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:

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.