Dhani Harrison carries a weighty family name, but he’s carved his own path until now: the son of George Harrison dipped into his father’s catalog for a good cause, covering “For You Blue” from the Beatles‘ Let It Be to raise money for the George Harrison Material World Charitable Foundation and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in an effort to cure spinal cord injury.
“This is the first time I have ever covered one of my father’s songs,” Harrison tells Rolling Stone. “I had some lovely friends – Jim Keltner, Blake Mills, Aaron Embry – come down and help out. Overall it was a great experience for an even better cause.”
Dhani Harrison’s version of “For You Blue,” which appears in Gap ads this fall, is available on iTunes; all proceeds will be donated.