George Harrison honoured by Mike Love

George Harrison has been honoured by The Beach Boys' Mike Love on his 71st birthday today (25.02.14) with an unreleased track

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George Harrison has been honoured by The Beach Boys' Mike Love on his 71st birthday today (25.02.14).

The Beatles' musician has been remembered by his friend with a previously unreleased track, 'Pisces Brothers', which was inspired by a trip Mike and The Beatles embarked on to India in 1968, after they received an invitation from the Maharishi.

In a statement, Mike said: "This being the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America, I wanted to commemorate this incredibly significant trip we all took together to India, at the Maharishi's invitation.

Mike described the trip as "enormously influential" for George, who died of cancer in 2001, and his band mates - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon.

They were also joined by songwriter Donovan and American actress, Mia Farrow.

Mike, 72, said: "The song is really sentimental for me, and meant to honour George Harrison's remarkable contribution to music. And how, in this one moment in time, we got together, as the song says, not fortune or for fame, but for enlightenment."

The title of the song makes reference to the astrological sign the pair share, while Mike continues to practice the meditation techniques he was taught during his trip to India.

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