September 6, 1968: Eric Clapton Records Guitar For Beatles Collaboration
Today in 1968, Eric Clapton recorded the lead guitar for George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." The song marked the beginning of Harrison's maturation as a songwriter. The song was recently voted the sixth best musical collaboration by Rolling Stone. The song was inspired by the growing divide in the Beatles following their trip to India to study Transcendental Meditation.