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Hugh Laurie to release first concert film

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Oct 02, 2013 | 12:33pm EDT

Actor-turned-musician Hugh Laurie's gig onboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California is to be released as a concert movie. The House star and his Copper Bottom Band performed on the ship earlier this year (13) in a bid to recreate a concert staged by Laurie's hero Professor Longhair at a Paul McCartney party in 1975. The gig was filmed and now footage has been edited for the actor's first concert to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Laurie tells WENN, "The Queen Mary has been moored at Long Beach since 1967. She crossed the Atlantic a thousand or so times before retiring to serve out her days as a hotel. But there is a bigger reason for its holiness. "It was on the Queen Mary, at a party hosted by Sir Paul McCartney (then a humble mister), that the great Professor Longhair recorded the album that changed my life - Professor Longhair Live on the Queen Mary didn't need no fancy title. It is what it is, and changes who it changes."

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