Wednesday, April 15, 2009

And I say it's allright

Faded & largely forgotten pop star George Harrison got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame Tuesday:
Hundreds of George Harrison's biggest fans and best friends, including Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, turned out Tuesday to see a posthumous star for the quiet Beatle unveiled during a raucous celebration on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fellow former Beatle McCartney stood next to Harrison's widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, as the star was unveiled in front of the landmark Capitol Records building.

"Thank you very much!" he yelled to hundreds of screaming fans wearing Beatles T-shirts and holding signs, albums and flowers to honor Harrison.

While many who saw the ceremony were unaware of Harrison's musical contributions to pop and rock, some elderly passers-by recalled . . .

Seriously, WTF? While the band that sold more albums than God, who revolutionized the recording and music-buying world has their own star, Harrison become only the 2nd Beatle to be honored?

Might have been nice while he was STILL ALIVE!


Update: The blockquoted "article" above is a spoof of music journalism today, focused on Justin, L'il Wayne, and Britney, and tending to ignore some historical realities.

Just as we can't understand today's Republican party without knowing Goldwater and McCarthy, we can't understand today's music and recording without knowing The Beatles.