Concert for George
Introduction

Richard Young – Oops Publishing Ltd. 2002

Rock music’s most celebrated musicians gathered at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 29, 2002 to pay tribute to one of their own, the legendary George Harrison, on the one-year anniversary of his death. On that magical night, Harrison’s closest friends gathered to perform a collection of his music for a live audience. Far more than a concert film, CONCERT FOR GEORGE is a soulful cinematic tribute to a musician whose vision transcended the ordinary and whose talents contributed to a revolution in the music industry. Under the musical direction of Harrison’s longtime friend Eric Clapton, the film captures an emotional gathering of musicians including Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Preston, and Ringo Starr. Truly a rare moment in music history, this documentary showcases these legends of music not likely to perform together on the same stage again. CONCERT FOR GEORGE is masterfully directed by famed British director David Leland, whose credits include WISH YOU WERE HERE, HBO’s BAND OF BROTHERS television series, and The Traveling Wilburys video “Handle with Care.”

Singer, songwriter, humanitarian, film producer, avid gardener, George Harrison was a man of many talents and interests. Initially gaining worldwide fame in the 1960s as a member of the Beatles, he went on to an accomplished solo career that spanned three decades. Remembering George, the Multimedia Presentation, provides highlights from Harrison’s life and career and features many tributes to him sent in by fans. In the essay, writer John Uhl takes a look at the continued mania the Beatles generate more than 30 years after their breakup. The catalogue of songs from the concert and links to video excerpts of three numbers are included in the song list.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE premiered on March 3, 2004.

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  • Richard Vedder

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    Thank you for your time,
    Richard Vedder

  • HDTV

    GET A LIFE RICHARD VEDDER OR BUY A BETTER TV!

  • dashford

    I sincerely hope that your lawsuit succeeds in altering the laws of physics.

  • Tom Harding

    Richard, you should be glad that the station is on channel 13. Does your TV even have that new-fangled UHF channel stuff. BUT WAIT. Not they even have color TVs!

    And HDTV, he doesn’t need a better TV, just a converter box.

    And dashford, the laws of physics don’t really dictate the transmission protocol. Right there in the Constitution where it bans income taxes, it also bans any improvements of technology that might inconvenience anyone at all. That was added to protect the icemen from losing their jobs to those “refrigerators” salesmen.

    So Richard, put your tinfoil hat back on and go watch Ronald Reagan in Death Valley Days on your VHS TV.

  • tim

    Hey Bro, but your not my Bro, so I’ll squase w/ all the B/S. Iam just curious just how old you are ? Mentally, or otherwise. You sound lie that Lame b-4 you, ya know not a lick a/b Music, wih the exception of some some slam-dance/ hip hop shit here in Ca, with the except S.C.L.A EVEN THOSE cATS can LAY IT DOWN WITH STYLE & W/HEART!!
    sO, GET OFF YOUR WANNA -BE TRIP, GO HOME, MAYBE, CRY YOURSELP TO SLEEP!!
    TIM// TIAPROMO//L.A.-CA.U.S.A.!!

  • Lisa Montgomery

    It’s idiots like you that don’t make the world go round. And, if you love the Beatles so much, where’s the PEACE & LOVE? You need to learn MANY lessons from the great John Lennon, pick up a book!

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  • Aniket

    George did have a lot of song writing coioteitmpn with his band mates but produced some beautiful and meaningful works. He also had a fabulous, wry sense of humour that was often overshadowed by John’s abrasive and witty comments and Paul’s cuteness .When I get tired of these long, dreary winter days, Here comes the Sun always makes me smile. To this day I, and many others are still major fans. I don’t think much of today’s music can touch theirs. Today’s is all formulatic with a dozen dancers behind so you don’t realize it’s all the same.

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