Yesterday we had our 1,000th visitor to the blog. I truly appreciate everyone that reads the blog and will continue to work hard to provide you with posts that will make you want to keep coming back.
As we move forward please help by spreading the word to your friends and co-workers that enjoy music. Thanks again to everyone and here is your bonus post!
As you will remember, when we talked about Poco Randy Meisner was kicked out the band before the first Poco album was released. Randy landed on his feet and became part of Ricky Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band. This historic video highlights a couple of Ricky Nelson songs from around 1970, with Randy in the band.
We will hear a lot more about Randy in later posts in The California Sound series.
George Harrison, of the Beatles. Kudos to Gerard who posted a comment with the correct answer!
George help Eric write the song and played guitar on the recording. He was initially not given a writing credit for the song on the record and his guitar on the song was credited to “L’Angelo Misterioso” due to contractual issues.
Interestingly enough, Eric played the lead guitar part on While My Guitar Gently Weeps, George’s best song on the Beatles White album. I guess turnabout was fair play!
To say that George and Eric had an amazing friendship is a true under statement. Not many friendships could survive one of the friends “stealing” the other’s wife but that is exactly what happened when Eric wooed George’s wife Patty away from him. Some of Eric’s best songs were written about Patty including this one.
Before we wrap this up, let’s listen to Badge one more time. The video that goes with this one has some great pictures of George, Eric, and Patty in all all possible combinations.
RIP George and Duane!