Celebrate George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass Week’ on The Beatles Channel
Recorded and released in the wake of The Beatles’ April 1970 dissolution, George Harrison’s landmark solo album, All Things Must Pass, is a fully realized statement by a bold and audacious artist. The album has now been completely remixed from the original tapes for a stunning suite of 50th-anniversary releases that sound brighter, fuller, and better than ever before. Throughout the week, The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) will feature music from the brand-new All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition (releasing August 6 via Capitol/UMe) – including many previously unreleased demo recordings, session outtakes, and studio jams – along with special programming dedicated to Harrison’s masterpiece.
In addition, The Beatles Channel is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Concert For Bangladesh – when Ravi Shankar asked his friend George Harrison to help his country, which was suffering from the effects of floods, famine, and civil war. The Concert for Bangladesh, held at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 1, 1971, was the first major music benefit concert for a humanitarian cause, raising much needed funding and awareness for UNICEF in Bangladesh. The remarkable success of that historic event led the Harrison family to create the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF as a way to continue that legacy of giving.
Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)
All Things Must Pass Week
The Beatles Channel is marking the 50th anniversary of George Harrison’s landmark album, All Things Must Pass. Host Chris Carter will introduce brand new mixes, unreleased demos, alternate takes, and more from the All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition throughout the week.
Starts Friday, August 6th at 8 am through Thursday, August 12th
The Concert For Bangladesh
SiriusXM is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first major music benefit concert of its kind, which inspired many others. Featuring an all-star lineup including Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, and leader George Harrison from New York’s Madison Square Garden on August 1, 1971. It’s the Concert for Bangladesh, on The Beatles Channel.
Tuesday, August 10th at 9 pm
Friday, August 13th at 11 am
Plus, hear Michael J. Nyenhuis, President and CEO of UNICEF USA, introduce songs from The Concert for Bangladesh throughout the week. He’ll talk about the concert’s impact over the last 50 years and UNICEF’s role in helping children in Bangladesh and all over the world.
Hosts Bill Flanagan and Tom Frangione, along with guest host David Fricke, will celebrate George Harrison’s epic masterpiece, All Things Must Pass, and also reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Concert For Bangladesh over two consecutive episodes. Listeners will also have a chance to win the brand new All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition.
Episode 1 Premiere
Wednesday, August 4th at 9 pm
Episode 1 Encores
Saturday, August 7th at 7 am
Sunday, August 8th at 6 pm
Episode 2 Premiere
Wednesday, August 11th at 9 pm
Episode 2 Encores
Saturday, August 14th at 7 am
Sunday, August 15th at 6 pm
Plus, hear it anytime on the SXM App
Dark Horse Radio
Dark Horse Radio, a weekly show hosted by Laura Cantrell, is dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved. This week, Laura celebrates the All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary Edition with new mixes and alternate takes from those sessions.
Thursday, August 5th at 3 pm
Saturday, August 7th at 11pm
Sunday, August 8th at 4pm
Wednesday, August 11th at 12pm
Plus, hear it anytime on the SXM App