The memory of Beatle guitarist George Harrison will be honored Feb. 20 with the theatrical release of “Concert For George.”
The film-which will premiere five days before what would have been Harrison’s 75th birthday–will be shown in more than 50 theaters across North America.
“C0ncert for George” was held on Nov. 29, 2002, one year after Harrison died. His widow, Olivia Harrison, and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a tribute performance in his honor at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
“All I really wanted to do was share our love for George and his music,” Clapton says in the movie trailer.
Particularly poignant is the appearance of the late Tom Petty, who performed alongside Harrison in The Traveling Wilburys.
The lineup included appearances by Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar and Ringo Starr.
Songs include: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring Clapton on guitar, McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers).
Directed by David LeLand (“Band of Brothers”), the film is presented by Abramorama in association with Concord Music.
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