Friday, November 11, 2011

Music Whenever: Tribute "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

From Wikipedia :

In 2004, George Harrison was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was played in tribute by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Steve Ferrone, Marc Mann, and Dhani Harrison, along with fellow inductee Prince.

Actually this serves two purposes; it allows me to cleverly connect this following music video into the current mess in the Laser class.

In the mid 90's, Prince decided to change his name into a symbol that couldn't be printed. Everyone had to refer to him awkwardly as "the artist formerly known as Prince".

As Tillerman notes, in 2011, Bruce Kirby decided to rename his Laser design to "The Kirby Sailboat". Now everyone should refer to Tillerman's favorite sailboat (again awkwardly) as "the Kirby Sailboat formerly known as the Laser".

Anyway, great music video, particularly when "the artist formerly known as Prince" does his solo at the end.


Update: Baydog has kindly posted another version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (as well as some Bob Dylan) over here . Also, in the comments, Tillerman suggests going to YouTube and watching a live version with George and Eric Clapton done during a 1992 Japanese concert.


tillerman said...

I hadn't heard this version before - and Prince certainly does do an awesome solo at the end.

Some other great version you can find on YouTube are a live concert that George and Eric Clapton did in Japan in 1992, and of course the Concert for George, with Clapton doing the solo at the end again.

All of these an enormous contrast to the original demo version with George on solo acoustic guitar that you can also find on YouTube.

Baydog said...

What immediately comes to mind is the 'Concert for Bangladesh' version with Eric Clapton.

Bob Dylan had a few great performances that day also. I remember it well as a ten year old.

I still have the boxed record set in my hall closet.

Patrick Hay said...

Outstanding! Many thanks for that.