While trashing Deep Purple earlier, I stumbled into this video (which I guess a lot of folks have seen, but it eluded me) made when George Harrison was inducted as a solo artist into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.
It is very good, but, if you ever doubted Prince’s mastery of the axe, watch this cos he KILLS (what happens to his guitar after the solo?).
Additionally, this great little piece about how it all came about and went down, by Finn Cohen, from the New York Times, is way interesting and fun and cool.
Finally, it might be easy to say Prince was grandstanding grabbing the spotlight on a song meant to be an homage to a late and great artist, but, Harrison was inducted the same year as the Purple One and I think that gives him some license to kick out some jams.