Monday, September 29, 2014

George Harrison memorialized in tribute concert

BEN KAYE/Consequence of Sound

September has been a month filled with moments honoring Beatles great George Harrison. First came Capitol Records’ release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975, a box set collecting Harrison’s first six solo albums alongside unreleased live recordings and demos. Then, Conan O’Brien hosted a week-long series of performances which saw artists like Beck, Paul Simon, Harrison’s son Dhani with Big Black Delta, and Norah Jones covering Harrison’s classic material.

Last night at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre, Harrison was again memorialized, this time with an all-star tribute concert featuring The Flaming LipsWayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Spoon’s Britt Daniel,Brian Wilson, “Weird” Al Yankovic, The KillersBrandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, plus members of Weezer and The Strokes were all in attendance.

Below, covers of “My Sweet Lord” by Brian Wilson and Beach Boys bandmate Al Jardine, “Old Brown Shoe” by “Weird Al” Yankovic andConan O’Brien, “Got My Mind Set On You” by The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, and “Art of Dying” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.










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