George Harrison’s Son Dhani & Others Pay Tribute To Beatle At Grammys Pre-Party

Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Performing at The Whammys Dhani Harrison and several other artists have paid tribute to George Harrison.

Entering into its eighth year The Whammy’s is an informal Grammys pre-party, where several musicians jam along with a star-studded in-house band.

The night is hosted by record label BMG, who recently partnered with Dhani Harrison to re-launch his father’s Dark Horse record label.

Kicking off the evening parody artist Weird Al Yankovic delighting those present at the LA venue with a cover of the late Tom Petty’s ‘Breakdown’ and George Harrison’s ‘Savoy Truffle‘.

(‘Savoy Truffle’ was written by Harrison while hanging out with Eric Clapton during the 1960s.  The song makes light of Clapton who, despite suffering from several dental cavities at the time, had an irrepressible appetite for chocolate. The song later appeared on the BeatlesWhite Album.)

Provided by Dhani, Jakob Dylan, Lukas Nelson, Perry Ferrell, Larkin Poe, The CarsElliot Easton and Blur’s Graham Coxon the songs that followed mostly paid homage to George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison‘s ’80s supergroup The Travelling Wilburys.

Following this Lukas Nelson and Jewel delivered a cover of George Harrison’s Abbey Road contribution ‘Here Comes The Sun‘.

(‘Here Comes The Sun’ is another song Harrison wrote while in Clapton’s company, this time sitting in Eric’s garden after walking away from a high-pressure environment of the Fab Four’s Apple Records.)

The night closed with all performers present taking to the stage to perform Geroge Harrison’s best known Travelling Wilburys songHandle With Care‘.

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The Wammys 2020 is a wrap. See you in 2021.

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