Watch Peter Frampton and Eric Clapton cover The Beatles' While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Best of 2019: Performing onstage together for the very first time, Peter Frampton and Eric Clapton brought the house down as they covered The Beatles' While My Guitar Gently Weeps at the 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival.

It was the closing song on Frampton's set, and stopped to do something that he had wanted to do for quite some time, and invite Clapton onstage for a moment of electric guitar (opens in new tab) history and a run through George Harrison's perennial guitar favourite from The White Album. which famously featured an uncredited Clapton on lead guitar

Famously, or infamously depending on how you look at that fractious period in Beatles history, an uncredited Clapton played lead on the original recording. Pretty much everyone has covered it in some capacity. Frampton did on his 2003 album, Now, and he dedicated it to Harrison, who had died two years prior.

The 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival took place over the weekend of the 20-21 September and saw the likes of Billy Gibbons, Keb' Mo' (opens in new tab), Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, and Derek Trucks (opens in new tab) perform.

Indeed, the irrepressible Robert Randolph (opens in new tab) and The Family Band were introduced to the stage by Bill Murray, and Randolph has posted some photos on Instagram (opens in new tab) with the likes of Keb' Mo' and Trucks.

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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