Watch Paul Simon Cover ‘Here Comes the Sun’ for George Harrison Week on ‘Conan’
Unsurprisingly, Simon performed 'Here Comes the Sun,' the Beatles classic Harrison wrote for the band's 'Abbey Road' LP -- and which Simon had previously played, along with his own 'Homeward Bound,' as part of a fondly remembered appearance with Harrison during a 1976 episode of 'Saturday Night Live.' You can watch Simon's 'Conan' performance above.
Simon also sat down with Conan for a brief chat about his friendship with Harrison, which we've included below; although he didn't share much in the way of personal details about their relationship, he did reminisce about taking part in the occasional ukulele jam at Harrison's estate, as well as talk about the time Harrison joked about some boulders on the property being gifts from Paul McCartney as part of the promotional campaign for McCartney's classical 'Standing Stone' LP.
"He was an extraordinary guy, everybody knows that," remembered Simon. "An amazing person, not just as a musician, but open, kind ... interested in life, interested in the world, interested in the mind. A pleasure to hang out with him."
Simon's appearance came a day after Beck delivered his cover of Harrison's solo cut 'Wah-Wah'; Harrison's son Dhani (Sept. 24) and Norah Jones (Sept. 25) round out the roster of 'Conan' guest performers for George Harrison Week.
Paul Simon Shares His Memories of George Harrison on 'Conan'