Slide guitarist on "My Sweet Lord"
A friend of mine recently watched My Sweet Lord from Concert for George. The concert was held at Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002 as a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death. My friend loved this live rendition of the classic by George Harrison. But he did have a question,
Who played the slide guitar on this live performance?
George Harrison played the slide guitar on the original version but obviously he can’t be the guy playing the slide guitar here.
The usual suspect Eric Clapton can easily be seen playing a 12-string acoustic guitar so he too can’t be the slide guitarist on this one.
George’s son Dhani can be seen playing an acoustic guitar so he can be ruled out too.
Jeff Lynne can also be seen playing a guitar but it ain’t a slide guitar so we move on.
Albert Lee is also there but he too is playing an acoustic guitar.
Dave Bronze is playing an electric bass so no luck there too.
Lots of guitars and guitarists but still no luck.
Around two minutes and forty five seconds into this live song one can see a guy wearing a cap playing a guitar.
Without a doubt he is playing a slide guitar.
But who is he?
well, he is Marc Mann. A multifaceted musician with a master’s degree in music from UCLA. Beside being a great guitarist he is also a good keyboardist. Marc is also a programmer, arranger and conductor. He has frequently collaborated with Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra, Oingo Boingo and Danny Elfman. Marc has over 50 albums to his credits working with top artists.
Coming back to Concert for George, Marc Mann also played slide guitar on Isn't It a Pity, For You Blue, All Things Must Pass.
He played lead guitar on Something and While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
So finally I have the answer for my friend.
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