Album: Extra Texture (1975)
Charted: 38 20

Songfacts®:

  • There are many songs called simply "You," but Harrison wrote this one in 1970, although it was not released for five years. In an in-depth interview and review of his new album with Ray Coleman in the September 6, 1975 issue of Melody Maker, Harrison said this song was written for Ronnie Spector, who was then married to Phil Spector. The two were scheduled to co-produce, but this never happened. There could be many possible reasons for this.

    In February 2003, Spector murdered Lana Clarkson in bizarre circumstances, but thirty years before that he was alleged to have pulled a gun on John Lennon. Phil Spector married Veronica Bennet in 1968, but he appears to have developed some bizarre obsession, literally holding her a prisoner in his mansion. She had to physically escape, in 1972, and the two were divorced.
  • "You" has a jazzy feel to it, and features Leon Russell on piano. Running to 3 minutes 44 seconds, it was released as a single on the Apple label backed by "World Of Stone". Ronnie Spector joins Harrison on vocals. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Bryan B from New Orleans Beautiful song I had forgotten about or forgot it was George Harrisons's
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