Over 50 years ago, George Harrison released his post-Beatles breakthrough solo album All Things Must Pass. The triple disc record featured iconic songs such as What Is Life, Isn’t It A Pity, and My Sweet Lord. The album proved Harrison was an extraordinarily talented songwriter and could flourish without the limitations that he experienced during his career with The Beatles whose songs were primarily written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
We tragically lost Harrison to cancer exactly 20 years in 2001, but that has never stopped the legacy he left behind. In fact, a music video directed by Lance Bangs has just been released for My Sweet Lord featuring a tremendous list of celebrities. The storyline centers around two agents, played by former SNL stars Fred Armisen and Vanessa Bayer, being sent on a mission by Mark Hamill to search for something unseen. Along the way, we get cameos from Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne, “Weird Al” Yankovic, George’s son Dhani Harrison (executive producer of the video) and his wife Olivia Harrison, and close to 40 more celebrities including archival footage of George Harrison himself.
Watch the star-studded music video for George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord here: