Once, when Beatles were recording a new song of theirs, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, they were disturbed by a profusely hung-over youngster Eric Clapton, who, having lost control of his actions, grabbed George Martin’s guitar and played a solo on it. George declared that he wasn’t about to spend his own money on recording the song over again, and Beatles were forced to leave the recording as it was, with Clapton’s solo in the middle of it.
Paul McCartney then asked Clapton: when had the youngster gotten so drunk?
— Yesterday! — answered Eric Clapton.
“Yesterday…” — thought McCartney. — “Why, that’s not a bad title for a new song!”
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Exler about Beatles
From Alex Exler’s blog (in Russian):