Thanks to Tim Esse, Apple recruiter, for sharing this incredible Prince guitar obligato on Linked in. Prince’s takeover guitar solo is a strong cameo peacock move from the unnamed symbol, AKA the Prince, yet impossible to turn away from the finesse and showman’s talent for gleaming. Watch George Harrison’s son’s expression (pure shared recursive joke grin) when Prince turns around back to crowd, falling into the arms of the security personnel. George Harrison’s spirit was in the room.

Prince’s stage takeover Extraordinary guitar solo starts at about 3:20. Avoid fast-forwarding as the build-up is poised, professional, and rhythmically solid. Remember the legacy talent in the room before his honor’s arrival, Steve Winwood on Hammond b-3, Jeff Lynne supporting , co-vocals and Lead guitar, Tom Petty on Lead vocals and guitar, and Dhani Harrison (George’s son on acoustic guitar). 

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others perform “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 2004 Hall of Fame Inductions.

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Director’s Cut: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison

One of the most iconic moments in the history of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies has been re-edited by the original director, Joel Gallen. Prince’s 2004 performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Dhani Harrison features never before seen camera angles and a remastered edit that brings new life to one of rock’s greatest moments.