The well-known rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton shared a post on his official Instagram page announcing a collaboration with the Beatles’ deceased lead guitarist George Harrison, with whom he had quite an interesting history.
As you may remember, Eric Clapton and George Harrison were the two sides of a famous love triangle including the English photographer Pattie Boyd. Clapton fell in love with Boyd while she was married to his friend, George Harrison. After George and Pattie got divorced, Eric got married to his friend’s ex-wife which was also a failed marriage after all.
According to Eric Clapton’s recent announcement, a remake of George Harrison’s song ‘Be Here Now’ will be out and proceeds will benefit Clapton’s foundation ‘Turn Up For Recovery.’ ‘Be Here Now’ is a song by Harrison which was released with his 1973 album ‘Living in the Material World.’ The song has received critical attention for its dreamlike sound and the quality of Harrison’s acoustic guitar playing.
‘Turn up for Recovery’ was founded by Eric Clapton and his wife, Melia Clapton, and aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackle the stigma of addiction, and help to make treatments affordable to people struggling with substance addiction. The community organizes fundraising gigs and events all over the world to talk about abstinence-based recovery and raise funds to help provide treatment for those in need.
Their latest project was announced by Eric Clapton through his recent Instagram post in which he revealed a remake of George Harrison’s ‘Be Here Now’ will be released and all the proceeds will go to ‘Turn Up For Recovery’ to benefit the charity rehab.
Here is what Clapton said:
“T-2 days until you can get your hands on the 7” single of George Harrison’s song ‘Be Here Now’ by Doyle Bramhall feat. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks part of Record Store Day U.S Black Friday!
100% of proceeds go to Turn Up 4 Recovery to benefit those in need at Crossroads Centre, Antigua, the charity rehab founded by Eric Clapton. #turnupforrecovery is a charitable movement founded by #MeliaClapton Changing Lives One Gig At A Time.”
As you may know, on November 29, 2001, The Beatles star George Harrison passed away at the age of 58 after a long treatment of a cancerous growth from one of his lungs and after a brain tumor.
You can see the Instagram post below.