George Harrison's birthday was celebrated all around the world, especially in his hometown of Liverpool where the city shone a bright light on the Quiet Beatle in honor of what would have been his 70th birthday, reported the British Beatles Fan Club Monday.
Harrison's image was projected on a building in the city's Albert Dock Sunday night. Earlier that day, Liverpool Beatles tour guide Jackie Spencer, started the two-days of celebrations in the city by hosting a Teddy Bear's Picnic at the Palm House in Sefton Park. Harrison had a connection to the Palm House because he made generous donations to the renovation project for it, the Fan Club said.
An art exhibit to honor Harrison begins in Liverpool Tuesday.
In the U.S., several events were scheduled. In Los Angeles, fans were scheduled to gather at 6 p.m. PT at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is located at the Capitol Records Tower on Vine Street. Also, a fourth annual George Harrison birthday show was set for 7:30 p.m. at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42nd St., New York City. In Austin Texas, a George Harrison Acoustic Birthday Tribute Dinner Show was set for 6:30 p.m. at the Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th St., Austin, Texas.
Peter Asher paid tribute to Harrison on a TV appearance on “Good Day, L.A.” Monday morning. In addition to Asher, Barbara Chamberlain posted on Facebook that the show featured appearances by musician Spencer Davis and Bob Eubanks and Dave Hull, former KRLA disc jockeys who promoted the Beatles' Hollywood Bowl show in 1964.
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