Photo Credit: Paul Saltzman
To celebrate what would’ve been George’s 75th birthday, The Beatles Story, Albert Dock is hosting a free event dedicated to telling the story of George’s introduction to Indian music and spirituality on Sunday 25th February 2018 from 4pm. The event will include a talk, given by Dr. Mike Jones of the University of Liverpool’s Music Department exploring the Indian influence on the Beatles from its origins, through to the Rishikesh episode and beyond.
He will be joined by Thomas McConnell, a Liverpool-based singer songwriter, who will provide musical demonstration throughout the session. Tom is signed to Deltasonic Records and is currently touring his new album with his band, TV ME. He played at the Philharmonic Hall in June last year as part of the concert George Harrison: The Beatles and Indian Music. The event is free and will be held in the Fab4 café.
The Beatles Story has recently launched an exciting new special exhibition, ‘Beatles in India’, which features memorabilia, imagery and exclusive personal accounts from the people who were with the band in Rishikesh. The team at The Beatles Story encourage you to enjoy the exhibition before the talk, to get a real feel for George’s time spent in India. From ‘Something’ to ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘All Things Must Pass’, singer, songwriter and guitarist George brought a deep sense of calm to music with beautiful melodies and heartfelt lyrics that have spanned the decades since his meteoric rise to fame.