Sunday, February 24, 2008

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: George Harrison

Who? Oh please. George Harrison, MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, author and sitarist best known as the lead guitarist of The Beatles. Following the band's breakup, Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys super group where he was known as both Nelson Wilbury and Spike Wilbury. He was also a film producer, with his production company Handmade Films, involving people as diverse as Madonna and the members of Monty Python. From an initial exposure whilst a member of the Beatles, he maintained a high public profile regarding his religious and spiritual life.
We can't say with unbridled certainty that this is George's red smooth dachshund named 'Ozzy,' but that's the long and short of it all. Surely Mr. Harrison had a dachshund on his mind when he penned these lyrics to Here Come The Sun:

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Happy Birthday Mr. Harrison, and find out more about George Harrison at wikipedia, or listen to him sing and play at youtube.

Have a listen to a live George Harrison version of every dachshund's favorite song, the fantastic Here Comes the Sun, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A very nicely written piece, Joey & Maggie! Here comes the sun, indeed.
Love and miss Mr. Harrison.

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