Friday, November 26, 2021

FRIDAY MUSIC: George Harrison, by JD

"Time speeds up as we get older" is a frequent observation made by most of us 'oldies' and we say it more often than we used to! Where have the first two decades of the 21st Century gone, for example?

I find it hard to believe that it is almost exactly 20 years since the death of former Beatle George Harrison. It certainly doesn't feel like 20 years because the news of his death remains fresh in my memory. 

He was the 'quiet Beatle' with media focus being concentrated on the Lennon/McCartney songwriting partnership but Harrison was the first one to produce a solo album after the break up of the group and his songs are every bit as good as those written by his former band mates as the following selection proves.

One year after his death there was a 'tribute' concert held in The Royal Albert Hall in London and the musicians who performed on stage that night were all members of 'George's band' all of whom had played alongside him on his recordings.

“As the lead guitarist of the world’s biggest rock band and a prolific song writer, the Beatles’ George Harrison’s greatest legacy may be the way his decades-long spiritual quest shaped the ways the West looks at God, gurus and life…”

- Oct. 11, 2011, Steve Rabey, in the National Catholic Reporter

1 comment:

Scrobs. said...

Every time I play 'Apple Scruffs', it takes me right back to our flat full of Aussies in Ifield Road, and a packet of Gold Leaf...