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George Harrison to be honored at star-studded tribute

George Harrison to be honored at star-studded tribute

HONORING GEORGE: In this April 6, 1995 photo, the former Beatle guitarist performs at a concert in London. Photo: Associated Press

George Harrison is set to be honored by musicians including Brian Wilson and Norah Jones at a star-studded tribute concert, dubbed George Fest.

The Beatles guitarist’s tunes will be performed by some of music’s most notable rockers during the celebration at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on Sept. 28.

Taking the stage alongside Wilson and Jones will be Heart star Ann Wilson, “Weird Al” Yankovic, the Killers’ Brandon Flowers and Mark Stoermer, the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and members of The Strokes and Weezer, among others.

Harrison’s son, Dhani, is also set to take the stage, as well as some surprise guests.

Profits from the gig will benefit the Sweet Relief organization, which aids career musicians who are in financial need.

George Fest will take place three days after a new six-disc Harrison box set, “The Apple Years 1968-75,” is released.

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