August 1, 1971 ~ The Concert For Bangladesh” at Madison Square Garden in New York. George Harrison organizes the event to help victims of famine in that country. Performers include Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and Ringo Starr.
July 10, 1972 ~ Harry Nilsson Son of Schmilsson album is released. A whole host of notables help out — George Harrison and Ringo (referred to in the album liner notes as Richie Snare,) Nicky Hopkins, Bobby Keyes, Peter Frampton and Lowell George.
The album includes the greatest break-up song of all time – You’re Breakin’ My Heart.
In 1964, Harrison was a fair way away from becoming the songwriting behemoth he would later prove to be, writing some of The Beatles most beloved songs like ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ and ‘Something’. Instead, Harrison chose to provide back-up vocals and harmonies and concentrate on mastering the guitar—but that didn’t mean that the guitarist wasn’t intrigued by the spotlight. It was clearly something Lennon had noticed.
John and Yoko release their part-live, part-studio album on June 12, 1972. One of the live performances featured includes some back-up musicians of note: Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Nicky Hopkins. Frank Zappa was in support on one of the other live performances.
The Quiet One releases his fourth solo album on May 30, 1973 …
You can stand me up at the gates of hellI Won’t Back Down, Tom Petty
but I won’t back down …
The debut solo album from Tom Petty is released on April 24, 1989.
Between some battles with his record label and a bit of hard feelings within The Heartbreakers (Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench did work on the album,) the album had a rocky road to its release. It ends up a multi-platinum album with a gaggle of classic TP hits.
The Beatles release “The Red and Blue Albums” on April 2, 1973 …
George Harrison releases the film version of The Concert for Bangladesh on March 23, 1972.