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.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com