Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon will be remembered at two upcoming events on Nov. 29 and Dec. 8 at the sites of their individual stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, it was announced Oct. 21 by the Alliance for Survival peace group, the sponsor of both events. Harrison will be honored at the first event, “The George Harrison Public Tribute and Memorial Remembrance,” which takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 29. The Beatle died from cancer in Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 2001.
“The John Lennon 35th Annual Public Tribute and Memorial Remembrance” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8. The date is the anniversary of his murder in New York on Dec. 8, 1980. A featured speaker at this year’s Lennon event will be Suzanne Verge, the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. The group announced Oct. 16 it will recognize Hillary Clinton Nov. 19 for her efforts to reduce gun violence with its inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Visionary Award.
Both Beatle tribute events will take place in front of the Capitol Records tower at 1750 Vine Street in Los Angeles where the four Beatles’ individual solo stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are located. The star for the Beatles as a group is separate from the solo plaques. It is on the north side of the 7100 block of Marshfield Way.
Music by Harrison will be featured Nov. 29 and Lennon on Dec. 8, with music of the Beatles included at both events. Fans can bring candles and flowers to place around the stars. Open mics will also be set up for fans to perform music, read poetry or share their thoughts.