That song is one of George Harrison's most beloved and frequently-covered melodies. While browsing the blogosphere today, I came across an embedded YouTube rendition of it at C W Swanson's place. It was recorded in 2004 at a ceremony during which Harrison was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performed by a celebrity ensemble including George's son Dhani, with an extended guitar solo by Prince. Other artists included Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Steve Ferrone and Marc Mann. Mr. Swanson says of it:
I post the video below in reaction to the current trend to lip sync performances, as Prince, of all people, simply burns his guitar up here, showing how a real live performance can explode with real talent on the stage. Too bad we have way too many pretenders these days.
I have to agree, Prince's guitar solo is spectacular . . . but my favorite rendition of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' is still the version performed at the 'Concert for George', one year to the day after his death.
I think George Harrison would probably have approved of both performances.