George Harrison’s sister runs a Beatles tribute band – she instantly connected with the man who plays her brother
George Harrison’s sister Louise dealt with running a Beatles tribute band called Liverpool Legends for about two decades. She even has a special bond with the musician and actor who plays George. With him, Louise can imagine hearing her brother play again.
George Harrison’s sister Louise helped break up the Beatles in the US
In 1963, the Beatles decided to take a vacation. George visited Louise in Benton, Illinois with her brother Peter, becoming the first Beatle to visit the United States.
During his trip, George visited a record store and discovered that they had no Beatles records. He then visited radio station WFRX-AM and gave them his copy of “She Loves You”.
Louise told The Oklahoman Video Archive that she tried to get Beatles music on the radio before George visited in 1963. She may also have been the mastermind behind one of the Beatles’ most famous performances. .
When asked if she traveled with the Beatles, Louise replied, “Well, I haven’t traveled with them much. I traveled with them a bit but what happened was George came to visit me in Illinois, I had moved to Illinois in 1963. He came to visit me in September with our other brother Peter, and during that time I had been trying to get their records played on radio stations all over the Midwest before he came.
“I was working with Brian [Epstein-The Beatles’ manager] and George Martin and Dick James – they wrote back and forth giving them all the information I could glean from Billboard, Cash Box and Variety, they didn’t have Rolling Stone at the time.
“I found out everything I could, gave him all this information, called him every week and wrote him letters all the time and at that time, of course, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show ‘ was a big thing every Sunday night . So I kept at the bottom of the page, I’d say get them on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’
“I got a few little radio stations playing in the Midwest, but, you know, that wasn’t enough,” Louise concluded.
Later, Louise attended the Beatles’ performance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Now Louise leads a Beatles tribute band.
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Louise went on to lead a Beatles tribute band called Liverpool Legends and instantly connected with the man who plays her brother.
George’s sister ensured that her brother’s legacy lives on. In the mid-2000s, Louise began leading a Beatles tribute band called Liverpool Legends.
She handpicked the band members, including Marty Scott, who plays her brother. Shortly after George’s death in 2001, Louise met Scott at a Beatle event.
“I had befriended my new brother who plays George in Liverpool Legends,” she explained to The Oklahoman Video Archive. “I met him [Marty Scott] just a few weeks after my brother died, and it was really amazing because I was invited to a Beatles weekend and I was sitting in the back of the room where people were filming the show and when it came up on stage to do the solos, to do “While my guitar is crying softly”.
“It was the first time since my brother died that tears streamed down my face. I thought, ‘I’ll never see my real brother do that again.’ But we fundamentally embraced each other.
Watching Scott play her brother, Louise said, “It feels so natural. He has so much of George’s personality. That’s why we adopted each other right away because it was almost like we recognized each other.
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Louise first saw Marty Scott play in the Beatles tribute band called Pass Masters
According to Rolling Stone, Louise’s first clients were the two-man Beatles tribute band, Passed Masters. Kevin Mantegna played John Lennon and Scott was George. She met them after seeing them play with their old band, American English.
“When the show was over, I came on stage and said, ‘Well, I have to say, they passed the audition,'” Louise said. jokes guys had in The Beatles – ‘I hope we made it through the audition.’ And when I got to know Marty, it was like an instant connection, like we’ve known each other forever.
Louise’s goal for the band was not just to make money, but to benefit the communities where they play. “John and George were so into the idea of helping humanity,” she said, “and the whole idea of peace and love and kindness.”
Eventually Pass Masters became Liverpool Legends. Their website writes that they have been around the world. They played two sold-out performances at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. The group has performed in India, Israel, Ecuador, Chile, England, Canada and across the United States.
They performed four times at the Rose Bowl and Carnegie Hall in New York. The tribute band also recorded and produced all of the Beatles songs for the album. Fabulous fan memories. He was nominated for a Grammy Award.
So, Louise has definitely done a great job managing Liverpool Legends. However, it’s all part of keeping his brother’s legacy alive.
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