‘We made the video in about 15 minutes in some apartment in LA,’ says Starr about John Lennon’s last song, recorded a week before he died in 2001
Ringo Starr, Fred Armisen and Jon Hamm star in new George Harrison video for ‘My Sweet Lord’
A video for George Harrison’s last song has been released that includes full appearances from Ringo Starr, Fred Armisen and Jon Hamm.
The former Beatle died in 2001, aged 58, just a week after recording My Sweet Lord for an anthology that month. Directed by Harrison’s son Dhani, and produced by BBC Films, the video includes a scene set in an unassuming apartment, filled with family photos and typewriters, that is recently converted into a bar.
The news comes in the week that Harrison’s centenary has been marked by a digital exhibit at the BBC, which also includes unpublished lyrics, letters, remixes and live recordings.
The song was recorded by Harrison and his classical musicians to benefit the Band on the Run charity concert in London in July 1997. It was read a cappella before Harrison himself began to recite the lyrics, which he described as “a piece I’ve written about the prophecy of a king in the Book of Revelation, which has never been read aloud before.”
Harrison’s widow Olivia, and his son Dhani Harrison, join the video footage at the end.