Saturday, 29 November 2014


George experimented with slide guitar during the latter half of The Beatles' career, first using the technique on an early outtake recording of "Strawberry Fields Forever". He later used slide extensively during his solo career on songs such as "My Sweet Lord", "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)", "This Is Love", "Cheer Down" and the Traveling Wilburys' as well as on The Beatles' 1995 and 1996 reunion singles "Free as a Bird and Real Love".

In 1973 George (George O´Hara) played guitar on Banana Anna,Speed On,Waiting For The Band and Edward, from Nicky Hopkins´s "The Tin Man Was A Dreamer"

In 1974 with Ronnie Wood: "Far East Man", written by George and Ronnie Wood in 1974, recorded by George for his 1974 album "Dark Horse", and by Wood for his 1974 album, "I've Got My Own Album to Do".

With Alvin Lee: "The Bluest Blues",the first solo is perfomed by George.

In 1981 George played guitar on "Walk a Thin Line", from Mick Fleetwood's The Visitor

George's music projects during the final years of the Beatles included producing Apple Records artists Doris Troy, Jackie Lomax and Billy Preston.Throughout his solo career, he benefited from the inclusion of guest musicians on his albums, and he made efforts to reciprocate the favours by participating in their recordings. He was featured as a guitarist on tracks by Dave Mason, Nicky Hopkins, Alvin Lee, Ronnie Wood, Billy Preston and Tom Scott. George co-wrote songs and music with Dylan, Clapton, Preston, Doris Troy, David Bromberg, Gary Wright, Wood, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty, among others.
Harrison co-wrote the song "Badge" with Clapton, which was included on Cream's 1969 album, Goodbye. George played rhythm guitar on the track, using the pseudonym "L'Angelo Misterioso" for contractual reasons. He used the same pseudonym when he recorded a guitar part for "Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune", a song from Jack Bruce's 1969 solo album, Songs for a Tailor.In May 1970 he played guitar on several songs during a recording session for Dylan's album New Morning. In addition to his own work, between 1971 and 1973 he co-wrote and/or produced three top ten hits for Starr: "It Don't Come Easy", "Back Off Boogaloo" and "Photograph" In 1971 he played electric slide guitar on "How Do You Sleep?" and a dobro on "Crippled Inside", both from Lennon's Imagine album.Also that year, he produced and played slide guitar on Badfinger's top ten hit "Day After Day", and a dobro on Preston's "I Wrote a Simple Song".He worked with Harry Nilsson on "You're Breakin' My Heart" (1972) and with Cheech & Chong on "Basketball Jones" (1973).In 1973 he produced and made a guest appearance on the album Shankar Family & Friends.
In 1974 Harrison founded Dark Horse Records. In addition to eventually releasing his own albums on the label, he initially used the company as an avenue for collaboration with other musicians.He wanted Dark Horse to serve as a creative outlet for artists, as Apple Records had for the Beatles. Harrison explained: "Most of the stuff will be what I produce".Eric Idle commented: "He's extremely generous, and he backs and supports all sorts of people that you'll never, ever hear of."The first acts signed to the new label were Ravi Shankar and Splinter, whose album Harrison produced, which provided Dark Horse with their first hit, "Costafine Town".Other artists signed by Dark Horse include Attitudes, Henry McCullough, Jiva, and Stairsteps.
Harrison collaborated with Tom Scott on Scott's album New York Connection (1976), and in 1981 he played guitar on "Walk a Thin Line", from Mick Fleetwood's The Visitor.In 1996 he recorded "Distance Makes No Difference With Love" with Carl Perkins, and played slide guitar on the title track of Dylan's Under the Red Sky album.In 2001 he performed as a guest musician on Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra's comeback album Zoom, and on the song "Love Letters" for Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings.He also co-wrote a new song with his son Dhani, "Horse to the Water", which was recorded on 1 October, eight weeks before his death. It appeared on Jools Holland's album Small World, Big Band.

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