Ever Heard Of The Mystery Bass Track From George Harrison’s 1968 Hit
You Can’t Un-hear It
Fans of The Beatles have long discussed and debated the mystery bass in one of George Harrison’s finest compositions – “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. It’s a pretty simple question, but the answer is far more complex.
Who played bass in the classic hit?
For most of their songs, it was Paul McCartney who took over the bass duties. And so it’s understandable that some people believed it was also him who played bass on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” It’s a fair assumption. However, that’s not true in this case. The video below delves deep into the history of the song including how Harrison stepped out of the shadow of the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership and created this masterpiece.
There were several incidents that took place before The Beatles lay down the recording in the studio. At the time, of course, there was infighting, endless arguments, and walkouts. It was no secret that tension was high among the members.
As for Harrison, he was experimenting with various studio techniques.
So the question remains – who was on bass?
We won’t spoil anything for you because there’s more to it than just a name. Watch the video below and prepare to be blown away.