Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Here Comes The Sun

"Here Comes the Sun" is a song by George Harrison from The Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road, it's also one of Harrison's best-known Beatles contributions alongside "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". The year 1969 was a difficult one for Harrison: he was arrested for marijuana possession, he had his tonsils removed, and he had quit the band temporarily. Harrison stated in his autobiography:
"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".
As Clapton states in his own autobiography, the house in question is known as 'Hurtwood'.

Harrison died of lung cancer on 29 November 2001. Here is a blog post inspired by one of his famous's songs "Here Comes The Sun" to tribute to George Harrison.


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