All things must pass. | Page 4 | George Harrison | Fab forum

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
All things must pass.
27 November 2012
6.52pm
vonbontee
Inside a Letterbox
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1775
Member Since:
1 December 2009
Offline
61

Just read a pretty funny anecdote involving George and Phil Collins…

Apparently Phil played congas on "Art of Dying" on a session for All Things Must Pass, but there were no congas in the final mix and he wasn't credited on the album. Years later, when he heard that George was remastering ATMP, he mentioned this to a mutual friend. A few days later, a tape showed up in the mail with a note from George saying "is this you"? Phil played the tape and heard a version of "Art of Dying" with absolutely horrible congas, at the end of which he could hear George saying to Phil Spector "let's try it again without the conga player." Phil was mortified. A few days later, George called and asked if he got the tape. Phil started to say George didn't have to embarrass him like that, but George laughingly interrupted and said that it wasn't really Phil's congas, that he had Ray Cooper play really bad congas on purpose and sent it to Phil as a joke, and that Phil's congas were fine. Phil was finally credited on the ATMP reissue.

More proof that George was possibly the funniest Beatle!

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
28 November 2012
12.12am
Inner Light
Friar Park
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 462
Member Since:
20 December 2010
Offline
62

vonbontee said
Just read a pretty funny anecdote involving George and Phil Collins…

Apparently Phil played congas on "Art of Dying" on a session for All Things Must Pass, but there were no congas in the final mix and he wasn't credited on the album. Years later, when he heard that George was remastering ATMP, he mentioned this to a mutual friend. A few days later, a tape showed up in the mail with a note from George saying "is this you"? Phil played the tape and heard a version of "Art of Dying" with absolutely horrible congas, at the end of which he could hear George saying to Phil Spector "let's try it again without the conga player." Phil was mortified. A few days later, George called and asked if he got the tape. Phil started to say George didn't have to embarrass him like that, but George laughingly interrupted and said that it wasn't really Phil's congas, that he had Ray Cooper play really bad congas on purpose and sent it to Phil as a joke, and that Phil's congas were fine. Phil was finally credited on the ATMP reissue.

More proof that George was possibly the funniest Beatle!

Great Story!

The further one travels, the less one knows
28 November 2012
2.14am
mithveaen
Sitarday's room
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 4678
Member Since:
1 May 2010
Offline
63

Fantastic story Von Bontee!! I'm sharing it with my Beatlemaniac friends!! ahdn_george_08

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
4 December 2012
8.28pm
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator
Forum Posts: 3298
Member Since:
14 April 2010
Offline
64

Thanks Von! That is a great story.

One of the reasons why George is my favorite is his sense of humor. Who else would go through all of that just for a practical joke? I do believe he was the funniest!

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Can buy Joe love! If you're going to buy that song, album, or T-shirt anyway; please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Ahhh Girl, IveJustSeenAFaceo, Annadog40, Mr. Kite
49 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today None
Upcoming Mr Bellamy, Linde

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 7196

mr. Sun king coming together: 6972

mithveaen: 4678

parlance: 3650

MeanMrsMustard: 2803

Ron Nasty: 2518

skye: 2295

IveJustSeenAFaceo: 1964

LongHairedLady: 1891

Von Bontee: 1813

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2332

Moderators: 5

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 33

Topics: 3060

Posts: 110060

Newest Members: ChristianCorl, primadonna paul, Simple Press, Kattatude, El Dorado

Moderators: Ahhh Girl (3347), fabfouremily (2941), Zig (3298), Joe (3210), Ellie (1)

Administrators: Joe (3210)