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All-star tribute to Harrison

Los Angeles, Oct. 4 (Reuters): Rock veteran Eric Clapton has organised an all-star tribute concert for his late friend and fellow guitarist, George Harrison, with the former Beatle's two surviving bandmates slated to perform.

The benefit concert, planned with the help of Harrison's wife, Olivia, is scheduled to be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 29, the first anniversary of Harrison’s death, organisers said in a statement issued yesterday in Los Angeles.

Joining Clapton on the bill will be former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and two other recording stars who performed with Harrison in the 1980s supergroup The Traveling Wilburys — Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.

Others on the lineup include Pandit Ravi Shankar, drummer Jim Keltner, storied rock session musician Leon Russell and British keyboardist Jools Holland, whose latest album included one of the last songs recorded by Harrison before he died, Horse to Water. Various members of the comedy troupe Monty Python's Flying Circus also will appear.

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Material World Charitable Foundation, established by Harrison in 1973 to support arts, music, education and people with special needs.

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