Something was written by George Harrison in 1968. The song was first played during The Beatles sessions in 1968. It was later played during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. A demo version recorded in 1969 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. Something was recorded by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios with overdubs recorded at Olympic Sound Studios in London. The recording was produced by George Martin and features Billy Preston on Hammond organ. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road. Something was later released as a single with Come Together on the B-side. The single reached number one on the Billboard chart and number four on the UK Singles chart. A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Blue Jay Way.
The song was part of George Harrison’s repertoire. He performed it live at the Concert For Bangla Desh in 1971. The band included Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, and Leon Russell among others. That version was released on the 1971 album The Concert For Bangla Desh. A live version recorded in Japan in 1991 was released on the album Live In Japan in 1992. That version features Eric Clapton on guitar. George Harrison also performed the song live during his appearance on Rockline in 1988. The song is also part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire. He performed it live at Concert For George in 2002. The band included Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton. That version was released on the 2003 album Concert For George. Other live versions have been released on Back In The U.S. (2002) Back In The World (2003), and Good Evening New York City (2009). The song was performed live by Dhani Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh at A Grammy Salute To The Beatles in 2014.
Now Hear This: Something – George Harrison And Friends (1971)
Something – George Harrison (1992)
Something (demo) – The Beatles (1996)
Something – Paul McCartney (2002)
Something – Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton (2003)
Something – Paul McCartney (2003)
Something/Blue Jay Way (Transition) – The Beatles (2006)
Something – Paul McCartney (2009)