Thursday, February 25, 2021

Remembering "Nelson Wilbury" on what would have been his 78th birthday

Of all the Beatles, it is George Harrison and his songs that have meant the most to me for the longest time, especially his final album, "Brainwashed," released in 2002.  R gave me the triple album "All Things Must Pass" for Christmas a few weeks after he returned from Vietnam in 1970.  R first heard the album while he was still in Vietnam.  It was R who called me from California in November 2001 with the sad news that George Harrison had died. 

Today when George Harrison would have been 78 years old,  I am remembering him in his role as one of the Traveling Wilburys.  In this song, his presence, his voice, and his guitar work are particularly distinctive and heartening to me:


Sabine said...

The concert for Bangladesh was my favourite George Harrison moment.

37paddington said...

George has always been my favorite Beatle, too.