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Prince's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" solo shows one of his underappreciated skills

Prince is dead at 57. As the internet mourns, a tweet calling out Prince's incredible guitar talents, referencing a supposed Eric Clapton quote, has gone viral:

The quote is very, very likely fake. There is no verifiable source for it on the internet, as far as I can tell. And it has been used interchangeably for other artists on internet forums.

But even if that's the case, one thing that's undeniable — although perhaps underappreciated — is that Prince really was an incredible guitarist. Just check out his absolutely phenomenal rendition of the Beatles's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps":

Prince's solo starts at around 3:25 in the video above. As Dan Riffle put it on Twitter, the solo was written by George Harrison, recorded by Eric Clapton, and perfected by Prince.


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