Religious Rock Top Ten: My Sweet Lord (#9)
By Four Walls
November 23, 2022 11:00am CST
In honor of the religious holidays in the next few weeks I’m counting down my favorite hits that have a religious theme to them. When I announced this countdown there were probably two songs that came to mind immediately. I used one (“Spirit in the Sky”) yesterday. Here’s the other obvious one. #9: My Sweet Lord - George Harrison Which makes you wonder, what are the other eight songs? This song has nothing Bright about it (George Harrison, “This Song”) You all probably know that Bright Music sued George Harrison over this song, claiming it was plagiarized from the Chiffons’ hit “He’s So Fine” (which Bright held the copyright for). It’s sad that Harrison’s biggest hit, and the first #1 song by a former Beatle, has that big honkin’ asterisk by it. You all also probably know that the Beatles made a trip to India in 1967 to visit the Maharishi Yogi. Harrison had become very interested in what we in the west call “Eastern religions.” To his credit, it wasn’t a passing fad (the way modern superstars get in the news for changing religions the way most people change socks). It also gave rock and roll a religious classic. My Sweet Lord Written by George Harrison Recorded by George Harrison From All Things Must Pass, 1970 I really want to see you:
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• East Tawas, Michigan
@FourWalls The seventies music as all good, everything produced was great! Remember the college kid, he wrote a song for his music class, "Everlasting Love." That was wonderful! "Bridge over Troubled Water", another favorite.
• United States
@LindaOHio — so I’ve seen. I’m worried about the fact that they already have an “enhanced” risk for severe weather in the ArkLaTex area for Tuesday. When they issue that severe (level 3 out of 5) that far in advance there’s trouble brewing. I certainly don’t want to see a repeat of December 10 this year…not in Kentucky, not anywhere. But yes, I’m enjoying it while we have it. Great weather this time of year is fleeting so you bet I celebrate every delicious degree of warmth.