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Unfinished Sympathy: George Harrison’s Final, Unfinished Product May See Fruition After All.

NEW YORK, NY (January 10, 2002) MSNBC NEWS, by Jeannette Walls

At the time of his death, the former Beatle was working on a follow-up concert to the landmark Concert for Bangladesh he gave 30 years ago. “He was working on a fundraiser that would have benefited charities connected to the U.N.,” says David Clark of Education Powers Our Planet, a group that was working with Harrison. “He was very concerned that the money go to worthy causes and wanted to make sure that was all solidly in place,” says Clark. “We had reached out to the people who had played at the original concert 30 years ago, people such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, and Ringo Starr, and had commitments from most of them, and we had also booked several days at Madison Square Garden, where the original concert was held, but we had to cancel when it became clear that (George Harrison) was too sick to play.”

Clark says he’s receptive to proceeding with the concert and holding it in memory of Harrison, “but we would want to wait for a respectable amount of time and we wouldn’t proceed without the blessings of Olivia, his widow. It’s really up to her and George Harrison’s camp.”