An effort to erect a statue for former Beatle George Harrison in Oxfordshire in the UK has ended after his widow Olivia Harrison said she'd prefer a different kind of tribute, reported the BBC on Saturday.
James Lambert, who hails from Hensley-on-Thames where Harrison's home Friar Park is located, told the BBC wrote to Olivia Harrison about the statue, but was informed she would prefer a community project in his name.
“Gauging the pulse in terms of Henley residents I think there was a lot of support,” he told the BBC. "This petition wasn't tapping into the Beatles fanfare worldwide, it was much more to recognize George's contribution to Henley and the affection Henley had for him. It is slightly disappointing but you have to respect Olivia's wishes, as she still has a house in Henley, Friar Park.”
Mrs. Harrison was among those paying tribute to George Harrison's dear friend and mentor Ravi Shankar at his funeral in December. Among the things she told the crowd, she said she had met Shankar in 1974 before she met her husband.
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