Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (from Concert For George)
The Concert for George was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002 as a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death. The event was organised by Harrison's widow, Olivia, and his son, Dhani, and arranged under the musical direction of Eric Clapton. The profits from the event went to the Material World Charitable Foundation, an organisation founded by Harrison.
The remainder of the concert featured "George's Band" and included the surviving members of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as musicians Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Billy Preston, Jools Holland, Albert Lee, Sam Brown, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown, Ray Cooper, Andy Fairweather-Low, Marc Mann, Dave Bronze, Klaus Voormann, Harrison's son Dhani, and several other musicians who had appeared on Harrison's recordings over the years.
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