Honour George Harrison’s Birthday With Special Tributes With Dhani Harrison & More

George Harrison

In celebration of what would be George Harrison‘s 78th birthday on February 25, The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is shining a spotlight on the beloved icon with exclusive specials featuring Dhani Harrison, landmark concerts, live performances of George’s music by contemporary artists, and much more.

Check out the full broadcast schedule below, and listen to The Beatles Channel now.

Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)

All Those Years Ago: George Harrison In His Own Words

During this exclusive tribute, George will be talking about his music with The Beatles, his solo career, and much more. Hear George say it all when the special premieres on Thursday, February 25th at 1 pm and airs again on Friday, February 26th at 11 am, Saturday, February 27 at 3 pm and Sunday, February 28th at 9 pm.

This special will be available on the SiriusXM app after its premiere.

Dhani Harrison Birthday Tribute for His Father, George

Don’t miss a special birthday show from Dhani Harrison. Dhani will be honouring his father, George, by spotlighting some of their favourite songs they used to listen to together, along with personal favourites from his dad’s catalogue. Tune in on Thursday, February 25th at 11 am, Friday, February 26th at 9 pm, Saturday, February 27th at 1 pm, Sunday, February 28th at 8 pm, March 3rd at 12 am and Monday, March 4th at 1 pm.

This special will be available on the SiriusXM app after its premiere.

The Concert For George 

In 2002, a stellar group of musicians gathered to pay tribute to their great friend George Harrison one year after his untimely passing. Featuring Paul McCartneyRingo StarrEric ClaptonDhani HarrisonJeff Lynne, and many more, the Concert for George was a historic meeting of musical talent, comedy, and spirituality in memory of the man who embodied all three (and more). Relive these moments and hear the aforementioned artists performing George’s music on Friday, February 26th at 11 pm.

The Concert For Bangladesh

To remember George’s philanthropy and mark on humanitarian aid efforts, SiriusXM is presenting the concert that inspired countless others. As the first-ever benefit event of this magnitude, The Concert for Bangladesh featured an all-star lineup — including Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, and George himself — straight from the heart of Manhattan in New York’s Madison Square Garden on August 1, 1971. Experience the concert when it airs on Sunday, February 28th at 12 am.

George Fest

Starting Thursday, February 25th and throughout the weekend, The Beatles Channel will feature songs from George Fest — a live concert tribute to George Harrison held at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles in 2014. Hear Dhani Harrison, Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Brandon Flowers from The Killers, Wayne Coyne From The Flaming Lips, and many more playing their favourite George songs live!

Dark Horse Radio

Laura Cantrell‘s weekly show, Dark Horse Radio, is dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved. This week, hear a look back at the UK charts exactly 50 years ago! Tune in to hear Cantrell celebrate George’s 78th with his songs, as well as songs by others, including covers of his songs, songs he covered, and rarely heard material. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate George when the birthday special airs on Thursday, February 25th at 3 pm, Saturday, February 27th at 11 pm, Sunday, February 28th at 4 pm and Wednesday, March 3rd at 12 pm.

Northern Songs

Beatles historian and author Bill Flanagan puts together a themed playlist of hits and rarities by the Fab Four for this weekly audio adventure!  This week, it’s all Beatles with George Harrison taking the lead on Friday, February 26th at 12 am, Saturday, February 27 at 7 pm, and Sunday, February 28 at 6 am.

Fab Fourum

Get your Beatlemania on during an extra-special Fab Fourum celebration. Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione are honouring George’s birthday by taking calls and letting fans revel in their favourite George moments throughout his illustrious career with special guests Ray Cooper and Mike Campbell on Wednesday, February 24th at 9 pm, Saturday, February 27th at 7 am, and Sunday, February 28th at 6 pm.

8 Songs A Week Times Two

In this week’s special expanded edition of the fan-voted 8 Songs A Week show, listeners will hear 16 George Harrison songs as presented by Beatles Channel host Meg Griffin on Thursday, February 25th at 2 pm, Saturday, February 27 at 6 am, Sunday, February 28th at 1 pm and Monday, March 1st at 12 pm.

Peter Asher: From Me To You

Legendary recording artist, record producer, and impresario Peter Asher shares his deep passion for The Beatles and the music they loved and inspired. As one of the key executives at Apple Records in the ’60s and half of the duo Peter & Gordon, Peter has a unique perspective on the music and the stories behind it. This week, Peter starts out his show with a set of six songs performed or written by George Harrison. Hear the special episode on Thursday, February 25th at 9 pm, Saturday, February 27th at 5 pm, Sunday, February 28th at 8 am, and Tuesday, March 2nd at 1 pm.

Chris Carter George Harrison Special

Chris Carter — host of The Beatles Channel’s Breakfast with the Beatles and overall Beatles aficionado — is delivering a chronological look at George’s career and the musical landscape surrounding it. Don’t miss this special about the man responsible for “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and more classics on Thursday, February 25 at 8 am.

Slim Jim Phantom Rockabilly Special

Join Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats in honouring George’s memory by highlighting some of The Beatles legend’s greatest Rockabilly moments on Thursday, February 25th at 4 pm, Friday, February 26th at 1 pm, Saturday, February 27 at 12 am and Sunday, February 28th at 11 am.

Musical Mystery Tour with Randy and Tal Bachman

This month, Randy and Tal Bachman are focusing their masterclass on George Harrison and his talents as a guitar player and songwriter. Along with spotlighting George’s skill, they’ll also feature songs from Randy’s 2018 album, By George, his personal testimonial honouring The Quiet Beatle’s work. Join the Musical Mystery Tour when it airs on Friday, February 26th at 6 am, Saturday, February 27th at 11 am, and Sunday, February 28th at 11 pm.

Way Beyond Compare

Join Beatles expert Tom Frangione for a new series exploring Fab Four alternate takes, live performances, and versions of Beatles recordings that you’ve never heard before! This week, it’s all about George Harrison on Friday, February 26th at 4 pm and Sunday, February 28th at 10 am.