The first day of spring – in more ways than one for me. Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles seems to be the best way of welcoming in the brand new season.
Although the song has been covered recently by Gary Barlow, it was originally written by George Harrison, one of his best-known Beatles contributions.
Harrison wrote Here Comes The Sun in 1969 during a turbulent time: he had quit the band temporarily, he was arrested for marijuana possession, and he had his tonsils removed. He sums up the song in his autobiography:
“Here Comes the Sun was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: ‘Sign this’ and ‘sign that’. Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it.
“So one day I decided I was going to leave Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton’s house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric Clapton’s acoustic guitars and wrote Here Comes the Sun.”
George Harrison, The Beatles
‘No more’ can be one of the most releasing things! Goodbye winter, and hello spring…