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Without a doubt, this is my favorite performance from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performances. For some background, I recommend this article from the NY Times talking about the performance. Great anecdotes and information even if you have seen the video before.
I think what impresses me the most is looking at the faces of the other performers as Prince proceeds to play is solo. They are smiling and watching in wonder as something amazing was happening. I think somewhere, Mr. Harrison was smiling an a guitar wailing away.