Daylight Video

On this day twelve years ago, George Harrison died at the age of 58. Here he is with Eric Clapton in Japan, performing a song he wrote that appeared on the UK version of Rubber Soul in 1965, “If I Needed Someone.”

Actually, this song of George’s was first recorded by the Hollies. Here’s their version:

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.