Daily Archives: April 6, 2012

George Harrison performs final full-length solo concert 20 years ago tonight (1992)


Video: 'I Want To Tell You' and 'Old Brown Shoe'

(Monday, April 6, 1992) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed his final full-length solo concert tonight at Royal Albert Hall in London. The concert was held to benefit the Natural Law Party (NLP) three days before Britain’s general election.

Fellow ex-Beatle Ringo Starr performed with George on the final two songs, While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Roll Over Beethoven. Continue reading George Harrison performs final full-length solo concert 20 years ago tonight (1992)

Confederates launch Battle of Shiloh 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: April 6, 1862 (at 32:09)

(Sunday, April 6, 1862, during the American Civil War) — The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, began this morning in southwestern Tennessee when Confederate forces under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard launched a surprise attack on Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Continue reading Confederates launch Battle of Shiloh 150 years ago today (1862)