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George Harrison to get Star…

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

 WALK OF FAME

George Harrison to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star

 

 

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

 

Telegraph.co.uk

 

The Beatles’ former guitarist 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 break-up in 1970, he enjoyed a successful solo career that included such albums as All Things Must Pass.

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