Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, & Dhani Harrison – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

This is a great video. Recorded at the 2004 introductions to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it features a ton of veterans, and George Harrison’s clone son. It starts as a solid cover of Harrison’s classic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (possibly his finest composition), but around halfway through, Prince launches into an unbelievable solo and changes the whole damn game. He solos for the entire second half of the video, totally stealing the show. The moment when he leans off the front of the stage and a roadie pushes him back up is overshadowed only by the moment at the very end, when Prince wraps his solo up, throws his guitar into the air, struts offstage, and the guitar never comes back down. I’m surprised this wasn’t a more publicized scientific landmark, but if there was ever a guy to conquer gravity through shredding, it’d be Prince.

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