Spotlight: George Harrison (1970)
The “B” side to “The Long And Winding Road” was George’s “For You Blue.”
It’s fair to say this tune may well have been inspired by the blue eyed Patti Boyd, George’s eventual wife (and later subject of Eric Clapton’s “Layla.”)
This Beatles double-sided hit climbed to #1 on the US Billboard music chart. Experts say it’s one of the few Beatles songs where every section follows a classic 12-bar blues pattern, as Harrison literally sings this is “the twelve bar blues.” Lennon is playing bottleneck slide using a shotgun shell as the bottleneck.
Phil Spector added an introduction to the song of a Lennon quip from studio tapes: “Queen says no to pot-smoking FBI members.” Single was released May 8, 1970. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_You_Blue