Song featuring George Harrison and Ringo Starr discovered in attic

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

A song featuring George Harrison and Ringo Starr has been played in public for the first time, after the composer discovered the tape more than 50 years after it was recorded. Suresh Joshi, 77, said he met The Beatles stars when he was recording music for a documentary at London’s Trident Studios in 1968, at the same time as the group was recording Hey Jude.

He said they recorded the song Radhe Shaam together, which was played for the first time at Liverpool Beatles Museum in Mathew Street on Wednesday. Mr Joshi said that when he first met Harrison, who died in 2001, he came across as “very lonely”.

He said: “He was an intellectual figure who looked very successful but was very lonely in the crowd and I just picked up on that. “What he told me at the time is he always felt the underdog in the group.” Mr Joshi said Harrison told him wanted to do something different, so he composed and produced a “rock song in an Indian style”.

Singer Ashish Khan performed the vocals on the track while Harrison played the guitar and Starr offered to accompany on drums. Mr Joshi said: “It was a miracle for me to have big stars like that play for me.”

Harrison was known to have been inspired by Indian music and culture and Mr Joshi said he turned to meditation to give him confidence.

The song was never released as they all moved on to other projects.

Source: Eleanor Barlow/



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