All Those Years Ago by George Harrison

All Those Years Ago

Song Information

"All Those Years Ago" is a song written by George Harrison, released as a single from the album Somewhere in England. The song was a personal tribute to former bandmate John Lennon, who was murdered on 8 December 1980. It was released on 11 May 1981 in the United States, where it spent three weeks at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and on 15 May 1981 in the United Kingdom, where it reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, the song spent one week at number 1 on the American adult contemporary chart, Harrison's first number 1 on this chart as a solo artist. It has also been included on two Harrison compilations: Best of Dark Horse 1976–1989 and Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison, and in a live incarnation on his Live in Japan album. In 2010, AOL radio listeners chose "All Those Years Ago" as one of the 10 Best George Harrison Songs, appearing at number 6 on the list. Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison became over time an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other Beatles, as well as those of their Western audience. Following the band's break-up, he had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys, and also as a film and record producer. Harrison is listed at number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Although most of The Beatles' songs were written by Lennon and McCartney, Beatle albums generally included one or two of Harrison's own songs, from With The Beatles onwards. His later compositions with The Beatles include "Here Comes the Sun", "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".
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