The late Beatles legend is honoured in his home city...

Thousands of fans and onlookers gathered last night in LIVERPOOL to pay tribute to pay their respects to George Harrison (December 3).

Although fans struggled to hold a planned candlelit vigil because of bad weather conditions, a minute’s silence was perfectly observed at 6.30pm outside the city’s St George’s Hall.

At the memorial town Lord Mayor Gerry Scott told the crowd: “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 Harrison was a truly gifted musician. But he was much more than that. His ideals and his love of peace inspired countless thousands. His loss will be deeply felt but his vision will live on.”

Following the silence, council officials led the crowd in a singalong of George Harrison‘s biggest solo hit, ‘My Sweet Lord’, according to

In other developments, a memorial to the late [a][/a] star, who died last week from cancer, is planned near his holiday retreat on the Great Barrier Reef. It is currently unclear what form it will take.