The Story Behind The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun”

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Shared July 10, 2019

In this video, we take a deep dive into the writing, recording, and perpetual popularity of "Here Comes the Sun." This short film features original research and new insights, an interview with Beatles insider Eddie Veale, and a peek at the individual layers of the recorded work.

George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun” is considered one of the finest example of his Beatles-era songwriting. Topics covered include: who wrote Here Comes the Sun, John Lennon’s involvement in the studio (or lack thereof!), the meaning of the song.

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CREDITS

Photos/Video:
Apple, Inc.
60 Minutes
Billboard
Ethan Russell / Monte Fresco
Times Newspapers Ltd.
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World” (film), https://amzn.to/30sfOPw
Aaron Krerowicz
Apple Corps Ltd.
“The Big T.N.T. Show” (film), https://amzn.to/2xFV4Yy
Dr. Ronald Kunze (Dr. Ronald Kunze [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)])
“Moog” (film), https://amzn.to/30qkVzO
The Estate of Linda McCartney
“Imagine: John Lennon” (film), https://amzn.to/2JAVzs6
The Estate of George Harrison
The Estate of John Lennon

Audio:
The Beatles Tapes: From the David Wigg Interviews, https://amzn.to/2YLwlh8
“Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles, https://amzn.to/2Jxd5Og
“Badge,” Cream, https://amzn.to/2G3KEXh
“Bells of Rhymney,” The Byrds, https://amzn.to/2G4JvhT
“Spanish Summer” by Audionautix (CC BY 4.0) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Books:
The Complete Beatles Chronicle by Mark Lewisohn, https://amzn.to/2YMX5xS
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions by Mark Lewisohn, https://amzn.to/2G4f5fT
Beatles Gear by Andy Babiuk, https://amzn.to/2Js6zJz
Recording The Beatles, by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew, https://amzn.to/2YMXoZy
Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton, https://amzn.to/2XBWoLo
You Never Give Me Your Money by Peter Doggett, https://amzn.to/2YHyUkk
Ticket to Ride by Denny Somach, et al., https://amzn.to/30obd0P

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MORE ABOUT HERE COMES THE SUN

The "Lost Solo:" https://youtu.be/0SOES9PT6g4?t=15
Aaron Krerowicz’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiNvI...
Alan Pollack’s “Notes On:” http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/D...
Beatles eBooks: http://www.beatlesebooks.com/here-com...
Tim’s Cover Story: https://timscoverstory.wordpress.com/...

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Patreon supporter William S. - I mean - Russell M. Campbell.
Dr. Ronald Kunze: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...

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