Watch Prince's Amazing Guitar Solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the Hall of Fame 2004
Updated: Jan 30
In 2004, Prince joined the world’s greatest musicians and artists at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the induction ceremony, he gave a concert alongside rock legends such as Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood and Dhani, son of the Beatles George Harrison.
Together they play one of the most famous songs from the Fab Four catalogue: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Prince, at the 3:30 mark, embarks on an orgasmic guitar solo. The performance was described by Rolling Stone as "the best musical moment of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame since ceremonies began.”
I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping While my guitar gently weeps I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping Still my guitar gently weeps.
I don't know why nobody told you How to unfold your love I don't know how someone controlled you They bought and sold you.
I look at the world and I notice it's turning While my guitar gently weeps With every mistake we must surely be learning Still my guitar gently weeps.
I don't know how you were diverted You were perverted too I don't know how you were inverted No one alerted you.
I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping While my guitar gently weeps Look at you all Still my guitar gently weeps.
Songwriters: George Harrison
While My Guitar Gently Weeps lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company