George Harrison performs on a Jack Bruce session

Morgan Studios, London
Producer: Felix Pappalardi

George Harrison had previously written the song Badge with Eric Clapton and recorded it with Cream in 1968. When Cream split, however, he remained on good terms with all the former members.

On this occasion Harrison accepted an invitation to perform on singer and bassist Jack Bruce’s debut solo album. He is said to have arrived an hour early for the session, and recorded a rhythm guitar part for the song Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out Of Tune.

The album was Songs For A Tailor, which was released later in 1969. Harrison’s guitar part became largely buried in the mix, but performed some distorted chords as part of the backing track.

For contractual reasons Harrison’s name didn’t appear on the album credits. Instead, the pseudonym he had used for the recording of Badge, L’Angelo Misterioso, made a reappearance.

Last updated: 16 October 2011
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