Category: 1971

John Paul Jones at home,  1971, my edit of original via

Keith Moon of The Who, Dallas Texas 1971, photo by Tom Wright. So many questions….

George Harrison, “Here Comes the Sun”, August 1, 1971

From the Concert for Bangladesh of course. You can see at the beginning how nervous George was! Not only his first solo performance, his first concert appearance at all since 1966, featuring his first performances of his own compositions ever – but here, also for the first time on stage, vulnerable and stripped down to an acoustic guitar. George’s little smile as the audience reaches out to him is priceless.

His duet partner, Badfinger’s Pete Ham, later revealed that they hadn’t even rehearsed! “George just wanted to keep it simple,” he said. After George told him the chord changes, Pete ducked into his hotel room to listen to the version on Abbey Road a couple of times, and that’s all there was time for! 

The result: magic. And beauty and joy and, yes, sun, sun, sun! Here it comes!

(Mi pequeña, está toda bien!)

(Note that by the time you come across this post, the video may have been taken down. It happens. Here’s the YouTube search for you to find another version. Worth the extra clicks!)

George Harrison & Bob Dylan, rehearsal for Concert for Bangladesh, August 1, 1971, New York City. 

George Harrison, for once not eating your food.

Marc Bolan & T. Rex Electric Warrior promo sticker, 1971.

George at the Concert for Bangladesh, August 1, 1971

George Harrison, 1971.

Hair Zeppelin at The Riot House, August 1971 by Jim Marshall, via

Mick Jagger, Paris 1971, by Jean-Marie Périer