10 Most Iconic Moments At Live Rock Shows

9. When Prince's Guitar Furiously Wept

In 2004, George Harrison was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

His enduring song While My Guitar Gently Weeps was performed by a line up of some of the biggest names in music. Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and Harrison's own son Dhani, all took to the stage to contribute to the performance.

But, in typical Prince style, he wasn't going to be outshone by anybody. It might have been George Harrison's night, but it was Prince's moment. Entering from the side of the stage mid song, Prince and his guitar embodied Harrison's lyrics, drawing some of the most impassioned sounds anyone is likely to get from a Fender Telecaster.

But, Prince's showmanship wasn't just confined to his instrumental performance, that would be far too limiting for 'The High Priest of Pop'. So powerful were the notes Prince pulled from that guitar, that at one point he was bent backwards off the stage, with one of his lackeys having to hoist him back to an upright position, soliciting a smile from Jeff Lyne, and laughter from Dhani Harrison.

After several more minutes of face melting guitar soloing, Prince threw his guitar into the crowd before strutting off stage with all the confidence of a man who'd just wiped the floor with some of the biggest names in rock. There were many moments that solidified Prince was one of musics greats, but this is near the top.

 
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