Flashback: Clapton Performs 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' at Concert for George - Rolling Stone
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Flashback: Clapton Performs ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ at Concert for George

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne join the guitarist

Exactly one year after George Harrison died, a jaw-dropping lineup of musicians gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall to honor his lifetime of work. The Concert for George featured performances by Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston, Dhani Harrison and many others. (The only notable absence was Bob Dylan.) Near the end of the show, Clapton lead the house band on a stunning performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." With McCartney on piano, Ringo (among many others) on drums, Preston on organ and Clapton re-creating his guitar parts from the original, it was the closest thing possible to a Beatles reunion. 


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