The Mail On Sunday reported that documents they obtained from the Cabinet Office via the Freedom Of Information Act showed that
George Harrison, who passed away in 2001, turned down the chance to be included in the New Year’s Honours List in 2000. The OBE was recommended by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport who said that Harrison should be recognised for his contribution to the music industry. The citation read: “He was a member of a band that many people would say is the best thing that Britain has ever produced, and possibly the best in the world,
The Beatles”.

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