50 years on from its first release, “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison has finally got a music video!
Released on 23 November 1970, the track featured on the Beatles’ third album “All Things Must Pass”.
It features over 40 actors, musicians, artists, directors, comedians and other creatives who make cameo appearances in the video directed by Lance Bangs. This ranges from Harrison’s friends, former band mates Ringo Starr and Jeff Lynne.
Actors Jon Hamm, Rosanna Arquette and Darren Criss also feature in this clip.
“My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison
Check out the video for yourselves below.
This video for the Harrison track includes other guest appearances from “Weird Al” Yankovic, John Walsh, Moshe Kasher, Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggaro, Taika Waititi, along with Oates and Garfunkel and Tim and Eric.
George’s wife Olivia and Dhani Harrison also make cameo appearances in this clip. They appear in scenes alongside actress Aimee Mullins and actor Rupert Friend respectively.
“One of the most fullfilling experiences”
On the video, Lance Bangs called making the clip “one of the most fullfilling experiences of my life”.
He also added, “The approach was to represent the song visually while these agents and inspectors kept missing the metaphysical wonder around them. Images are choreographed to the sounds of vocal melodies, guitar strums, drum patterns, chord changes”.
“George threaded a sense of humor through all of his videos, so we kept that spirit and filled the cast with friends and admirers of his music, many coming from the current comedy landscape”.
Bangs continued, “I tracked down vintage prime lenses from some of the films George’s HandMade Films had produced, and I hope that viewers can feel a sense of wonder and searching while they watch it, and that the song continues to add to all of our lives”.
George Harrison passed away from lung cancer on 29 November 2001. This year marked 20 years since his death.
Paying tribute to their bandmate, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr shared touching tributes to their bandmate and friend.