"...Soon I'll find repose..."
May 25, 2014 6:14 PM Subscribe
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George Harrison passed away on the 29th of November, 2001. Though a simple private ceremony was held shortly after where his ashes were scattered over the Ganges river, a more public memorial occurred at Royal Albert Hall exactly one year after his death
.The Concert for George
was a gathering of Harrison's musician friends who paid tribute to him in song. The first portion consisted of a full Indian orchestra that included Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka, who accompanied Jeff Lynne on a performance of "The Inner Light"
and also performed a sitar solo
to do her own dad proud.
A second brief portion paid tribute to Harrison's work with Monty Python as a number of the members reunited (including Neil Innes and Carol Cleveland) to perform "Sit on My Face" and "The Lumberjack Song"
Finally, Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne (who served as musical directors for the show) led a number of others including Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Tom Petty and many others in a set of Harrison's songs. Among the highlights include "Here Comes the Sun"
, "Isn't It a Pity"
, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
and "My Sweet Lord"
. The touching closing number is a performance by Joe Brown on ukulele of "I'll See You In My Dreams"
It should be noted that a portion of the proceeds from this concert (as well as current CD and DVD sales) go to the Material World Charitable Foundation
, a charity founded by Harrison.
For those that wish to skip the individual clips, you can watch the entire concert here