Monday, November 29, 2021

Twenty Years Ago Today: George Harrison Passes Away

Just 58 years old ... I had forgotten how young he was. 

He was my favorite Beatle — along with Paul of course, and everyone loved Ringo — mainly because of “Here Comes the Sun”.

Excellent songwriters go an entire career without producing one song as great as that one. He wrote it sitting in Eric Clapton’s garden. Like so many other classic timeless songs, he wrote most of it in about 10 minutes.


And then of course there’s “All Things Must Pass”, his epic solo project featuring many other great musicians and even more top-notch material, most of it remaining a well-kept secret unless you bought the album yourself.

Just one example is “Behind That Locked Door” .. like several other songs on that album it quickly felt like an old friend of mine. Volume up, please.

Why are you still crying?
Your pain is now through
Please forget those teardrops
Let me take them from you

The love you are blessed with
This world's waiting for
So let out your heart, please, please
From behind that locked door

It's time we start smiling
What else should we do?
With only this short time
I'm gonna be here with you

And the tales you have taught me
From the things that you saw
Makes me want out your heart, please, please
From behind that locked door

And if ever my love goes
If I'm rich or I'm poor
Please let out my heart, please, please
From behind that locked door

From behind that locked door

Thanks to Classic Rock in Pics