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On November 29th, 2002, an all-star list of musicians gathered together to pay tribute to their friend George Harrison who had passed away exactly 1 year before.
The memorial performance, organized by Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani, took place at London’s Royal Albert Hall and proceeds were donated to the Material World Charitable Foundation, which was founded by George.
Eric Clapton (the musical director of the event), Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Albert Lee, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr, Ravi Shankar, and many other legendary guests took turns performing their hearts out in honor of their late friend.
The beautiful concert was eventually released on film as a documentary in 2003. Simply titled Concert for George, the film gave the entire world a chance to be a part of George’s life celebration.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the significant concert, select theaters throughout the country will be screening the film today for a one-time-only event.