Here’s a chance to watch Brian Wilson and friends sing George Harrison. ‘George Fest,’ the tribute event for the late ex-Beatle, took place on Sunday (September 28) at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, and below you can see Brian leading an all-star cast on a version of George’s classic 1971 chart-topper ‘My Sweet Lord.’
To Brian’s left, our right, you can see his Beach Boys colleague Al Jardine, and he’s flanked on the other side by Ann Wilson of Heart. Also taking part are Darin Sahanaja from Brian’s band, Perry Farrell, Norah Jones, Karen Elson, Elvis Perkins, Ryan Miller of Guster, Jimmy Vivino, Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips, Britt Daniel of Spoon and the Cabin Down Below band.
The Best Fest’s presentation of ‘George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison’ raised funds for the for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which helps professional musicians who are in need of financial assistance or medical care. Best Fest has previously overseen similar tributes to major artists including Dylan Fest, Petty Fest and Stones Fest.
The six-CD Harrison box set ‘The Apple Years: 1968-75’ was released this week. The competition offering fans a chance to make a new music video for one of his best-loved songs, ‘What Is Life,’ remains open until October 21. Entries will be judged by Universal Music and genero.tv, with more details at the latter’s website. A shortlist of five will produce a winner who will receive $5000 and a copy of the box set.