George Harrison’s role in The Beatles was a simple one to begin with. He was the unique guitarist who stood behind the principal songwriters of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, ready to harmonise at the drop of a hat. But by 1969 things had changed.
Harrison had found his musical chops and was now keen to enact his songwriting skill on the Fab Four’s records. It was not met with enthusiasm from John and Paul. It would lead to Harrison temporarily quitting the band and after storming out of the Get Back sessions. Harrison would prove his detractors wrong and write one of the best tracks in the band’s extensive back catalogue.
George Harrison had begun to work out his musical style by the turn of 1969. Having spent much of the latter part of the previous year with Bob Dylan and The Band, working on tracks like ‘I’d Have You Anytime’, and with his work on The Beatles so widely loved, Harrison had hope for the future of the Fab Four.