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All things must pass.
27 November 2012
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vonbontee
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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!

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28 November 2012
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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!

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28 November 2012
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Fantastic story Von Bontee!! I'm sharing it with my Beatlemaniac friends!! ahdn_george_08

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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.

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