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Watch Dhani Harrison Perform Two of His Father’s Songs on ‘Conan’

George Harrison’s son rolls out “Let It Down” and “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp” with rockers Big Black Delta

George Harrison Week continued on Conan on Wednesday night as the Beatle’s son Dhani Harrison and his talented friends performed a pair of tracks from his father’s 1970 classic All Things Must Pass. On Conan O’Brien’s show, Harrison paid tribute to his father with a lively, brassy rendition of “Let It Down,” (above) and as a web exclusive, Los Angeles rockers Big Black Delta joined Harrison for a faithful take on “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)” available below.

In addition to the Conan performances, Harrison also sat down with the late night host to talk about preserving his father’s musical legacy (“It’s a labor of love”) and the George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975 box set, which collects the guitarist’s first six solo LPs plus unreleased demos and live recordings. Harrison also shared an amusing anecdote about when he was detained as a 12-year-old for illegally skateboarding outside the then-Santa Monica Courthouse in 1989. Harrison revisited the site recently and managed to avoid another ticket thanks to some name-dropping, but not the name you’d expect…

George Harrison Week on Conan previously featured Beck tackling “Wah-Wah” and Paul Simon’s stripped-down “Here Comes the Sun,” and will conclude on Thursday with a performance by Norah Jones. Harrison’s music will also take center stage at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre for an all-star concert on September 28th. George Fest, which will benefit Sweet Relief, will feature performances by Brian Wilson, the Flaming Lips‘ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Spoon‘s Britt Daniel, Heart‘s Ann Wilson, Dhani Harrison and more.


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