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Music Monday: George Harrison

Posted by on Mon, January 31st, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Since our George Harrison/Concert for Bangladesh Swagstakes ended this weekend and the Ringo Starr/Concert for George Swagstakes ended just a little while ago, TSG wanted to share a great George Harrison tune and video. When John was assassinated in 1980, it inspired George to write the song “All Those Years Ago”, a tribute to the life and work of John, but more than that an expression of George’s love for him. The Beatles shared (and continue to share) a unique bond; nobody else had the experience or level of fame that they achieved, and they truly were like brothers, with George being a younger sibling to John and Paul. In particular, he always admired John and looked up to him (as he says in the song). I’ve actually featured this as a Song of the Day before, but the opportunity to share the video is pretty cool, I think – it’s a great retrospective on the history of the Fab Four, with the clips seeming like home videos; when you think about it, though, all of those press appearances and TV spots were their home videos:

TSG

Imagine

Posted by on Wed, December 8th, 2010 at 10:00 am
30 years ago today, one of the most talented musicians and songwriters in history was taken from us way to early. John Lennon’s contributions to Rock n’ Roll can be seen and heard everywhere, and the music he wrote stays with us to this day. Here’s a song from 1970, among of the first solo ... Read More »