Today on ‘Tickets @ 2’ it’s “Something” by The Beatles. It was released as a Double A-side single with “Come Together.” It was the only song written by George Harrison released as a single by The Beatles.
Harrison wrote it during a break while they were working in The White Album. It was thought to be inspired by George’s wife, Patti Boyd, but he claimed he did not have anyone in mind when he wrote it.
This was John Lennon’s favorite song on Abbey Road. Harrison pictured Ray Charles singing it. Charles did eventually cover it.
Twenty-one string players were used in overdubs. As a tribute to George, Paul McCartney played a version on his 2002 tour using a ukulele George had given him.
When you hear “Something” between two and three we’ll take caller #7 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to the 50 and Counting Stones concert Saturday, May 18th at the Honda Center.