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The Acoustic Guitar Artistry of The Beatles' George Harrison

Of the four Beatles, George Harrison brought to the group an assortment of electric and acoustic guitar approaches, flavors influenced by everyone from Chet Atkins and Carl Perkins to the Byrds and Bob Dylan.Harrison’s pioneering use of the Rickenbacker 360/12 electric 12-string on songs like “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Ticket to Ride” added another dimension to the sound of Beatles music and... …

Hear Eric Clapton's Isolated Guitar from "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

On September 6, 1968, guitarist Eric Clapton entered Abbey Road Studio Two in London to overdub lead guitar onto a newly recorded Beatles song called "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."During the recording of The Beatles (aka the White Album), Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Ringo Starr were getting on each other's nerves. To lighten the mood a bit, Harrison asked his friend Clapton to... …

Hear The Beatles' Isolated "Revolution" Guitar Track

Even though most of the Beatles' music is no longer readily available on YouTube, you can still find the odd nugget or two. Like this one, for instance: the isolated guitar track from "Revolution," the John Lennon-penned B-side of "Hey Jude," which was released as a single August 26, 1968.At the time this track was recorded, distortion was well established as an electronic effect for guitarists... …

Exploring Eric Clapton's Collaborations with The Beatles

In the late Sixties, the Beatles and Eric Clapton kicked off a nearly five-decade-long tradition of recorded collaborations. Sure, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"—the only official EMI Beatles recording Clapton ever played on—is an undisputed highlight, but Slowhand's fretwork also graces recordings by all four solo Beatles. In fact, the former Yardbird and Bluesbreaker is the only guitarist... …

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