It feels as if September 2014 has been a month dedicated to the late and former Beatle, George Harrison.
It all began with Capitol Records revealing plans to re-release Harrison’s first six record and never-before-released material in a box set titled, George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975 which was released last week.
After that, plans were revealed for a one-night tribute concert to take place at the end of the month, last night in Los Angeles to honor Harrison.
Then, not to be outdone, Conan O’Brien dedicated last week to Harrison with all his guest performers including Beck, Norah Jones, and Harrison’s son Dhani, playing tracks from the late Beatle.
Last night, George Fest hit L.A.’s El Rey Theatre with a long list of performers which included previously confirmed acts such as Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Brian Wilson, “Weird” Al Yankovic, The Killers’ Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, members of The Strokes, Weezer and Norah Jones.
Watch some of the videos directly from the concert.
Brian Wilson– “My Sweet Lord”:
“Weird” Al Yankovich– “What is Life”:
Conan O’Brien– “Old Brown Shoe”:
Brandon Flowers– “Got My Mind Set on You”:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club– “Art of Dying”:
A hundred percent of the profits from “George Fest” will be donated to Sweet Relief, a charity that offers financial assistance to struggling musicians.