George Harrison’s songs return home for his birthday

George Harrison’s songs return home on his birthday
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Today marks the 80th birthday of the noted singer-songwriter and ex-member of one of the most iconic bands in the world The Beatles. George Harrison had penned countless classics with his band mates and later soared in his solo career. George was the father of the rock benefit concert, "The Concert for Bangladesh" in 1971 which raised funds for war refugees from the country. He even penned the song "Bangla Desh".

Recently, the solo catalogue of the singer has been moved to Dark Horse Records via BMG, a company he started in 1978. Harrison's family now retains the rights to those records.

Poster of 'The Concert For Bangladesh'

Harrison's son, Dhani, said, "22 years since his passing, for what would have been his 80th birthday, I am overjoyed to announce that we are bringing my father's music catalogue back home to Dark Horse Records, the company he started back in 1974. We look forward to releasing only the finest of packages starting with the release of his entire back catalog in Spatial Audio, for the first time, on Apple Music. We also will be using this opportunity to make all the custom limited vinyl that we can get away with. Happy 80th Dad!!! We love you always." 

The catalogue contains his nearly two dozen songs written with The Beatles including the band's most popular song on streaming services, "Here Comes the Sun," as well as "I Me Mine," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and the US No. 1 single "Something,".