George Harrison Documentary to Premiere on HBO
A documentary on late Beatle George Harrison will debut on HBO in October, the BBC reports. The documentary, co-produced by Martin Scorsese and Harrison’s widow Olivia, will feature home videos and interviews with surviving Beatles.
“Living in the Material World” will be aired in two parts and become available on DVD on October 10, the BBC said. Interviewees include Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono and Beatles record producers Phil Spector and George Martin.
Scorsese called the making of the documentary “a joy and an experience I’ll never forget.” He spoke of “interviewing so many of George’s closest friends, reviewing all that footage, some of it never seen before, and listening to all of that magnificent music.”
“George was making spiritually awake music, we all heard and felt it, and I think that was the reason that he came to occupy a very special place in our lives,” he said.
Scorsese has experience in the musical documentary field, also producing the Rolling Stones documentary “Shine a Light.”
Olivia Harrison wrote a book to accompany the release of the documentary, which features photographs, letters and diary extracts from Harrison, who died of lung cancer in 2001. He is best remembered for his songs “Something” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”