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2002 George Harrison Tribute Concert Streaming Online Thursday to Mark 10th Anniversary of the Event

11/29/2012

On November 29, 2002, a group of George Harrison's famous friends and collaborators came together at London's Royal Albert Hall to play a special tribute show for the late Beatles guitarist one year after his death.  Concert for George was co-organized by Harrison's widow, Olivia, and his close friend Eric Clapton, and featured performances by Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston and others.
 
Now, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the event, the entire film documenting the concert will be streamed for 24 hours on Thursday at Harrison's official YouTube page.  The show featured the guest artists performing a career-spanning selection of George's compositions, including Beatles classics, memorable solo tunes and the Traveling Wilburys hit "Handle with Care."
 
Also on Thursday, a special benefit screening of Concert for George will be held at The Museum of Liverpool in Liverpool, England.  The screening will mark the first event held at the museum's new theater, which will officially open next year.  Proceeds raised will go toward the Material World Charitable Foundation, which Harrison established back in 1973.

Photo courtesy of face-the-music.de

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