Update 4/21/16: In the wake of Prince’s death, take a moment and watch one of the most jaw-dropping videos of his career. This sort of clip ultimately defines Prince’s abilities as a musician, coming from out of nowhere and performing an incredible guitar solo, then tossing his guitar nonchalantly in the air just seconds before the video ends. Prince is a true legend, and his music will not soon be forgotten. RIP.
More than a decade ago, a bevy of musical legends joined forces on stage to help honor George Harrison’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In what could be considered one of the most remarkable Rock Hall induction ceremony performances of all time, Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and George’s son Dhani Harrison took the stage in 2004 to perform an incredibly powerful rendition of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Prince’s solo is just out of this world, concluding with him mysteriously tossing his guitar into the air.
Watch the groundbreaking performance below.