Today (Feb. 25th) would have been George Harrison’s 71st birthday, and to celebrate the former Beatles’ memory, Beach Boys’ Mike Love released a tribute song in his honor.
First written in 2004, Love decided to release the track called “Pisces Brothers” today to commemorate not only Harrison’s birthday anniversary, but the Beatles 50th anniversary of their first U.S. visit.
Love wrote the song inspired by the 1968 trip to India he and George took together to learn of the spiritual teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The song’s title is in reference to the astrological sign the two artists share.
“This being the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America, I wanted to commemorate this incredibly significant trip we all took together to India, at the Maharishi’s invitation,” Love said in a statement via Rolling Stone. “It was enormously influential on all of us, most especially George. The song is really sentimental for me, and meant to honor George Harrison’s remarkable contribution to music. And how, in this one moment in time, we got together, as the song says, not [for] fortune or for fame, but for enlightenment.”
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