November 1970 – My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

November 1970 – a song popular in this month – My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

This was Harrison’s first single as a solo artist, and it was his biggest hit. The song is about the Eastern religions he was studying.

Interesting facts about My Sweet Lord & George Harrison –

Highly unusual for a hit song, Harrison repeats part of a Hindu mantra in the lyric when he sings, “Hare Krishna… Krishna, Krishna.” When set to music, this mantra is typically part of a chant, that acts as a call to the Lord.

In 1976, Bright Tunes Music sued Harrison because this sounded too much like the 1963 Chiffons hit “He’s So Fine.”

This was recorded at Abbey Road studios using the same equipment The Beatles used.

This was the first #1 hit for any Beatle after the band broke up. Harrison was the first Beatle to release a solo album. He came out with Wonderwall Music, a soundtrack to the movie Wonderwall, in 1968.

U2 performed this as a tribute at their show in Atlanta on November 30, 2001, the night after Harrison died.

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35 thoughts on “November 1970 – My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

  1. I don’t think the two songs sound the same however this was what the judge said, “Did Harrison deliberately use the music of He’s So Fine? I do not believe he did so deliberately. Nevertheless, it is clear that My Sweet Lord is the very same song as He’s So Fine with different words, and Harrison had access to He’s So Fine. This is, under the law, infringement of copyright, and is no less so even though subconsciously accomplished.” Then there was a legal settlement. See what you did – you made me go researching again because I was curious. 🙂
    Good luck with your procedure next week, I will be thinking of you when I spacey before my operation on Wednesday. BTW, I love the relationship between you and Lynz – it is so sweet and loving.

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  2. Top tune. Always remember this ringing around the wireless when I was a small boy, it always evokes a feeling that I can’t quite put my finger on. Music is a soundtrack that I usually identify times, occasions, dates tea to certain songs but this I just know is special and was from my early memories. Odd.
    Thanks for the memory though Terry.

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