HERE COMES THE SUN
George Harrison gained fame as a Beatle but was also admired for his commitment to spirituality, which he believed could improve lives and protect the planet. His songs reflect that conviction and are as relevant today as they were in the 1970s during the height of his post-Beatles career. Through music, visuals and commentary about his journey of self-discovery, this tribute concert honors George, his music, and his spiritual legacy.
THIS MULTIMEDIA EVENT FEATURES
FILM AND PHOTO PROJECTIONS
Film and images of the Beatles in concert, video interviews with George Harrison, and images tracing his journey from childhood to India and into later life.
MUSIC WITH GODFREY TOWNSEND & JOHN MONTAGNA
GODFREY TOWNSEND has played with some of the greatest names in rock-and-roll including John Entwistle, bassist of The Who; Jack Bruce, bassist and vocalist of Cream; Dave Mason, guitar/vocalist of Traffic; and Alan Parsons.
JOHN MONTAGNA is one of New York's finest bass guitarists. A graduate of Berkley College of Music, he has worked with Francis Dunnery, Amel Larrieux, A Girl Called Eddy, and and Alan Parsons among others.
NARRATION by JOSHUA M. GREENE
Author of the bestseller Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, Mr. Greene is an instructor at Hofstra University and an Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker. He served as Senior Vice President of Global Affairs at Ruder Finn, an international communications firm, and now lectures at universities nationwide.
PROGRAM CONTENT: 20 top-hit songs
Beatlemania - George Harrison climbs to the height of stardom but grows restless and dreams of something more than material success. Songs include "Roll Over Beethoven," "Tax Man," "I Want to Tell You."
The Journey Begins - George discovers higher consciousness in the ragas of Ravi Shankar and in travels throughout India. Songs include "Within You, Without You."
In the Land of the Gods - George attempts to interest the other Beatles in spirituality. They travel to Rishikesh but do not join him on his journey. Songs include "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Something."
On His Own - The Beatles dissolve and George launches his solo career energized by his spiritual devotion. Songs include: "Here Comes the Sun," "My Sweet Lord."
Living In The Material World - George climbs higher and higher with hit songs and the Concert for Bangladesh. Songs include "Give Me Love," "Bangla Desh."
Dark Horse - George meets the most difficult challenge of his career, leading to depression and giving up live performance. John Lennon's murder in 1980 sends George deeper into retreat. Songs include "Dark Horse."
Moving Past Darkness - George visits India, produced Chants of India with Ravi, and achieves tranquility as he approaches the end of life. Songs include selections from the Traveling Wilburys and "Marwah Blues."
Hosted By The Bhakti Center (View)
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