The surviving Beatles (and or their wives) attended the London premiere of Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about George Harrison.
Along with the famed American director, ex Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, Harrison’s widow Olivia, and the Beatles' former producer Sir George Martin, attended the screening “George Harrison: Living In The Material World.”
Other notables attending the premier included Noel Gallagher, Sir Ben Kingsley, Billy Connolly, Terry Gilliam, Ronnie Wood and Harrison's former wife, Pattie Boyd.
At the event, McCartney called Harrison a great man and an all-round good boy.
Every time I see something to do with George it brings back more memories than you would believe. He was my little mate on the school bus. A lot of fond memories. He's sorely missed by us all, McCartney told media.
Harrison died in November 2011 of lung cancer at the age of 58
Scorsese told BBC: For years, [Harrison’s] music seemed to be dealing with themes that I connected with. I found comfort in them and a hope and a special experience listening to his music. I was fascinated by him.
Scorsese also said Harrison’s infatuation with Indian culture dramatically changed Western culture.
George was the one to open our minds to this, that this could be of value to you in your life, to you and everyone you love. His music really expresses that, he said.
The three-and-a-half-hour documentary, which reportedly took five years to make, will undergo a limited cinematic release, before being broadcast on the BBC in Britain and on HBO in the US.
Reportedly, Olivia provided Scorsese with unprecedented access to Harrison’s personal trove of letters, diaries, and other memorabilia.