Last week, I featured the song “Layla” by Eric Clapton to highlight the guitar solo by Duane Allman.
George Harrison wrote “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and the Beatles recorded it for their White Album. The lead guitarist, however, was not George Harrison.
Who was it?
None other than Eric Clapton. 😉
Clapton’s solos appear at 1:57 and 3:35 until the end of the song.
The video is a montage of my favourite Beatle. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Have a great week,
How timely that I’m featuring music to provide clues for my upcoming mystery novel, and it’s the Beatles’ 50-year anniversary to America.
It was Feb. 9, 1964 when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and made music history.
“Something” written by George Harrison (my favorite Beatle) is the only song he wrote while with the Beatles that topped the Hot 100 chart. It’s a beautiful song about the mysterious qualities of a woman that attract a man.
And we all know, there are so many things about a woman that can mystify a man. 😉
To recap, the clues so far were:
The Tide Is High
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Have a lovely week,
You probably know by now I’m a fan of English humour, and of course, of this classic Monty Python film.
From the movie Life of Brian, September’s Humour Month concludes with “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”
An interesting piece of trivia: George Harrison mortgaged his house and London office to put up the money for the film. Why? “Because I wanted to see it,” he said. It’s no wonder he was my favourite Beatle.
John Lennon is gone, and so is my favorite Beatle, George Harrison, but Paul McCartney is still going strong. On the popular SNL show this evening, he danced a skit in a cowboy outfit, played a mini-harmonica, and did a segment on “Weekend Update” with Seth Meyers where he mimicked Camilla Parker-Bowles. He was funny without even trying.
Sir Paul also performed (and looked svelte and sexy doing it) several musical numbers, two from his band Wings—”Jet” and “Band on the Run,” a medley of “A Day in the Life” and “Give Peace a Chance,” and closed out the show with “Get Back.”
Though his voice was noticeably weaker than it used to be, I still got a warm and fuzzy feeling watching him. In my opinion, he’s one half of the greatest song-writing duo in modern music, and I’m so inspired to see he’s still rocking after all this time—46 years after he first performed in New York with the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. Maybe I’m amazed.
I won’t normally blog twice in a day, but I couldn’t let today go by without writing about someone who has meant so much to so many, including me.
John Lennon—murdered Dec. 8, 1980. I’ve been watching shows about him for the past week. Today, the radio station played George Harrison’s song “All Those Years Ago.” It was his tribute song to John Lennon, released the year after Lennon’s death. I was in the car at the time, and although it’s an upbeat song—I cried.
I am older now than John Lennon was when he died. That seems so strange to me. I feel so inferior in my accomplishments compared to what he did in his short life. I will always see him as the brilliant songwriter, the sage, and the peaceful warrior. Someone like him doesn’t come around too often, making his senseless death all the more tragic.
Every December 8th, I wonder what more he could have done for music. How would he have embraced the technology age? What would he have thought about the current state of world politics?
We can only speculate how much more John Lennon would have accomplished if he were still alive today.