day & Night) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spectrum
Dec 19 (Tue) New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
Dec 20(Day & Night) New York City, New York Madison Square Garden

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TOUR MEMBERS

George Harrison (Guitar) posters2
Robben Ford (Guitar)
Willie Weeks (Bass Guitar)
Andy Newmark (Drums)
Billy Preston (Keyboards)
Emil Richards (Percussion)
Tom Scott (Horns)
Chuck Findley (Trumpet)
Jim Horn (Saxophone)
Jim Keltner (Drums)

J.Keltner joined the this tour from Nov. 27(Sun), Memphis, Tennessee

Ravi Shnkar(Sitar)
Ravi Shankar didn't appered on shows from Dec. 4, Detroit to Dec. 17, Philadelphia, because of his ill.
Hariprasad Chaurasia(Flute)
Rijram Desad(Percussion & Strings)
T.V.Gopalkrishnam(Mridangam & Vocal)
Gopal Krishn(Vichitra Veena)
Sultan Khan(Sarangi)
Kartick Kumar(Sitar)
Kamalesh Maitra(Percussion)
Satyadev Pawar(North India Violin)
Alla Rakha(Tabla)
Harihar Rao(Percussion)
Lakshmi Shankar(Vocal)
Viji Shankar(Vocal)
Shivkumar Sharma(Santoor)
L.Subramaniam(Violin)

SET LISTS
1st Set List 2nd, 3rd and 4th Set List The Final Set List
Nov 2, Vancouver, Nov 4, Seattle - Nov 14, Arizona,
Nov 16, Salt Lake City - Nov 30, Chicago,
Dec 4, Detroit - Dec 17, Philadelphia Dec 19,20, New York City

1. Hari Good Boy Express
(Hari's On Tour)
2. The Lord Loves The One Who Loves
The Rord(Nov 2 Only)
3. Who Can See It(Nov 2 Only)
4. Something
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
6. Going Around In Circles(*)
7. Sue Me Sue You Blues
Zoon, Zoon, Zoon(***)
Na Na Dahni(***)
Cheparte(***)
8. For You Blue
9. Give Me Love
10. Soundstage Of Mine
11. In My Life
12. Tom Cat(**)
13. Maya Love
14. OuttaSpace(*)
15. Dark Horse
16. Nothing From Nothing(*)
17. What Is Life
Anurag(***)
I Am Missing You(***)
Dispute and Violence(***)
18. My Sweet Lord
(*) by Billy Preston
(**) by Tom Scott
(***) by Ravi Shankar



1. Hari's On Tour
2. Something
3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
"Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" switched places sometimes.
4. Going Around In Circles(*)
5. Sue Me Sue You Blues
Zoon, Zoon, Zoon(***)
Na Na Dahni(***)
Cheparte(***)
was out from Dec 4, Detroit to Dec 17, Philadelphia
Anurag(***)
I Am Missing You(***)
Dispute and Violence(***)
Ravi Shankar's two sets were combined into one.
6. For You Blue
7. Give Me Love
8. Soundstage Of Mine
9. In My Life
10. Tom Cat(**)
11. Maya Love
12. Dark Horse
was sometimes placed after "Maya Love", before two Preston songs.
13. Nothing From Nothing(*)
was placed before "OuttaSpace".
14. OuttaSpace(*)
15. What Is Life
16. My Sweet Lord
(*) by Billy Preston
(**) by Tom Scott
(***) by Ravi Shankar



1. Hari's On Tour
2. Something
3. In My Life
was placed after "Something".
4. Going Around In Circles(*)
5. Sue Me Sue You Blues
Zoon, Zoon, Zoon(***)
Na Na Dahni(***)
Cheparte(***)
Anurag(***)
which Ravi Shankar came onstage for, he had rejoined the tour.
I Am Missing You(***)
Dispute and Violence(***)
6. For You Blue
7. Give Me Love
8. Soundstage Of Mine
9. Maya Love
10. Tom Cat(**)
was placed after "Dark Horse".
11. Dark Horse
12. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
was placed before two Preston songs.
13. Nothing From Nothing(*)
14. OuttaSpace(*)
15. What Is Life
16. My Sweet Lord
(*) by Billy Preston
(**) by Tom Scott
(***) by Ravi Shankar
Om Namah Shivaya !!!!
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby chris » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:13 pm

thanks for the info, link :-BD
I want to tell her that I love her a lot, but I got to get a belly full of wine.
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby linclink » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:01 pm

chris wrote:thanks for the info, link :-BD

My pleasure...& your most welcome. Blessings!!
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Re: U.S. Tour

Postby EddieV » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:32 am

Thanks for the info link.

Is there a proper recording floating around somewhere?

I´ve hear some awfull recordings from the tour:
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