Having previously recorded the music for the song, Harrison tailored the lyrics to serve as a personal tribute to his former Beatles bandmate John Lennonfollowing the latter's murder Truth Or Dare [Vocal Mix] - Elton Smith - Waiting Around Here 8 December Other musicians performing on the track include Al Kooper and Ray Cooper.
Prior to Lennon's death, Harrison originally wrote the song with different lyrics for Ringo Starr to record. Although he recorded it, Starr felt the vocal was too high for his range  and disliked the lyrics. The recording of the song featured all three remaining Beatles Harrison, Starr and Paul McCartneythough this was expressly a Harrison single.
It is one of only a few non-Beatles songs to feature three members of the band. After Lennon's death the following month, Harrison removed Starr's vocals but left Starr's drumming track and recorded his own vocals with rewritten lyrics honouring Lennon.
The album's liner notes also thank the Beatles' former producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick. Harrison co-produced the recording with percussionist Ray Cooper. The music video features a slide show -type presentation of stills and short archival video clips.
The emphasis George Harrison - All Those Years Ago on Lennon and, to a lesser degree, Harrison. George Harrison - All Those Years Ago post-Beatles stills of Lennon at older ages are countered with stills of Harrison from the same time frame. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Acclaimed Music. Archived from the original on 3 April Retrieved 9 December Fab Four FAQ 2.
Milwaukee, WI: Backbeat Books. Chesterfield, MO: The Beatles After the Breakup A day-by-day diary. London: Omnibus Press. Archived from the original on 9 December Retrieved 1 December Retrieved 20 September Official Charts Company.
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