Jimmy Buffett played an amazing 30 song set last night in Key West. I’m sorry to have missed it in person, but I enjoyed watching it on Margaritaville.tv from chilly Newport, RI. You can watch JB’s show from last night, live at the San Carlos Institute in Key West, FL, below.
In 2008 he played the Newport Folk Festival where long-time Coral Reefer band steel drum player Robert Greenidge and Ukele savant Jake Shimabukuro covered George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.
There’s a great cover story in Rolling Stone on Ringo Starr, “Being Ringo: A Beatle’s All-Starr Life” in which he discusses his friendship with Harrison and his current tour. You can hear Starr and Harrison playing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Eric Clapton and an A-list of players below.
Starr will soon be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone asks “If you’re between 20 and 80 and someone mentions Ringo, what do you do?” The answer is that everyone instantly knows Ringo. The magazine explains “His real name is Richard Starkey. His wife calls him Ritchie. He’s 74. He is one of rock’s great drummers, and–even if he doesn’t have the song writing gifts of the other Beatles–he is one of the finest entertainers in the history of Western civilization.” Ringo is ubiquitous, and even after the Beatles he has over 800 solo performances. Certainly Hall of Fame material.
Jimmy Buffett While My Guitar Gently Weeps at the 2008 Newport Folk Festival
Here’s a George Harrison While My Guitar Gently Weeps with its own all-star lineup.