George Harrison’s Widow Olivia Stops Tribute Statue of the Beatle
A campaign to erect a statue in the town where George Harrison died, Hanley-on-Thames, has been stopped due to lack of support from widow Olivia Harrison (via Guardian). 2,000 people, which is about 20% of the population in the town, had signed the petition started by resident James Lambert. Oddly, they all said “James Lambert.”
Speaking to BBC News, Lambert said “[George] really is an icon in Henley. It seems strange that nothing has been created to acknowledge his presence and the work that he did for the town.” Olivia has said that a statue might bring “different types of fans turning up, the unwanted fans.” Unwanted fans – like One Direction fans?
Love Me Do is Now Public Domain in Europe
More Beatles news – is this the fucking 60s?! The classic Beatles tune (aren’t they all classics?!) Love Me Do is now public domain in Europe (via Associated Press / Oregon Live). This is because the song is 50 years old, which seems like a somewhat short about of time in this day and age
of time machines. Apparently others feel the same way, as the European Union is voting to extend the copyright from 50 to 70 years. Since Paul McCartney is a robot, he will likely want the vote to push the copyright even longer, so he can be the first robot trillionaire.