Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Although most of The Beatles' songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, While My Guitar Gently Weeps was written by George Harrison for the 1968 The Beatles album (aka The White Album).

The day after recording the song, during a ride from Surrey into London, Harrison asked Eric Clapton to add a lead guitar solo to the song. Clapton was reluctant—he said, "Nobody ever plays on the Beatles' records"—but Harrison convinced him and Clapton's solo was recorded that evening. Harrison later said that in addition to his solo, Clapton's presence had another effect on the band: "It made them all try a bit harder; they were all on their best behaviour."

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