Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rare video, icons of rock George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins and Elton John

Stumbled across this on YouTube and I don't want to lose the link to it so I'm posting it here. Icons of rock George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins and Elton John. Possibly 1986. Especially good is the dueling guitar solos by Harrison and Clapton in the last minute or so. I wonder was this before Harrison's wife left him to marry Clapton? Wikipedia reminds us they remained friends.
They remained close friends after Pattie Boyd split from Harrison and married Clapton, referring to each other as "husbands-in-law

And by the way, is that Jeff Lynne at about 4:17 and again about 5:17. Can't see him clearly but I know he played with these guys quite a bit too, including later with Harrison in the Traveling Wilburys.

3 comments:

Michael said...

I just love this clip Beck, great to see it again....and again........and again. My era and my kinda music. George really was an underated but accomplished guitarist.........thanks so much.

Michael said...

Me again.......yes that's Jeff Lynne and the blonde bassist is Mark King from Level 42. I was once on the small Greek island of Hydra for the day when walking toward me along the promenade came Eric and Patti. As we passed she was telling him off about something he'd failed to do....ouch....lol.

bekkieann said...

Thanks, Mick. Sure enough, I watched again and saw Jeff appeared earlier in much clearer shots, just missed those at first. Level 42 is new to me, but I checked out YouTube and that Mark King is one superb musician.

That's a great story from Hydra. It sort of makes them human like the rest of us, doesn't it?