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Something For George

by Les Fradkin

9 George Harrison Hits sung and played from the first musician to portray "George Harrison" in The Original Cast Of Beatlemania. Special Guest Richie Furay of Poco and Buffalo Springfield. On RRO-"The Sound Of Your Digital Lifestyle"
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  Song Share Time Download
1. My Sweet Lord
4:07 $0.99
2. Awaiting On You All
2:05 $0.99
3. This Is Love
3:35 $0.99
4. You
3:54 $0.99
5. What Is Life
4:16 $0.99
6. Here Comes The Sun (Version 2)
3:02 $0.99
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Version 2)
4:09 $0.99
8. Something
2:55 $0.99
9. Isn't It A Pity
5:32 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"My Sweet Lord"
"What Is Life"

Les Fradkin has the singular distinction of having been the first musician to portray "George Harrison" in the Original Cast Of the Broadway production of "Beatlemania." Chosen from over 2000 guitarists back in 1976, Les starred in the smash Broadway musical which ran for over 2 years and has toured all over the world.

Now, Les brings you 9 George Harrison composed Beatles and solo hits in a musical tribute to The Quiet One of Beatles- this time, with full vocals. And for Poco and Buffalo Springfield fans, Richie Furay guests on Acoustic Guitar and background vocals on a stirring version of "My Sweet Lord."

Les is offering something new and original here while keeping one foot in the traditional George Harrison sound and production values. In particular, his stunning production of "Isn't It A Pity and "Awaiting On You All" perfectly captures the original spirit of "All Things Must Pass" while taking Harrison into new sonic territory. So, if you're "Living In The Material World" and love the music of George Harrison, check out "Something for George!"


A bit of BIO:

Les Fradkin is one of the guitar legends of the 1970's. As well as being a veteran member of The Original Cast of Beatlemania, he has found success as a recording artist, composer and producer with MGM Sunflower, ESP-Disk', Bell, Arista, RCA, and Laurie Records. Les has written the well known French hit "La Chansons Des Souvenirs" ("Song Of A Thousand Voices") for the famous Mireille Mathieu. He has played 12 and 6-string Guitar, Bass, Mellotron, and Piano on dozens of Top 40 hit records throughout the early 1970's , scoring many US and UK chart placings throughout his career.

Les Fradkin was also an original member / singer / guitarist for the pop group California on Laurie Records in the US and RCA Records in the UK for it's entire existence from 1973 through 1985. California had several chart records including the 1981 release "Summer Fun Medley"-a medley of Beach Boys hits, "Jeans On", "He's Almost You" (charting in the United Kingdom) and an appearance on the Dick Clark American Bandstand television show.

In 1976, Les was selected over thousands of other auditioning guitarists to appear in the original cast of the smash hit Broadway musical "Beatlemania" playing lead guitar and the part of "George Harrison" in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Running for two and a half years from May 1977 thru October 1979, every show (including over 1200 in New York alone) was sold out and the musicians quickly became celebrities with magazine cover stories ("Newsweek","Time", "People", "Rolling Stone") and many major television show appearances. With his guitar-playing in the international spotlight from the show, Fradkin developed a cult following that has avidly followed his career and made him a celebrity among guitar fans.

He has enjoyed chart success on the net as well with his songs reaching mp3.com's 1 position 16 times! New Gandy Dancer Rock Magazine named Les' CD "A Day At The Beach" it's 2004 Album Of The Year. In addition, Les has performed with The Ventures as 2nd Lead Guitarist. Nokie Edwards of The Ventures has performed with Les on several occasions and is a featured guest on his "While My Guitar Only Plays" CD. In fact, Les has been acknowledged as a guitar virtuoso for over 30 years and he has been featured in issues of 20th Century Guitar Magazine, Pipeline and New Gandy Dancer Magazines.

Today, Les has released 15 solo CD's on his RRO Entertainment Indie label and has had over 300,000 downloads bringing him several substantial hits on Apple iTunes and other download sites across the Internet.



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George Would Love This!!!
Just recently purchased this cd, and I have to applaud Les for staying true to the renditions & spirit of the music of "The Quiet Beatle". Excellent job Les!!!
This is a fantastic CD - I'm definitely adding it to my Beatles collection.

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From the first musician to portray George Harrison in the original Broadway cast and production of Beatlemania, comes this special collection of nine Harrison hits, with special guests Richie Furay of Poco and Buffalo Springfield. Beautifully done, 'Something For George" is a collector's item.

lVito A. Calamito Sr.

I loved everything about the CD. The selection of songs was great also
I really enjoyed the CD. The production was great as well as the selection of songs. The performance was great also. I look forward to another CD from this artist.