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Posted at 1:11 PM ET, 02/25/2011

♪♫ George Harrison's birthday celebrated with streaming concert

By Melissa Bell
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Ten years ago, George Harrison died at the age of 58. This Friday marks what would have been his 68th birthday. In honor of the 'quiet' Beatle or the 'beautiful' Beatle, his Web site will be hosting a live-streaming of the "Concert for George" for the next fourteen hours.

The concert was recorded one year to the day after Harrison's death and brought together some of Harrison's biggest fans and friends, including Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton and members of Monty Python. It's a collection of the Indian music inspired by Harrison, Harrison's songs and some of Harrison's favorite Monty Python skits. It's a great way to spend a few hours, or just have on in the background for the day.

Harrison was my mother's favorite Beatle, and she passed her admiration on to me. I loved him for his graceful exit from beneath the long shadows of Paul McCartney and John Lennon, for his dedication to global music, and for the introspective soul beneath a pretty face.

Watch the concert here.

Or watch some of my favorite Harrison moments:

(Another post for my mother, who would have run away with George if he had only asked!)

By Melissa Bell  | February 25, 2011; 1:11 PM ET
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