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Posted: 04 Apr 09, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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George Harrison to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star
By JOHN ROGERS
updated 4:26 p.m. ET, Fri., April. 3, 2009

LOS ANGELES - Paul McCartney may have a knighthood, but it's George Harrison who is receiving the royal treatment from the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month.

Harrison will receive a star on the fabled walk on April 14, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Friday. His widow, Olivia Harrison, and his son, Dhani, are expected to attend the unveiling.

Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001, already shares a Walk of Fame star with all four of the Beatles, but only he and John Lennon, who died in 1980, will have their own stars.

Harrison's, to be unveiled in front of Hollywood's Capitol Records building, will be the 2,382nd on the Walk.
Although once known as "the quiet Beatle" for his shy, retiring nature, Harrison was one of the group's most powerful forces.

His rockabilly-influenced playing gave the Beatles' early recordings their distinctive guitar-driven sound and his voice provided many of the group's most arresting vocal harmonies. His fascination with Eastern music also helped broaden the band's sound on such classic albums as "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "The White Album."

Although overshadowed by the more prolific songwriters Lennon and McCartney, Harrison composed several of the Beatles' finest songs, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Here Comes the Sun," "Something" and "Within You, Without You."

Following the group's breakup in 1970, he enjoyed a successful solo career that included such albums as "All Things Must Pass," "The Concert For Bangla Desh," "Cloud Nine" and "Brainwashed."

In the late 1980s and early '90s he collaborated with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne in the whimsical musical supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.

In conjunction with the star's unveiling, Capitol/EMI said it plans to announce details for a new Harrison music project later this month. Martin Scorsese is also directing a forthcoming documentary on Harrison.



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Posted: 04 Apr 09, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is great news!!!! George was really underrated, specially with John & Paul around, but his songwriting and his contribution to the rock & roll music are being recognized :).


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Posted: 04 Apr 09, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am happy for George. He truly deserves it. He was a great artist and a very special personality. One of my favourite songs with the Beatles is George`s. It`s While My Guitar Gently Weeps. And he was incredibly handsome BTW...

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Posted: 04 Apr 09, 23:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very well deserved. I am just surprised it took him so long to get it.

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Posted: 05 Apr 09, 03:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think George Harrison would have laughed about the star on the WOF (in a way the Beatles invented it :-) New material and a new documentary sound great.


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Posted: 05 Apr 09, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He'd better hope The Chiffons don't notice how similar it is to their star....

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Posted: 05 Apr 09, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Penetration_Guru wrote:

He'd better hope The Chiffons don't notice how similar it is to their star....

My sweet lord, that's funny! But... he's so fine, I'd think they'd forgive him. This time. ;-)








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