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Old Feb 16, 2004, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Los Angeles to honor Harrison Feb. 22

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LOS ANGELES (February 13, 2004) – The City of Los Angeles will proclaim Sunday, February 22 "George Harrison Day" in the City of Los Angeles and mark the occasion with a special celebration three days before what would have been Harrison’s 61st birthday. The event will be emceed by KLSX’s "Breakfast With the Beatles" d.j. Chris Carter. The program will include a live musical performance by Keith Chagall accompanied by member of the Beatles tribute band, "The Fab Four" and remarks by special guest Billy Preston, who played with Harrison and the Beatles. Councilmember Tom LaBonge will also unveil plaque at the base of the George Harrison Tree.

This free ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. at the north end of the Griffith Observatory parking lot at the base of Mount Hollywood. The entrance to Griffith Park is located at Vermont Avenue and Los Feliz Boulevard. Parking will be available along West Observatory Road that leads up to the parking lot. Shuttle buses will be available at the intersection of Western Canyon Road and West Observatory Road.

WHAT: Free Public Celebration of "George Harrison Day" in Los Angeles
WHEN: Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: North end of Griffith Observatory parking lot in Griffith Park
WHO: Councilmember Tom LaBonge
KLSX’s Chris Carter, host of "Breakfast With the Beatles" radio show
Special Guest Billy Preston
British Consul General Peter Hunt
Keith Chagall and members of the "Fab Four" Beatles tribute band

NOTE: Griffith Observatory is under renovation and no parking is available at the site. Media trucks and VIPs will have closest access along West Observatory Road nearest the parking lot.
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Old Feb 17, 2004, 08:07 AM   #2
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How nice! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I'll try to make it. Sounds like parking may be a nightmare!
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Old Feb 17, 2004, 03:06 PM   #3
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It is very a propos that LA is honoring the youngest Fab. I wish my city was doing something to honor him.
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Old Feb 17, 2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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How nice! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I'll try to make it. Sounds like parking may be a nightmare!
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 10:52 AM   #5
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Gosh, I hope it doesn't rain. I would like to meet Billy and shake his hand (and have him autograph LIBN [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] )
Any of the other FabFour groupies gonna be there? (And you know who you are! ..*amanda*...*allie* [img]graemlins/wink3.gif[/img] )
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Wish I could make the scene with everyone.
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 10:08 PM   #7
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I loyally listen to Breakfast with the Beatles, so as soon as I heard about this, I was so excited!!! Griffith Park is literally in my neighborhood, it takes five minutes to get there. I am hoping that my sole Beatle buddy will be able to come with me, but in any case, I think I'm going with my dad, who is experiencing a Beatles revival thanks to me. I'm so glad L.A. is doing this tribute to George, and I'm so glad I live in L.A.! I can't wait for Sunday!
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 10:11 PM   #8
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[img]graemlins/laugh2.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/laugh2.gif[/img] parking problems, sorry [img]graemlins/laugh5.gif[/img]

Ain't there parking lots in LA ? What a mis
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 10:28 PM   #9
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Yeah, the parking will be a problem. The renovation of the Observatory means that at least 150 parking spaces are no longer there. I haven't been up there recently, but I think that the West Observatory Road is the street on which a successful parallel parking job means you didn't slam into the mountain, nor did you fall off the cliff. It's a tight little road, and I bet a lot of people will be fighting for those precious few spaces. Lower down I think there's more parking, near some tennis courts and right around the residential area, so you all might want to try around there if you can't snag a parking space.

Turns out I don't have to worry about parking, my dad just informed me he and I will be walking the whole way to get there. Because walking uphill is that much fun. Oh well, I'll do it for George!
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Old Feb 20, 2004, 02:48 AM   #10
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See you there.....rain or shine (looks more like rain).

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Rain rain rain, I don't mind.
The weather's fine. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
So, I'll just wear a hat and bring an umbrella. I wonder if the rain will put a damper on things. (Pardon the pun.) I could just see the special guests not showing because of it. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

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Old Feb 20, 2004, 10:24 PM   #12
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I'd be furious if the special guests didn't show up just because of rain. And not to jinx the weather on Sunday, but L.A. rain hardly ever gets to the torrential thunderstorms of other places. It drizzles every once in a while (like today), it rains sometimes, and occasionally it even pours. Every few months there might be a huge storm. So I'm hoping that Sunday's supposed rain showers are just light sprinkles, because I don't want George Harrison Day to get messed up.
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I hope you all have a great time and don't let some rain keep you away [img]graemlins/tongue1.gif[/img]

Reports, reviews, pictures... required on Sunday Night [img]graemlins/smile1.gif[/img] (the one tomorrow of course)

"Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but girl don't they warn ya
It pours, man it pours (Albert Hammond) [img]graemlins/smile1.gif[/img]

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Old Feb 23, 2004, 10:04 AM   #14
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[img]graemlins/shakehead1.gif[/img] My, my. Was I the only Linker that went to this? I'm sorry to report that it was a bit of a disappointment, but not entirely horrible. Billy didn't show up because he was sick and there was an obnoxious lout there that I wanted to clobber [img]graemlins/images/icons/mad.gif[/img] . On the flip side, it didn't rain (but the sky threatened) and Olivia's sister was there and read a statement from the Harrisons, thanking us for coming, etc. Jackie Lomax was there, I guess in lieu of Billy [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] , and performed a nice, heartfelt song he wrote for George. A George Harrison tree has been planted along with a nice, brass plaque in memoriam on top of Griffith Park. It was a nice day trip for myself but I felt I could have been doing something more constructive. But, it was all for George and that's worth a lot more than me doing my laundry. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 01:30 PM   #15
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BeatleMom, didn't you think it was too short? Unless it started before 3pm. I arrived about 10 minutes after three and it seemed that the festivites were only going on for maybe one hour. And, where the heck were The FabFour? Did I miss them?
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 05:00 PM   #16
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It was short. I arrived at the site (after trekking up the hillside finding a parking spot) around 2:45. Ardy and Keith were already performing "unplugged". I thought it was going to be all of the Fab Four, and I was a bit disappointed. I didn't ask Ardy why only he was there, with The Fab Four's stand-in John Lennon. I was enjoying their performance regardless. But the official ceremony started at 3pm. Chris Carter started it off, councilman and council general to follow, and then a message from Olivia and Dhani by her sister Linda. A few more messages and then the media stepped in for photo ops. It was over by 3:30-3:40pm....and no rain!!!

I wish I could make it out to the star on Wednesday, but I just wouldn't make it out to Hollywood in time for the events.

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Old Feb 23, 2004, 05:19 PM   #17
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Yes...the festivities was short, but I STILL had a great time...anything to do w/ the beatles-especially George, I will go to! I got there about 1:30pm. Ardy (btw-the memo said "members of the FabFour" would be there). It would have been nice if Michael (who does George) would have made an apperance tho...I too was disappointed that Billy didn't show up, but he was "feeling a bit under the weather" (no pun intended)so I understand. And yes, thank god it didn't rain (not till I was on the freeway going home). I enjoyed the music,speeches, and finally the UNVEILING of the plaque. Were you guys able to get a picture of it?

I took a couple of photos AFTER all the press/photographers got their shots in...I believe Olivia's sister name is Laura and she's a very nice lady. She said that Olivia and Dhani were on their way to New Dheli (sp?) for George's b-day. I will be there Wed evening for George's b-day celebration. Capitol Records make the coolest cakes [img]graemlins/chef.gif[/img]

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I took a couple of photos AFTER all the press/photographers got their shots in...Donna~
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">Oooh, Donna, could you send me the photos of the event? I was not able to go. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] My boy had a cold and I was just afraid to have him out in the bad weather. I'm so sorry I missed you guys, even though it was short. I would so much love to see any pictures anyone has.

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Old Feb 23, 2004, 05:41 PM   #19
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Hey HC..sure I will definitely send ya copies of the event, I just gotta get them developed first, so I will drop the film off this week for sure. Oh, I'm sorry that you could't make it too, but I understand about your son being sick, belive me, alittle awhile after the event, it started to rain. Oh...the plaque looks really nice and right beneath it, it has his OFFICIAL logo bronzed on. It's next to the tree that was planted a couple of years ago (seeing he was an avid gardner) and it's gotten really huge too.

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Old Feb 23, 2004, 07:30 PM   #20
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Sounded fun! I wish the Rock Hall could have had that george harrison exhibit this year. That would have been sweet to go to!
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