It has been reported that Hare Krishna devotees will fashion a memorial garden to late George Harrison, former bandmember of the phenomenal Beatles.
George, who died from lung cancer last year, was a staunch Hindu devotee. Starting in the late 1960’s, influenced by Indian culture, he began incorporating the sounds of the sitar into the Beatles’ music and even encouraged the rest of the band to visit the Yogi Maharishi in India. And in keeping with his faith, he was later cremated in a cardboard coffin.
His chief solo hit ‘My Sweet Lord’, sort of a chant to Lord Krishna, Hinduism’s most revered god, re-entered the UK charts last year and emerged No. 1 for weeks.Head of the Calcutta chapter of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (Iskon), Dayaram Das said the garden would be laid in Mayapur, north of Calcutta, India.
“We are going to set up the George Harrison Garden at Mayapur to commemorate his contribution in spreading the messages of Lord Krishna through his music” said Mr Das.
Also, this is just in. Peter Jackson, the director of the whole J.R.R Tolkien ‘Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy, has just told the press that the Beatles actually wanted to do their version of the fantasy trilogy back in the 60s. “J.R.R. Tolkien still had the film rights at that stage and he didn’t like the idea of the Beatles doing it. So he killed it,” said Peter. Should that have taken place, you would’ve seen George Harrison playing Gandalf, Paul McCartney as Frodo, Ringo Starr as Sam and John Lennon playing Gollum.