Ep. #6: Featuring George Krikes on Guitar and Vocals
When we gathered for 1965/ALIVE, George Krikes, the smooth guitarist with the velvet voice, transported us back decades. For this In A Minute! (...Or Two), we asked George to record one of the most iconic Beatles songs (and there are many!) in his home. He did so just for us.
In 1962, The Beatles auditioned for Decca Records, but they were rejected! A year later, Capitol Records took interest and released "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" making history with the Fab Four. To this day, that song remains one of their 20 #1 hits.
The Beatles only wrote and performed together for eight years. Believe it or not, by 1968 their fame was fading, but the first release on their new Apple Record label produced a remarkable comeback. The single: "Hey Jude"—another #1 hit. What is now an anthem began as a song written by Paul McCartney for John Lennon's son Julian.
A note from George
"I love the song 'Hey Jude'. What better song to help remind us that, even during hard times, we have to take control of our own happiness. So let it out, and let it in. Hey Jude, BEGIN!" - George Krikes