“Imagine” is one of the most famous songs John Lennon released after The Beatles’ breakup. During an interview, George Harrison said “Imagine” could have been a Beatles song. George explained why the Fab Four did not record the number.
George Harrison revealed what he enjoyed about making music without The Beatles
During a 2000 interview with Billboard, George promoted a reissue of All things must pass. George said he made demos for some songs from his solo album All things must pass while The Beatles made leave it. “I mean, I’re probably trying to get them listed among all the usual John and Paul [McCartney] things, ”he remembered.
George discussed the benefits of having a solo career. “For me, it was the great thing about going apart: being able to go out and make my own record and record all these songs that I had stored,” he said. “And also being able to record with all these new people, which was like a breath of fresh air, really.”
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George Harrison said ‘Is not it a sin?’ and John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ would have been Beatles songs if The Beatles did not break
George revealed that he did not intend “Isn’t It a Pity?”, One of the most famous songs from All things must pass, to be one of his solo songs. “No, I mean, this is the funny thing: imagine if The Beatles had gone on and on,” George said. “Well, the songs on All things must pass, maybe some of them I would probably only just manage to do now, you know, with my quota, which I was allowed to [laughs]. “
George made interesting comments about what would have happened to “Isn’t that a shame?” and “Imagine” if The Beatles had not been dissolved. “‘Is not it a shame?’ it would have just been a Beatles song, right? ” he asked hypothetically. “And now it could be said of each of us. ‘Imagine’ would have been a Beatles song, but it was with John’s songs. It just so happened that The Beatles were done. “
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The way the world reacted to ‘Imagine’
“Imagine” became a huge hit. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the hit list for nine weeks. “Imagine” appeared on John’s album of the same name. The album spent a week at the top of the Billboard 200 and a total of 47 weeks on the hit list.
“Imagine” became even more popular in the UK. According to The Official Charts Company, “Imagine” reached # 1 in the UK for four weeks and topped the charts for a total of 42 weeks. In 1988, a double A-side topped “Imagine” and “Jealous Guy” as No. 45 and remained on the hit list for five weeks. In the meantime Imagine hit No. 1 in the UK and spent 101 weeks on the hit list. “Imagine” became a huge hit, even though The Beatles never recorded it.
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