Readers Poll Results: George Harrison's 10 Best Beatles Songs
The results of our latest readers poll: George Harrison's 10 best Beatles songs.
06. If I Needed Someone (1965)
In 1964, Harrison appeared in A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles' first film, playing a 12-string Rickenbacker. Jim (later Roger) McGuinn saw the movie and bought a 12-string Rickenbacker of his own. McGuinn later recorded "The Bells of Rhymney" with The Byrds in 1965. Harrison heard "The Bells of Rhymney" and decided to write a song -- "If I Needed Someone" -- that featured a similar guitar figure, also played on a 12-string Rickenbacker.
Is that life imitating art -- or the other way around?
The video below features The Beatles performing the song live in Japan in 1966, the last year they toured.
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