Both gigs will be held on the anniversary of his death, November 29th, at St George’s Hall and The Cavern Club.
The first, at St George’s Hall, will be a free ticketed event.
Performers at the concerts will include the Mersey Beatles, Singh Strings, Andre Barreau from the Bootleg Beatles and the Dovedale School Choir.
In addition, three acts that Harrison signed to The Beatles’ Apple label – Brute Force, The Radha Krishna Temple and Lon and Derrek Van Eaton – will also perform.
The Radha Krishna Temple will supply food at the concerts free of charge.
During his lifetime Harrison set up a charity concert, called Concert for Bangladesh, and enlightened the Western world and Beatles fans of Indian musical instruments including the sitar.
He is most notable for writing songs towards the end of The Beatles’ run, such as Here Comes the Sun and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
The musician, who is listed in Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, then went on to have a successful solo career and even produced some movies, including Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
He died in 2001 of lung cancer, aged just 58 years-old.
The Liverpool concerts will come after a documentary film of Harrison’s life, Living in the Material World, is released on DVD. Directed by Martin Scorsese and co-produced by Harrison’s widow Olivia, the film features never-before-seen home movies and songs. It also includes interviews with surviving Beatles members Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, as well as Yoko Ono.
Yesterday (October 9th), Paul McCartney married his fiancee Nancy Shevell on the same day as John Lennon’s birthday. The Imagine singer would have been 71 years-old.
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