Eight years after his death. George Harrison finally has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hundreds of fans and friends, including bandmate Paul McCartney, turned out for yesterday's ceremony. Also at the unveiling were Harrison's widow Olivia, his son Dhani, Eric Idle, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and actor Tom Hanks.
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Olivia Harrison praised her husband at the event.
"We all have deep feelings for George because he was such a deep-feeling person," she told the crowd. "Once you'd met him you couldn’t help but be drawn into his world. And he wanted to be in your world too."
Harrison's Beatles bandmate McCartney called the ceremony "wonderful", while Hanks also paid tribute to Harrison.
"Every record was an event, every cut was an opera, the entire story told ours," he said. "All things must pass, sure, but George is going to live forever."
Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001 at age 58.
The unveiling of the star came on the same day as an announcement that a new collection of some of Harrison's best-loved songs is to be released in June.
'Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison' will feature music from Harrison's solo recording career, including 'My Sweet Lord', 'Isn't It A Pity', 'Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)' and 'Got My Mind Set On You'.
Three Harrison-penned Beatle tracks, 'Something', 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' and 'Here Comes The Sun', recorded live at his 1971 Concert For Bangladesh, will also appear on the album, which will be released on June 16.