In 1987, George Harrison cut a bouncy cover of James Ray’s 1962 soul shouter “Got My Mind Set On You”; shortly thereafter, “Weird Al” Yankovic worked Harrison’s version into, well, just six words, because that’s what he does for a living.
Cut to the fall of 2014, when Apple Records got around to reissuing George’s solo albums, and the Fonda Theatre in L.A. held an all-star tribute called “George Fest.” Al was there, and he sang one of George’s greatest songs. With no jokes.
I’m almost sure I’d have lost it somewhere therein.
(Via Laughing Squid.)