This week, Conan has been celebrating “George Harrison Week” with a series of special guests performing the late Beatle’s music. Beck and Paul Simon have already played their renditions of George’s songs on the show, and last night was the time for George’s son Dhani to take center stage and give his take on some of his father’s best songs.
Joined by Los Angeles rock band Big Black Delta and Conan bandleader Jimmy Vivino, Dhani presented a brass-filled, rollicking rendition of “Let It Down” and a very faithful take on “Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll),” both off of his father’s masterpiece All Things Must Pass. Dhani also sat down with Conan for an interview where he talked about his father’s musical legacy and the long process of reissuing George’s solo work while also telling a story about being arrested while skateboarding in Santa Monica.
“George Harrison Week” concludes tonight with Norah Jones. The Apple Years: 1986-1975 is available now.
Dhani Harrison & Friends – “Let It Down”:
Dhani Harrison & Friends – “Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)”:
Dhani Harrison interview: