George Harrison – This week is mark 10 years since Harrison’s death. He’ll be remembered in style in his home city of Liverpool, UK with a slew of concerts and ceremonies being planned to mark his life. He was known as “the quiet Beatle” in arguably Britain’s finest pop combo.
The famous guitarist died on November 29, 2001, at the age of 58 from lung cancer.
BBC News reports that the late star’s home city on the river Mersey has a host of tributes lined up for the former guitarist, with a concert having already taken place this afternoon in the area’s St. George’s Hall and in The Cavern Club, the venue memorably known as the location for The Beatles early gigs.
Performers at the concerts will include two acts that Harrison signed to his group’s Apple label – Brute Force and The Radha Krishna Temple.
The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will be holding a special ceremony in homage, and both Liverpool City Hall and St. George’s Hall will be flying their flags at half-mast.
Although most of The Beatles’ songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, their albums generally included one or two songs performanced by Harrison.
Harrison’s later compositions with The Beatles include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”