Friday, November 30, 2001

MORE ON GEORGE FROM MR. BAUMAN
"Another important contribution, often overlooked because of all the funny stuff associated with his Hindu-fetish: there would have been no sitar on Norwegian Wood without George. All the Indian influences that came to define mid-life Beatles were there because George introduced them. It's easy to laugh at his religious silliness and Maharishi obsession, but musically, he put it all into place right when it needed to happen. There would have been a lot of less-interesting John Lennon songs without George's contributions. And let's not forget: Layla would never have gotten written had not George married Patti Boyd first."

True, true. And frankly, Harrison would be a hero to me if he never played anything other than the 12-string electric guitar part on And Your Bird Can Sing

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