Radio.com Minimation: George Harrison on His Friendship with Eric Clapton

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OnMinimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. This installment is taken from a 1987 interview withGeorge Harrison, where he discusses how his unusual friendship withEric Clapton.

Say your best friend was in love with your spouse. So in love, in fact, that he or she wrote a passionate odeto your spouse that became one of thebiggest hits in rock radio history. Awkward, right? It would pretty tough to stay friends under those conditions, would it not?

But, as well all know, rock stars are a different breed. And so, after a bit of weirdness between George Harrison, who was married to Patti Boyd, and Eric Clapton, who would soon marry her, it was all good. So good, that Harrison was the best man at the Clapton/Boyd wedding, as George…

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