A MUSICAL icon who was part of arguably the biggest band of all time will be honoured and remembered with a special show taking place in Colchester.

The George Harrison Project is a live celebration of songs written and performed by George Harrison who is famed for being the guitarist in The Beatles.

Alongside John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, George helped the band become the best-selling music act of all time with 600 million units shifted worldwide.

After the Liverpudlian four-piece called time on Beatlemania, the legendary songwriter became part of the Travelling Wilburys, a supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.

George, who died in 2001, also enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing a total of 12 studio albums, including All Things Must Pass, Cloud Nine, and his final record, Brainwashed.

During the special show at the Headgate Theatre, in Chapel Street North, some of his most famous tracks will be performed, including My Sweet Lord, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Here Comes The Sun.

Tickets for the January 22 performance, which starts at 7.30pm, cost £12 and can be purchased by visiting headgatetheatre.co.uk.