Celebrate George Harrison’s birthday with exclusive specials on The Beatles Channel

It’s time for “the quiet Beatle” to take the spotlight. In celebration of what would be George Harrison’s 77th birthday, SiriusXM is presenting special programming leading up to the big day (February 25), complete with mini Harrison song sets throughout this weekend. See details below and catch it all when it airs on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18).


Dark Horse Radio

Laura Cantrell interviews Olivia Harrison and L.A. Express saxophonist Tom Scott in celebration of the 45th anniversary of George Harrison’s Dark Horse album and corresponding 1974 North American tour with Ravi Shankar. Olivia and Tom were both heavily involved in the album and tour, which made headlines as the first North American tour by a Beatles member since the band’s last U.S. tour in 1966. Hear the interviews On Demand via The Beatles Channel.

George Harrison Celebrity Guest DJ

What do James Taylor and Jimmy Fallon have in common? Aside from the fact that one has done an impression of the other on The Tonight Show, they’re also big George Harrison fans. Taylor, Fallon, and other famous admirers of the Beatles guitarist (like Alec Baldwin and Steve Perry) are joining forces to share some of their favorite Harrisongs.

Slim Jim Phantom Rockabilly Special

While many associate Harrison with his spirituality and Hindu-aligned influence on The Beatles, Rockabilly also had a strong impact on his life as a musician. Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats (who you inevitably know from the 1981 hit “Rock This Town”) will be honoring Harrison’s memory by highlighting some of his great Rockabilly moments.

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 Harrison’s career and the musical landscape surrounding it. Don’t miss this special and thorough birthday journey of the man responsible for “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and more.

The Concert For Bangladesh 

To remember Harrison’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 Harrison himself — straight from the heart of Manhattan in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Experience the exclusive August 1, 1971 concert when it airs on Harrison’s birthday.

Fab Fourum

Get your Beatlemania on during an extra special Fab Fourum celebration. Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan are honoring Harrison’s birthday by taking calls and letting fans revel in their favorite George moments throughout his illustrious career.

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 McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Dhani Harrison, Jeff 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 Harrison’s music on The Beatles Channel.

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