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Liverpool Honors George Harrison with Plaque at His Birthplace
By ISKCON News   |  May 27, 2024

Blue plaque says: “George Harrison, 1943–2001, Musician and Songwriter was born here.” Photo Credit: PA

George Harrison’s profound influence on culture, music, and spirituality was recently honored with a blue plaque at his family home in Liverpool, England. The renowned Beatles member, who was born and spent his early years in this house, went on to make a global impact.

The tradition of installing these commemorative blue plaques, which began in the 19th century, serves as a significant way to recognize and honor the lives of influential British figures, like Harrison.

Liverpool’s mayor, Steve Rotheram, said at the plaque’s unveiling, “His career might have taken him around the world – but he never lost his love for this city. He was also a deeply spiritual man who used his platform to spread a message of peace and acceptance.” To read the full story, click here

Last year, ISKCON devotees from across the world gathered in Liverpool for a series of special events entitled “The Spiritual Beatle,” celebrating what would have been  Harrison’s 80th birthday. Activities included a music-mantra tribute at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Harinam, in the city center, as well as panel discussions and interviews at the two Beatles museums with Gurudas, who first met George Harrison in 1968. 

Bhaktivedanta Manor, a gift of George Harrison to Srila Prabhupada, now maintains the beautiful George Harrison Garden, which first opened to the public in 2013, to commemorate his lasting impact on the movement. In March, representatives of Harrison’s widow, Olivia, visited the garden and the community for a special tour.