Beatles alums unite for meditation

The Associated PressApril 5, 2009 

  • Paul McCartney may have a knighthood, but it's George Harrison who is receiving the royal treatment from the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month.

    Harrison will receive a star on the fabled walk on April 14, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Friday.

    His widow, Olivia Harrison, and his son, Dhani, are expected to attend the unveiling.

    Harrison, who died of cancer in 2001, already shares a Walk of Fame star with all four of the Beatles, but only he and John Lennon, who died in 1980, will have their own stars.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are still meditative about their trip to India.

The two remaining Beatles were to share the stage Saturday night when McCartney headlined Radio City Music Hall.

McCartney said at a press conference Friday that the Maharishi had given the band a "great gift." He said it came at a time "when we were looking for something to kind of stabilize us toward the end of the crazy 1960s."

Saturday's concert, called "Change Begins Within," was to benefit director David Lynch's foundation. The organization's initiative is to teach 1 million at-risk youths how to meditate.

Besides Starr, McCartney was to be joined by Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Moby, Paul Horn, Bettye LaVette and some surprise guests.

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