Four-string serenade

By |2015-01-15T11:48:13-08:00January 31, 2008|George Harrison|

The most moving part of Concert for George was when Paul came out to sing "Something," accompanying himself on ukulele. (George loved the uke, and was a member of a George Formby society.) It was so moving that, a year or so later, I misremembered the scene, and thought Paul had performed "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," fitting in a sly joke on his choice of instrumentation. Maybe my misremembering was a wish. Not long thereafter I saw uke maestro Jake Shimabukuro play an astonishing version of "WMGGW," on this widely circulated video. Postscript: Uke-Beatles fans, make sure you learn all [...]