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QUIET BEATLE... AND THE TAXMAN
George Harrison died of cancer at the age 58 last November in Los Angeles.
Best known for his work as lead guitarist for The Beatles, the "quiet Beatle",
as many will remember him, is the brain behind such hits as "Here comes
the sun," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Something," "I Me Mine," and
Earlier songs were "just any words I could think of," he once said in an
interview. The more autobiographical one came much later, during his Post-Beatles
solo career. But if one song, in his Fab Four area, is autobiographical,
it's perhaps "Taxman" from the Revolver album.
George Harrison composed "Taxman," with a little help from his friend John
Lennon, in 1966, after The Beatles took a closer look at what they owed
Her Majesty's tax collectors. "Taxman was [written] when I first realized
that even though we had started earning money, we were actually giving
most of it away in taxes. It was and still is typical," said Harrison in
a 1980 interview.
As our way of remembering Mr. Harrison, QL offers this anti-tax
anthem, written when Britain had a 95% top tax rate – thus, the lyrics
"one for you, nineteen for me".