VIDEO: George Harrison doc trailer, directed by Martin Scorsese

George Harrison backstage before a Beatles show in 1965.
George Harrison backstage before a Beatles show in 1965. (Image credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)

The combination of George Harrison and Martin Scorsese is the stuff of rock documentary dreams, and the good news is it's a reality that will be unspooled in October when HBO debuts George Harrison: Living In A Material World, a two-part examination of the ex-Beatle's life.

Working with Olivia Harrison and producer Nigel Sinclair, Scorsese and his production team toiled for years to assemble footage, much of it never before seen - some of which was stashed in George's cupboards.

The documentary also includes new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, George Martin, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and many more.

If any director is equipped to tell the story of one of music's most towering figures, it's Martin Scorsese. His 2005 film, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, is a modern-day classic. And then there's The Last Waltz, to say nothing of his supreme use of rock 'n' roll in countless movies over the decades.

Check out the trailer for George Harrison: Living In A Material World above.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.