Nov 29: Concert for George 2002

On November 29, 2002, a year after his death, a tribute concert for George Harrison was held at Royal Albert Hall. Friends and family gathered to play his songs, and it was an impressive, if predictable, roster:

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Tom Petty, and Eric Clapton, who also served as musical director, took center stage, but George’s son Dhani Harrison was also there, as was Ravi Shankar’s daughter Anoushka, early British rock & roller Joe Brown, and Gary Brooker. Unlike many all-star lineups, everybody had a close personal connection to George.

1st Part of Show Presented by Ravi Shankar
Opening Sloka
Ganesh Vandana
Anoushka Shankar Solo with Tabla
The Inner Light (Jeff Lynne)


Lumberjack Song (Michael Palin and the rest of Monty Python)
I Want To Tell You (Jeff Lynne)
If I Needed Someone (Jeff Lynne and 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 Water (Sam Brown backed by Jools Holland)
Taxman (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
I Need You (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Handle With Care (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne joined by Dhani Harrison with the Heartbreakers)
Isn’t It a Pity (Eric Clapton and Billy Preston)
Photograph (Ringo Starr)
Honey Don’t (Ringo Starr)
For You Blue (Paul McCartney)
Something (Paul McCartney then Eric Clapton backed by Jeff Lynne)
All Things Must Pass (Paul McCartney)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Eric Clapton)
My Sweet Lord (Billy Preston)
Wah Wah (Jeff Lynne and Eric Clapton backed by Dhani Harrison)
I’ll See You in My Dreams (Joe Brown)

– Hallgeir