Sunday, January 04, 2015



Lucy was played extensively by George Harrison over the last two years of The Beatles, including landmark recordings on the "White Album," Let It Be and Abbey Road. Clapton also wielded the cherry red Les Paul on his historic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" solo-at George's invitation. Clapton recalls, "When he asked me to do the session for 'Gently Weeps,' he picked me up from where I was living in London and said, 'We're gonna go over to the studio. Do you wanna come along?' And I said, 'Yeah.' And he said, 'Well, I want you to play on something.' And I didn't have a guitar-I had just gotten into the car with him. So he gave me this to play."