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Former Beatles to play at Harrison tribute

Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will headline a tribute concert in memory of their late colleague George Harrison, officials announced yesterday.

The event will be held at London's Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 29, the first anniversary of his death, and will feature British pianist Jools Holland, American rocker Tom Petty and Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who greatly influenced Harrison.

The former Beatle died last year after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.

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The concert, which Eric Clapton is helping to organize, will feature a mix of Harrison's own music and his favourite songs. Proceeds will go to the Material World Charitable Foundation, which Harrison funded. AP

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