Wednesday, January 12, 2011


The most interesting Beatles fact about "Something" is that it is second only to McCartney's "Yesterday" in the number of times various cover versions have been recorded. The song was written by Harrison on the piano during the White Album sessions. Written for his wife Pattie Boyd, most fans believe that this Harrison song received its motivation from the opening line of Apple performer James Taylor's "Something in the Way She Moves."

The song was recorded on April 16, 1969, with overdubs added on July 11 and 16, and again on August 15. All four of the Beatles felt that it was the best track on the Abbey Road LP. It was the first A-side single Harrison had with the Beatles and was released as a single in the U.S. on October 6, 1969, and in the UK on October 31, 1969. Frank Sinatra thought it was the best Beatles song ever recorded.

Harrison played lead guitar, organ, and sings lead vocal. McCartney played bass and does a backing vocal. Lennon played lead guitar as well, and Starr played drums. McCartney and Starr do handclaps, and session musicians added strings.

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