The Smithsonian Associates Interview Series on Not Old Better

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates edition, on KSCW.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and it is so great to be with you following another excellent Community Chat with Gary Cohen.  We have a really neat show today here on KSCW, very fun and exciting, with our guests today, Beatles historians Kenneth Womack and Jason Kruppa.  We’ll be talking about George Harrison, All Things Must Pass, Beatles music and Womack and Kruppa’s new book about George Harrison and Eric Clapton, ‘Harrison and Clapton and other Assorted Love Songs’. Womack and Kruppa will appear via Zoom at Smithsonian Associates Dec 9, and for more details, please check out our web site for more details.  But, we have them today here on The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates edition.

The tumultuous friendship between George Harrison and Eric Clapton shaped not only their lives and careers but the shifting face of rock music in the early 1970s.

Beatles expert Ken Womack and music historian Jason Kruppa explore the rock legends’ musical and personal collaboration, friendship, and rivalry. They take a close look at the November 1970 releases 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 while playing with Derek and the Dominos. These albums helped to push rock ’n’ roll out of the dreamy idealism of the 1960s into the wild and expansive new reality of the 1970s.       

Womack and Kruppa’s multimedia presentation provides vivid details about the albums’ creation, highlighting the production of one classic song after another. It also recalls a love triangle for the ages, involving Clapton, Harrison, and Harrison’s wife Pattie Boyd.

Please join me in welcoming to the Not Old Better Show on KSCW via internet phone, Kenneth Womack and Jason Kruppa.

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