Early George Harrison radio interview
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#1 Dec 10, 2010
I recently acquired some reel to reel tape machines from an old Hippy as I needed the spare parts for my tape machines. He threw in about 300 reels of tape. I was trolling through the tapes for about 6 months before I came across another blank unlabelled reel.
I spooled it up and listened to see what was on it. I found a recording of a radio broadcast of an interview with George Harrison from around early 1970s? 1971 or 1972? or so. It is hard to nail down an exact date for it. It goes for over an hour and covers the release of his then new album "All things must pass".
George talks to the announcer about his new songs, the court case over "My sweet Lord" with comments on court proceedings, the formation and planning of Dark Horse records, philosophy and the Beatles breakup and possible reunion plans.
They play several tracks from the upcoming album interdispered with conversation.
I cannot find this interview listed anywhere in archives, transcripts, lists or any other database.
I am in Australia, I do not know from where the tape originated.
It is mono, but in good condition and still plays well.
Is anyone familiar with this interview?
Has anyone ever heard it before?
If anyone has any information on it could they please contact me? at [email protected]
#2 Dec 15, 2010
Come on people. The good folks at George Harrison.com have not seen fit to return my registration emails, so I am left with little alternative than to post publicly about the tape I have found. This is not a joke!
Please let me know if you are aware of the existence of such an interview, it would be appreciated.
#3 Jul 26, 2011
If he is talking about the formation of Dark Horse records and the lawsuit surrounding "My Sweet Lord", then the interview must be between 1974 and 1976. I say this because I believe it was several years after My Sweet Lord was a hit that the lawsuit came about. Also, Dark Horse records released it's first album by a group called "Splinter" around 1974. I hope this info helps a little.
Any plans to share this great find?
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