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Rare images of The Beatles

George Harrison and Pattie Boyd, 1965 - colour edit requested by way-beyond-compare! Photo: Henry Grossman - Places I Remember, My Time With the Beatles

The Fool is a 1964 Gibson SG guitar, painted for Eric Clapton by the Dutch design collective of the same name. One of the world's best-known guitars, it symbolizes the psychedelic era. Clapton used the guitar extensively while playing with Cream and it was an essential element of his famed "woman tone","a sweet sound… more like the human voice than the guitar". It is exemplified in the opening and the guitar solo of "Sunshine of Your Love".

“We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you’d never hold hands. I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment about 10 days from his death. We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming. He was my little baby brother, almost, because I’d known him that long”. - Paul McCartney talking about George’s death

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Clapton at the Crossroads: 'The Guitar Is in Safe Hands'

Eric Clapton - Blues is when wisdom begins to speak.


The Beatles in color: Unseen photos

George Harrison with girlfriend and later wife, Pattie Boyd, 1965.