Beatle to enter Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Former Beatle George Harrison is set to be honoured when a star bearing his name is unveiled on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

George Harrison joined The Beatles as a wet behind the ears teenager, obsessed with Gene Vincent records. The young guitarist joined the band on their infamous sojourns to Hamburg, before the band were kicked out of the country as Harrison was too young to be there.

A gifted guitarist and songwriter, Harrison was often overshadowed by the twin talents of Lennon and McCartney. However he actually wrote some of The Beatles best loved songs including the often covered 'Something'.

Harrison's stockpile of material resulted in perhaps the finest Beatles solo album - 1971's 'All Things Must Pass'. Deeply spiritual, he also organised one of the first all star rock benefit shows with Concert For Bangladesh.

Sadly George Harrison passed away in 2001 following a battle with cancer. The legendary musician is set to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. In addition to their recorded output, The Beatles also produced a series of highly successful - if artistically variable - films.

Harrison's widow Olivia and his son Dhani are expected to be present at the unveiling ceremony in Los Angeles.

In other Beatles news, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were re-united onstage in New York recently. The pair performed at a benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation, marking the first time they had played together in public since a memorial concert for George Harrison.


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