Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sanity Sunday- Three by George Harrison

by Nomad

I  wanted to dedicate this Sunday sanity break to George Harrison who died 16 years ago next November. Hard to believe so much time has passed already.

A few trivia notes about George Harrison:
  • Harrison was the youngest member of the Beatles.
  • George and Paul McCartney were the first two Beatles to meet. Back in 1954 when Paul was 12 and George was 11, they rode on the same school bus. 
  • George played 26 different instruments. 
  • George's greatest joy was gardening. He claimed to have "planted 10,000 trees" in his lifetime. In 1980, he published his autobiography I Me Mine. The book was dedicated "to all gardeners everywhere."
So let's get to the music.
One of my personal favorites, "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" was released in 1973 on his Living in the Material World album.

The title track of his 1970 album, "All Things Must Pass" counsels patience in hard days with the lyrics like:
Now the darkness only stays the night-time
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
It's not always going to be this grey.

Even though the song, "If Not For You," was actually written by Bob Dylan, Harrison sings this so perfectly that I couldn't resist adding it to the Sanity Sunday playlist.

Have a great and healing Sunday.