Liverpool hosted special celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of Beatles guitarist George Harrison.

His legacy and musical talents were admired through orchestral performances, speeches from spiritualists who knew George himself and performances from Hare Krishna devotees.

To begin celebrations, Liverpool City Library was gifted India’s spiritual classics in the “All You Need is Love” ceremony.

City Major Joanne Anderson and Gurudasa, one of the first Hare Krishna monks to meet George Harrison, both attended.

On Saturday February 25, George’s birthday, The Philharmonic Hall hosted the “Something About George” special birthday concert.

The night paid tribute to George’s musical talent throughout his life, featuring a string quartet and guest Merseybeat singer Beryl Marsden, who worked with George.

Speaking with the Guide, Co-producer of “Something About George”, Bill Elms said: “It may be 20 years since the world lost George Harrison, but he lives on through his incomparable music”

“This show created in Liverpool, highlights the legacy he left the world.”

Additionally The Beatles Story hosted “A Pilgrimage for George”, featuring Indian music workshops and stories of George Harrison’s spirituality.

Amy Hudson from The Beatles Story Museum said: “At the Beatles Story we are celebrating George Harrison’s Material World charity this month, he has lived on through his spirituality.”

Finally, hundreds of Hare Krishna devotees took to the streets of Liverpool on Saturday, chanting whilst sharing cookies and books.

See the video below to see further how Liverpool celebrated this milestone birthday.




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