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Crowds in tribute to Beatle George.

MORE than 1,000 people attended a vigil to late Beatle George Harrison in his birth city of Liverpool last night.

High winds extinguished plans for a dramatic candle-lit memorial, but Liverpudlians held up pictures of Harrison during a one-minute silence at 6.30pm.

At the end of the silence, the crowds clapped along to Harrison's hit My Sweet Lord before breaking into spontaneous cheering and applause for one of the city's favourite sons.

Lord Mayor Gerry Scott described the musician as "a true son of Liverpool".

He said: "Tonight we are gathered here in memory of George Harrison, a true son of Liverpool, whose music reached out to the whole world and shaped a generation.

"George was a truly gifted musician. But he was much more than that. His ideals and his love of peace inspired countless thousands."

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SHINING LIGHT: Candles lit in memory of Beatle George Harrison in Liverpool last night before a one-minute silence in his memory. High winds later extinguished plans for a candle-lit vigil
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