Legal bid to posthumously honour ex-Beatle George Harrison

December 16th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A Bangladeshi lawyer has launched a legal bid to have late Beatle George Harrison posthumously honoured for a historic gig he performed more than 35 years ago.

Harrison, who passed away in 2001, performed at the Concert For Bangladesh in the war-torn country in 1971, along with fellow musicians including Beatle bandmate Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.

Lawyer Masood Sobhan said that its a shame that the Beatle’’s work has never been recognised by world leaders.

And he has now launched a legal bid to make sure Harrison is offered a formal posthumous thanks for his part in the fundraising event.

“It is shameful. It is a real tragedy that we have to go to court to seek recognition for their great contribution to this country, Contactmusic quoted Sobhan, as saying.

“It is a national debt. We should recognise them out of decency, out of moral obligation and out of gratitude,” Sobhan added. (ANI)

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