Covid Island Discs
Day 421: While My Guitar Gently weeps, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Prince et al.
Wow another amazing Youtube find to open week 61 of Covid Island Discs. This is the Beatles classic While My Guitar Gently Weeps a song which nearly didn’t make it onto the White album because sadly poor George was not seen as a musical equal to John and Paul. Anyway, apparently with the intervention of Eric Clapton, this song made it onto the White album.
This performance of the classic song was done in 2004 in memory of George Harrison by a group of artists who really are all rock and roll legends in their own right. I’m sure the late great George would have been proud. Enjoy!!