Watch Brian Wilson, ‘Weird Al,’ Wayne Coyne, and More Cover George Harrison
A memorial concert brought out members of Weezer, the Strokes, the Killers, and more to honor the former Beatle
An impressive lineup of musicians — and one musician/comedian, and one comedian — came together to honor the legendary late George Harrison at a memorial concert in Los Angeles Sunday night. The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, the Killers’ Brandon Flowers, the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, and all-around American treasure “Weird Al” Yankovic took the stage at the El Rey Theatre to cover some of Harrison’s best tracks.
Among the highlights were Wilson’s take on “My Sweet Lord,” and Flowers’ cover of “Got My Mind Set On You.” “Weird Al” did justice to a non-satirical take on “What Is Life,” and a guitar-toting Conan O’Brian covered “Old Brown Shoe.” Members of the Strokes and Weezer, and Spoon’s Britt Daniel also came out to honor the former Beatle. Watch some of the best performances here.
The concert came at the end of a week of celebration around the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75, a box-set rereleasing his first six solo albums.