City pays tribute to Harrison

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Liverpool is set to mourn George Harrison this week, ten years since the former Beatle died of cancer aged 53.

The city will unite to remember the music legend, often referred to as the ‘quiet Beatle,’ with three events starting with a special service at Liverpool Cathedral at 11.30 am on Tuesday. Fans have been encouraged to bring something that symbolises peace and love, two important aspects of life to Harrison.

At 2pm, the Free Concert for George will take place at St George’s Hall, which will see bands marking different eras of his life.

The final celebration will be held at the world-famous Cavern Club, an iconic venue to many Beatles fans, starting at 8pm. Acts will play music that was created and enjoyed by George.

Harrison joined the Beatles before they shot to stardom when were still known as The Quarrymen. He was the youngest member of the band, and despite his success as a musician, George was also famous for being a peace activist, a director and a film producer.

Ahead of the commemorations, the Liverpool Echo staged a live web chat with Denise Theophilus from the ‘For George’ website about his life and legacy.

She said: “There was a journalist who said that George made kindness into an art form and I think that was the greatest part of his character. There’s a lot to him but I just think it’s rare to find someone who’s reached that height who can still connect to humanity at the degree he did.”

Los Angeles will honour the Liverpool legend’s death with a public candlelit tribute to be held at George’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where people will lay flowers and share music and poetry.

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