George Harrison – Thirty Three and 1/3 (1976)

History: While George was now free of his EMI contract and had created his own record label, the copyright infringement case for “My Sweet Lord” prevented him from getting started on his new record as quickly as he wanted to. To make matters worse, he also suffered from hepatitis in the middle of recording. But […]

George Harrison – Dark Horse (1974)

History: George’s personal life was a mess by the end of 1973, his marriage was falling apart and he was struggling with drug use. The Beatles partnership was fully dissolved and George went about establishing his own label and helping a couple other recording artists make records before finally returning to do his own. Near […]

Ringo Starr – Goodnight Vienna (1974)

History: Ringo recorded this album in Los Angeles in 1974, not long after John had recorded Walls and Bridges, and also using a lot of the same musicians. John contributed a song (two if you include its reprise) as did Harry Nilsson and Elton John. Ringo also worked with Vini Poncia again on a couple […]

Ringo Starr – Ringo (1973)

History: While Ringo released the singles “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Backoff Boogaloo” in 1971 and ’72, he chose to focus most of the time period on his acting career. By 1973 he was ready to record again, and he called a huge host of friends to help him, including all three former bandmates, Randy […]

John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with Elephant’s Memory plus Invisible Strings – Some Time in New York City (1972)

History: John and Yoko moved to New York City in September of 1971, and very quickly become involved with various protests and political movements across the US. Their activities were enough to make the always paranoid Richard Nixon nervous enough to call for the FBI to start an investigation against them. They wrote songs related […]