News

George Harrison “was an easy touch… he had a load of Krishnas living at his house”

George Harrison “was an easy touch… he had a load of Krishnas living at his house”

The making of George Harrison’s debut solo single, “My Sweet Lord”, is examined in the new issue of Uncut, dated December 2013, and out tomorrow (October 29).

A host of musicians who performed on the hugely successful, and hugely controversial, record, produced by Phil Spector, talk about the recording, including Bobby Whitlock, Bobby Keys, Dave Mason, Peter Frampton and engineer Ken Scott.

Recalling Harrison’s mindset around that time, Whitlock explains: “He was zeroing in on the inner kingdom. He seemed to be pretty much focused on an inner world, a spiritual journey.

“He had a load of Krishnas living at his house. He was an easy touch. They were just a bunch of moochers as far as I was concerned.”

The new issue of Uncut, dated December 2013, is out tomorrow (October 29).

Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here.

Uncut is now available as a digital edition! Download here on your iPad/iPhone and here on your Kindle Fire or Nook.


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...