DVD chronicles George Harrison's 1963 visit
BENTON, Ill. A D-V-D about George Harrison's visit to a small community in southern Illinois in 1963 is winning acclaim from Beatles fans.
The documentary tells the story of Harrison's visit to Benton a year before all four of the Beatles arrived in the United States and took the country by storm. When he came to Illinois, the band was still largely unknown on this side of the Atlantic.
The D-V-D -- titled "George Harrison: A Beatle in Benton, Illinois" -- includes interviews with Benton residents who remember the visit. It also includes an interview with Harrison's older sister, Louise Harrison, who was living in Benton at the time.
The documentary has won several awards since it was re-mastered from the original video version and re-released in 2005.
The film is produced by Bob and Janice Bartel of Springfield.