George Harrison Song to Benefit Charity
Amidst all of the charitable acts taking place in New York and across the country after the September 11 terrorist attacks, it seems that even those who are no longer with us have a little something to give. "My Sweet Lord," written and sung by George Harrison, who died on November 29 at the age of 58 from lung cancer, is set for re-release in early 2002, reports Reuters. "We are releasing the single on January 14, with all proceeds going to charity," said a spokesman for the record company EMI. "But we have no name for the charity yet." The song was the first number one single by a solo member of The Beatles when it was first released 31 years ago. It held the #1 spot in the British charts for 5 weeks in January and February of 1971. The single was originally scheduled for a Christmastime release, but EMI decided to hold off until January. "It takes time to get a record out," said an EMI spokesman. "Rushing it out in time for Christmas could have been seen as bad taste."
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