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Watch Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform "Something"

On November 29, 2002, the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, an impressive assemblage of the former Beatle's band mates, family members and buddies gathered at London's Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to his life and music.That event—which was released in 2003 as The Concert for George—featured performances by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and many... …

Prince Plays "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" Before Making His Guitar Disappear

In 2004, Prince—who died a year ago today (April 21, 2016) at age 57—joined longtime George Harrison cohorts Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Steve Winwood for a performance of the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."The occasion? Harrison's posthumous induction into the Rock and Hall of Fame. Harrison died three years earlier in November 2001.The interesting thing about this clip, which also... …

Watch Paul Gilbert Play "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

As our readers know, if you want to watch talented guitarists wail over the shred-friendly "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" chord progression, you've come to the right place.In the past few years alone, we've shared popular clips of the classic Beatles song being performed by George Harrison (who wrote it), Eric Clapton (who played on the original recording), Gary Moore, Prince, Tom Petty, Regina... …

The Beatles' Secret Weapon: George Harrison’s 1963 Rickenbacker 360/12

Although the last thing the red-hot Beatles needed in early 1964 was a “secret weapon,” that’s exactly what they got when George Harrison received his first Rickenbacker 12-string, in a beautiful Fireglo finish, in February of that year, during the Beatles’ first U.S. tour.The guitar was given to him by Francis C. Hall, owner and president of the California-based Rickenbacker company, which is... …

George Harrison Talks About His “Rocky” Fender Stratocaster

George Harrison played a number of guitars during his years in the Beatles, from Gretsch and Rickenbacker models in the early days to his famed 1968 rosewood Fender Telecaster in the band’s final year.One guitar that doesn’t get talked about much is the 1961 Fender Stratocaster Harrison played starting in 1965. The guitar became one of his favorites. Indeed, in the clip shown at the bottom,... …

George Harrison's Best Slide Solos? Check Out John Lennon's "How Do You Sleep?" and "Gimme Some Truth"

In mid-1971, more than a year after the Beatles officially split, John Lennon started recording what would become his second proper solo album, Imagine.The album, which was released later that year, was a critical and commercial success, not to mention a perennial fan favorite.It also marks one of the only times Lennon recorded with his former Beatles bandmate, guitarist George Harrison, after... …

Watch the Beatles Dissect "Tomorrow Never Knows" in the Nineties

In the mid-Nineties, while Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were working on the Beatles' massive Anthology project, they got together with George Martin, their old producer, at Abbey Road Studios to discuss and dissect a few classic Beatles tracks.In the incredible clip below, you can watch as they go through the various parts of John Lennon's Revolver masterpiece, "Tomorrow... …

Watch George Harrison, John Fogerty and Bob Dylan Jam in 1987

On the night of February 19, 1987, Taj Mahal and the Graffiti Band—featuring Jesse Ed Davis on guitar—were performing at the little ol' Palomino Club in North Hollywood.In the audience were George Harrison, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty, all of whom—you guessed it—found their way onstage as surprise guests.Although the evening served as a mini-reunion for three of the musicians who performed at... …

George Harrison Shows Off His Beatles Guitars in 1974 Music Video

In late 1974, former Beatle George Harrison released a holiday single of sorts. Its A-side, "Ding Dong, Ding Dong," was one of the catchier tunes from his latest album, Dark Horse. Luckily for Beatles fans—and for guitar fans in general—Harrison filmed a music video to go along with the tune. It's overflowing with cameo appearances by some (but, unfortunately, not all) of his most iconic... …

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