Stevie Nicks Reveals Co-Writing George Harrison Solo Classic
Newly released is the epic biography about "The Quiet Beatle," titled George Harrison: Behind The Locked Door. Author Graeme Thomson breaks new ground in every era of Harrison's life -- especially his post-Beatles solo career. Among the many revelations in the book is that although uncredited, Stevie Nicks co-wrote "Here Comes The Moon" -- Harrison's 1979 sequel to his Abbey Road classic, "Here Comes The Sun."
Nicks was interviewed for Behind The Locked Door and shed light on the one-off songwriting session in 1978 between the pair in Hawaii, with Nicks and Harrison sharing a mutual friend in local restaurateur Bob Longhi. Nicks recalled, "We were writing a sort of parody of 'Here Comes The Sun.' Longhi was saying, 'You guys are always writing about the moon instead of the sun,' and I said, that's because by then we were all night birds. We just hung out and wrote and sang and talked. I had been famous for not even quite three years and we were talking with George about being famous and what it meant and you had to give up."
By the early-'80s, George Harrison had semi-retired from the music business, feeling both dispirited by the changing pop trends and the machine that went into promoting it: "I just felt there was no point, really. And from what I could see, the way the music was that was out there; I couldn't relate to it, and I just thought, 'I've got a lot of other things to do, I might as well have a rest."
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