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Spotlight: George Harrison (1969) “Wah Wah.” In the last years of the Beatles, George was feeling the loss of attention from his “big brother,” John.

At this time Yoko claimed most of Lennon’s time and interest.

Paul was said to have song arrangements worked out before anyone walked into the studio.

All of this frustrated  George, and showed itself in some of the songs he wrote, including “Wah Wah.” It was the first composition to be recorded for the “All Things Must Pass” triple disc album.

Sounds as if it was “the Quiet” Beatle’s declaration of independence. Harrison said the “wah wah” was a foot-pedal for guitarists or, “a headache.”

Biographers point to the “artifice” surrounding the Beatles as perhaps the most true meaning of the song’s phrase.

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Posted by Goodhelp

Retired rocket scientist and part-time brain surgeon. Ok, I also took some time out (four years!) to serve in the US Navy as a journalist. Continued a radio career in Seattle and southern California. Streaming radio and assorted podcasting keeps me busy. What a strange trip it’s been and continues to be!