Renowned Beatles expert Ken Womack and music historian Jason Kruppa explore Harrison and Clapton's musical and personal collaboration, friendship, and rivalry
George Harrison and Eric Clapton embarked upon a singular personal and creative friendship that impacted rock's unfolding future in resounding and far-reaching ways. All Things Must Pass Away: Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs traces the emergence of their relationship from 1968 though the early 1970s and the making of their career-defining albums, both released in November 1970.
Authors Womack and Kruppa devote close attention to the climax of Harrison and Clapton's shared musicianship--the creation of All Things Must Pass, Harrison's powerful emancipatory statement in the wake of the Beatles, and Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, Clapton's impassioned reimagining of his art via Derek and the Dominos--two records that advanced rock 'n' roll from a windswept 1960s idealism into the wild and expansive new reality of the 1970s.
All Things Must Pass Away reveals the foundations of Harrison and Clapton's friendship, focusing on the ways their encouragement and support of each other drove them to produce works that would cast long shadows over the evolving world of rock music. ©2021, 304 pages
Prologue Hammersmith Odeon, December 1964
Chapter 1 The Quiet Beatle
Chapter 2 Abbey Road
Chapter 3 Little Bastard
Chapter 4 Clapton Is God
Chapter 5 The Party's Over
Chapter 6 Harrison Comes Alive
Chapter 7 One Big Sound
Chapter 8 Derek Is Eric
Chapter 9 Miami
Chapter 10 Let It Roll
Epilogue Royal Albert Hall, November 2002