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Syndicated radio show celebrates anniversary of Cloud Nine
[Posted by Adam Forrest on Monday, 11/19/12 11:58 am] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

North American syndicatedRock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands presents an encore with music legend George Harrison this week on the 25th anniversary of his dazzling November 1987 comeback album Cloud Nine.

Harrison, affectionately referred to as the "quiet Beatle", was far from a wallflower creatively. The first Beatle to go solo, by 1982 George had wound down his musical career, choosing to produce movies instead and living a very private life. But in the Fall of 1987, he released Cloud Nine, his most successful album in 15 years.

Harrison's new collaborator Jeff Lynne seemed to act as a creative catalyst, getting George to embrace his Beatles past, but with a modern approach, producing songs "When We Was Fab" and the # 1 "Got My Mind Set On You". Harrison told program host Redbeard how he became aware of Jeff Lynne.

"You know I just liked the idea of ELO. There was a part of it that annoyed me, but I really secretly loved it because it carried on, in a way, the Beatle thing. It fused it into the old Rock'n'Roll, and Jeff has got a skill of having all these little bits, nice little bits all strung together. So I was aware of him for a long time, but I'd never knew him, never met him until during the years I was Howard Hughes!"

George Harrison Cloud Nine-InTheStudio program is available now streaming live here. For more information on how to hear this program on a radio station near you, check out

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