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.
The event was filmed and a motion picture version, directed by David Leland and photographed by Chris Menges was released on DVD on 17 November 2003. A compact disc version was also released on the same date; The Monty Python and Sam Brown tracks were not included on the CD.
Guests included; Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Richard Donner, Lauren Schuler Donner, George Martin, Sam Moore, Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, Annie Lennox, Helena Bonham-Carter, Tim Burton, Bill Wyamn, and Heather Mills McCartney.
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