Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And I say it's all right

Not exactly a 'summer song', today's selection is still in keeping with the one thing most closely associated with summer, the sun.

The story goes that Harrison, bored with an Apple business meeting and tired of the infighting that was becoming commonplace in the band, absconded to a garden at Eric Clapton's place and wrote the song. The original riff was lifted from 'Badge', a previous collaboration between Clapton and Harrison.

In George's words, from Anthology: "Here Comes the Sun" was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: 'Sign this' and 'sign that'. Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton's house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric's acoustic guitars and wrote "Here Comes The Sun".

I bet he wrote it without even breaking a sweat.

I'm just sayin'.

Here Comes The Sun- George Harrison & Friends (Concert for Bangladesh, MSG, 1971)

Here Comes The Sun- George Harrison & Paul Simon (SNL, 1976)

George Harrison & Paul Simon - Here Comes The Sun/Homeward Bound

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Badge- Eric Clapton (Prince's Trust Concert, 1996)

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