Theatrical version with additional material
The Concert for George was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002 as a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death.
The event was organized by Harrison's widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, and arranged under the musical direction of Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne. The profits from the event went to the Material World Charitable Foundation, an organization set up by Harrison.
This historic live concert unites the three lead vocalist of The Doobie Brothers for special greatest hits performance including brand new music, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage not available on broadcast television.
The extraordinary gathering of artists delivered on its promise of great live music… The performances captured on the DVD and CD are entertainment at the highest level. Most importantly, the event marked the largest project ever undertaken to make sure that children in every community have access to quality afterschool programs. Performers Kenny Chesney, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Chris Botti, Jon Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, John Legend, Sara Evans and more. Musical Director - David Foster.
The Concert for Bangladesh was the first benefit concert of its kind, in that it brought together an extraordinary assemblage of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause, setting the precedent that music could be used to serve a higher cause. Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Leon Russell all took part. The concert sold out Madison Square Garden and along with the Grammy award-winning triple-album boxset, and the feature film, has generated millions of dollars for UNICEF and raised awareness for the organization around the world…