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George Harrison
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Label Dark Horse
Catalogue No. K 17423
Country of Origin England
Release Date 30th July 1979
U.K. Chart Detail : Failed to Chart
Detail : George's thirteenth solo single.
This was the third single to be taken from the "George Harrison" L.P. and was the first picture disc single for George.
In 1978 the Swedish Motor Racer, Gunnar Nilsson died of cancer. This single was released by George to assist in raising money for the "Gunnar Nilsson Cancer Fund", unfortunately I doubt this record helped the cause to much extent as it failed to chart.
The picture disc features the faces of nine legendary Grand Prix racing drivers, firm heroes of George`s in his passion for the sport. From the top, and reading clockwise you can see above,
  • Fangio (Arg) - The oldest ever World Champion at 46 and champ 5 times.
        He had 24 race wins, amassing 278 points from 1950-1958.
  • Jackie Stewart (UK) - World Champion 3 times, 27 race wins, amassing 360 points from 1965-1973.
  • Niki Lauda (Aut) - World Champion 3 times, 25 race wins, amassing 420.5 points from 1971-1985.
  • Jochen Rindt (Aut) - The only ever posthumous World Champion, in 1970 aged 28.
        He died one month before the end of the season at Monza during practise.
  • Jim Clark (UK) - World Champion 2 times, winner of 25 Grand Prix from 1962-1968.
  • Graham Hill (UK) - World Champion 2 times, winner of 14 races, amassing 289 points from 1958-1975
        and father of Damon Hill.
  • Jody Scheckter (SA) - World Champion in 1979
  • Emerson Fittipaldi (Bra) - World Champion 2 times, winner of 14 races, amassing 281 points from 1970-1980.
  • Stirling Moss (UK) - 16 race wins from 1955-1961.

    The B-side featured a "John Player Special" Formula 1 racing car.

    The rear of the packaging of the picture disc single is shown below. It features the lyrics of the A-side and the legend, "Inspired by Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda, and dedicated to the Entire Formula One Circus" and "Special thanks to Jody Scheckter" plus, "In Memory of ronnie Peterson" at the bottom of the page.
    Also in the run-out groove we once again see, "STRAWBERRY".

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