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Watch the Trailer for Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary

August 23, 2011  |  3:32pm
Watch the Trailer for Martin Scorsese's George Harrison Documentary

As a songwriter, George Harrison was by far the most-underrated Beatle. And the proof is in the music. By writing classics like “Something,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Here Comes the Sun,” Harrison earned respect from fans and critics alike. But the sitar-playing former Beatle was also known for his quiet, private life outside of the group. Director Martin Scorsese will shed some light on Harrison’s life in the HBO two-night special George Harrison: Living in the Material World, which now has a trailer.

The Huffington Post points out that the three-and-a-half hour documentary will explore Harrison’s life through interviews from some of the people that knew him best: Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Beatles producer George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector. Clapton, McCartney and Tom Petty all make appearances in the trailer.

Scorsese is no stranger to working with musicians. He directed The Last Waltz, which showed The Band’s final concert; Shine a Light, which followed the Rolling Stones, and Michael Jackson’s music video for “Bad.”

You can see the trailer below. The two-part documentary will air on Oct. 5 and 6.

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