Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will headline a tribute concert in memory of their late colleague George Harrison, officials announced Thursday. The show at London's Royal Albert Hall is set for Nov. 29, the first anniversary of his death, and will feature Tom Petty, British pianist Jools Halland and Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who greatly influenced Harrison. "The tribute for George will resound, not only within the Albert Hall but hopefully reach the spirit of the man so loved by his friends who will be performing and attending," said Harrison's widow, Olivia. The former Beatle died of cancer Nov. 29, 2001, at 58. The concert, which Eric Clapton is helping organize, will feature a mix of Harrison's own music and his favorite songs. Proceeds will go to the Material World Charitable Foundation, which Harrison funded. The foundation supports the arts, music, education and people with special needs.
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