Louise Harrison, George Harrison’s sister, said Friday in a phone interview she plans to make a DVD to honor the 50th anniversary of George Harrison’s visit to the U.S. the year before Beatlemania hit.
“We’re thinking about making a DVD telling the story about 1963, when I first came to the United States and started trying to move heaven and earth trying to get (the Beatles) records played in this country,” she said. “We’ll put some pictures and talking about my mum sending me ‘From Me To You’ and then George bringing ‘She Loves You.’ And I can have my band (Liverpool Legends) sing on it.
“We’re hoping to have it ready for the 50th anniversary of George’s visit in ’63, which is coming up in September. We’ll be talking about 1963, what I was up to and what he was up to.”
She said it’ll also be the 50th anniversary of the first Beatle (George) to perform in the United States.
George Harrison visited the United States in 1963, the year before the Beatles themselves came to the U.S. The visit was documented in a film, “A Beatle in Benton, Illinois” and a book by Jim Kirkpatrick, “Before He Was Fab.”
She said she and the Liverpool Legends will also be performing at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater in Branson, Mo., from June 4 to Aug. 2.
“Tell everybody to come and get a hug.”
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