Category: george harrison

The Beatles on the roof of Apple Corps on Saville Row, January 30 1969, via beatlesbible

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.

George at the Concert for Bangladesh, August 1, 1971

George Harrison, 1971.

michonnegrimes:

HELP! (1965) DIR. RICHARD LESTER

George Harrison & Pattie Boyd, March 1965, by Henry Grossman

George Harrison & Eric Clapton on tour with Delaney & Bonnie, 1969. Nice hat, man.

blixtbaby:

I’m a Dark Horse…