In honor of George Harrison’s birth date (February 25), the memorable tribute concert in his honor, <em>Concert For George</em>, will be streamed for free on GeorgeHarrison.com for 24 hours beginning at 8 a.m. London time (GMT).
Originally released in high-definition, <em>Concert For George</em> will be released for the first time ever on Blu-ray and via digital download on March 22. The 2-disc Blu-ray set will include 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 will also include a previously unreleased interview segment featuring Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner and Ray Cooper entitled "Drummers."
<em>Concert For George</em> has been certified 8 times platinum by the RIAA since its initial release as a 2-DVD set in 2003 and earned a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.
On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more.
For more, visit GeorgeHarrison.com.