Beatles fans invited to mark George Harrison's 75th birthday in the most unusual of places

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

George Harrison’s 75th birthday is being marked in the most surprising of places.

An event celebrtaing the life of the former Beatle who passed away in 2001 is being held at Portmeirion in North Wales.

The Italian Renaissance-style village was the distinctive setting for the ‘60s television series The Prisoner and was also a favourite spot for The Beatles with George holding his 50th birthday party there in 1993.

This event is open to the public and includes a tour of Portmeirion giving details of George’s links to the site.

There will also be a Q&A session with Freda Kelly , the band’s former PA and president of the official fan club.

Her role, which she undertook from 1962 to 1972 and saw her responding to fans’ letters, often staying up until 4am to do so.
She also oversaw publication of a monthly fan club magazine.he evening will finish with a performance from the singer Paul Jones who was cast as George in the The Cavern Club Beatles, and other special guests. Tickets to the event, which include dinner, are £30, available to buy at this link .

Source: Liverpool Echo

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