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A year after George Harrison passed away in 2001 his widow Olivia and old friend Eric Clapton organized a gathering of Harrison's friends together at London's Royal Albert Hall for a one off concert to celebrate his life and music. On November 29, 2002, the Concert For George celebrated the music of Harrison and the long lasting friendships he made around the music business.
While Eric Clapton oversaw the evening's proceedings as Musical Director, Harrison’s longtime friend and collaborator, Jeff Lynne, produced the audio elements of the concert. Lynne produced Harrison's 1987 album Cloud 9 and was a member with Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan in the Traveling Wilburys. The film, directed by David Leland (whose credits include the feature Wish You Were Here, HBO’s Band Of Brothers and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care”), captures beautiful performances of Harrison's music along with some of the music he loved by some of the people who knew him best.
Yesterday, Rhino Entertainment released the Concert For George on Blu-Ray for the first time and 3 Minute Record gives you a chance to win a FREE copy courtesy of our friends at 1888 Media!
Certified 8 times platinum by the RIAA since its initial release as a 2 DVD set in November 2003, Concert For George earned a 2004 Grammy® Award for Best Long Form Music Video. The 2-disc Blu-ray edition includes the complete concert on the first disc, with a second disc containing the original theatrical version featuring concert highlights, interviews with the performers, rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes footage. The second disc also includes a previously unreleased interview segment entitled “Drummers,” featuring Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner and Ray Cooper.
HERE'S HOW TO WIN -- answer this trivia question:
A famous musician was inspired by the Beatles 1964 movie "A Hard Day's Night" and in turn changed their own sound. In the movie (and the soundtrack), George Harrison played a new 12-string 360-12 Rickenbacker guitar released just the year before. Name the famous musician who bought a similar guitar after seeing the movie and made a significant influential contribution to music. Leave your answer in the comments. A random winner among those with the right answer will be chosen Sunday, 3/27 for the prize!
Reminicent of the Concert for Bangladesh performed at Madison Square Garden 30 years before, the Concert For George begins with Harrison's good friend and mentor Ravi Shankar sharing a dedication and prayer. After some Indian music and a comedy interlude by member of Monty Python (Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin along with Neil Innes, Tom Hanks, and Carol Cleveland) to begin the show, the evening continued as many of Harrison's good friends and colleagues honored their friend by playing his music. The band featured former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jeff Lynne, Billy Preston, and Harrison's son Dhani and many more who played on Harrison's albums over the years.
CONCERT FOR GEORGE
Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
Sit On My Face – Monty Python
The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne
Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
Horse To The Water – Sam Brown
Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
Photograph - Ringo Starr
Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
For You Blue - Paul McCartney
Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown