Liverpool plans a tribute concert this month for George Harrison, who died of cancer on Nov. 29 at age 58. Organizers, who include Liverpool City Council and the British Broadcasting Corp., did not announce the performers but promised “a host of big names.” Money raised from the Feb. 24 show at the Liverpool Empire will be donated to cancer charities.
Mike Storey, leader of Liverpool City Council said Monday that the former Beatle was “a true Scouser” – the slang term for a Liverpudlian – “who never forgot his roots.”
“He was a great ambassador for the city and popular culture,” Storey said.
Neil Aspinall, head of The Beatles’ management company, Apple, said Harrison’s wife Olivia and son Dhani were “touched with the idea.”
The concert date is the day Harrison celebrated as his birthday, though official records list his birth date as Feb. 25.