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Here Comes the Sun
|"Here Comes the Sun"|
|Single by The Beatles|
|From the album Abbey Road|
|Record label||Apple Records|
The song, Harrison's most well-known Beatles contribution alongside "Something", had its genesis with a songwriting collaboration between Harrison and close friend Eric Clapton called "Badge ", recorded by Clapton's group Cream. It was the song's bridge that formed the basis for "Sun", the final version of which was written in Clapton's garden as Harrison was avoiding Apple Records meetings. 1969 was a difficult year for George: he was arrested for cannabis possession (his wife Pattie Boyd actually had been set up), he had his tonsils out, and he had temporarily quit the band. The song was written while Harrison was happily away from all of these troubles.
John Lennon was absent during the recording of the song, due to a traffic incident in Scotland. Harrison sang lead vocals and backing vocals, and played acoustic guitar, harmonium, synthesiser, and handclaps. Paul McCartney sang backing vocals, and played bass guitar and handclaps. Ringo Starr played drums, handclaps. Unknown musicians played violas, cellos, double bass, piccolos, flutes, alto flutes, and clarinets.
- Alan W. Pollack's analysis of Here Comes The Sun
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