Thursday, November 29, 2007

Concert for George

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
On November 29, 2002, the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, the 'Concert For George' saw the two remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, join many of Harrison's friends for a special memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London that benefited the Material World Charitable Foundation. Anoushka Shankar (sitarist daughter of master sitar player, Ravi Shankar) joined Jeff Lynne in a performance of 'The Inner Light'.

Eric Clapton and Lynne performed 'I Want To Tell You' and 'Here Comes The Sun'; Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (with Jools Holland and Sam Brown) performed 'Taxman' and 'I Need You'; Starr performed 'Photograph'; members of Monty Python (Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam) performed 'The Lumberjack Song', and McCartney and Starr performed 'For You Blue'. For the finale, all of the artists went back on stage to end with 'Something', 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'My Sweet Lord' (with Billy Preston on keyboards), and 'I'll See You In My Dreams' (led on ukulele by Harrison's longtime friend, Joe Brown).

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