50 years ago, in 1961, a cheeky 18 year old lad from Wavertree in Liverpool, spent many hours with his band at The Cavern Club. That band of course were The Beatles and they went on to play, in total, 292 times at this legendary venue.
On 29th November we celebrate the life of that 18 year old lad from Wavertree - George Harrison. George left behind a huge legacy of music and philosophy for us to remember him by.
We use this music and philosophy in a very special programme on the tenth anniversary of his passing. From the opening notes to the ones that close this will be no ordinary evening.
Joining us are Brute Force (with whom George recorded "King of Fuh" on the very day he walked out on The Beatles on 10 January 1969), Arthur Kelly (his best friend from the Institute who has stories to share that were only known to George and himself), The Rebels (originally George's first band with Arthur now revisited by a band of young musicians from Oxford for this one day only), Singh Strings (who will provide us with a taste of the music George loved so much from India), The Mersey Beatles (Liverpool's own best loved Beatle Tribute Band), Tsema (a young soloist with the voice of an angel to cast a very different slant on one of George's best loved "tunes" - as he would call them) and Andre Barreau of the Bootleg Beatles (who we are honoured will be our solo George for the night).
Finally, we will also be playing host to the Radha Krishna Temple (Hare Krishnas). Every 29th November since 2001, they have held an “Evening for George” at the magnificent house he gave to them in 1973 - but on this special anniversary will be chanting for him in his hometown.
George said "You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because its the very best, and it's the part I give most willingly."
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The Lord Mayor's Office in Liverpool is making a very special contribution too by arranging for the flag on St George's Hall will fly at half-mast on November 29 in memory of George. Not only that, St George's Hall will host a free concert on the afternoon of November 29. Entry is by ticket only and, not surprisingly, they all were quickly snapped up by George's many fans.
The fact that so many world-class artists are appearing at a free event says everything about the lasting influence and legacy of George Harrison. For those lucky enough to have a ticket and share the wonderful music, feelings of love, and warm memories, it is sure to be an experience that is always remembered and always cherished, as indeed we will always remember and cherish George.
For more information, visit the 'For George' website by clicking here