1753 While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles (1968)

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Australian single.

This song was written by George Harrison. A demo version recorded by The Beatles in 1968 at George Harrison’s home in Esher has never been released. A demo version recorded at EMI Studios in 1968 was released on Anthology 3 in 1996. The Beatles recorded the song at EMI Studio in 1968 and it was produced by George Martin. The recording features Eric Clapton on guitar. While My Guitar Gently Weeps was first released on The Beatles’ 1968 album The Beatles. The song was also released as the B-side to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da in Australia in 1969. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love.

The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed the song at The Concert For Bangladesh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, and Billy Preston among others. That version was released on the album The Concert For Bangladesh in 1971. George Harrison also performed the song at The Prince’s Trust Concert in 1987. The band included Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton among others. That version was released in 1987 on the album The Prince’s Trust Concert 1987. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 features Eric Clapton. Thar version was released on the 1992 album Live In Japan.

Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton performed the song live at the Party At The Palace concert in 2002. Eric Clapton performed the song live at the Concert For George in 2002. The band included Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Dhani Harrison. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne performed the song at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame concert in 2004. The band included Billy Preston, Dhani Harrison and Prince.

Now Hear This: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Demo) – The Beatles (1996)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison (1987)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison (1992)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Paul McCartney And Eric Clapton (2003)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles (2006)

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