On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. This installment is taken from a 1987 interview with George Harrison, where he recalled meeting his fellow Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. This minimation was created for Radio.com by MB X McClain.
“I think anything impressed me… in those days!”
By 1987, George Harrison wasn’t impressed with much: after the Beatles called it a day. George made a bunch of solo albums, but by the late ’80s, had slowed down his output considerably, although he’d just returned with Cloud Nine, his first album in five years — a long time between albums back then. That was a top ten album, and yielded the No. 1 hit single, “Got My Mind Set On You.” Another song on the album, “When We Was Fab,” saw him looking back on his days as a member of the Fab Four.
In the interview, Harrison takes umbrage with the way the Beatles’ history was being told. “I think a lot has been written about how John was the big hero. Paul certainly said [Lennon] was our own Elvis. Well, we certainly liked him and loved him like that, but we were all hot to trot.”