George Harrison's Priceless Reaction to Selling a Billion Records


Bad Company and Free drummer Simon Kirke has had an amazing career. At any given time, somewhere in the world, his music is being played on the radio.

But he would be the first to tell you about how The Beatles are one a completely different level. After all, the Fab Four inspired him to pick up music in the first place!

Kirke, however, is somewhat rarely positioned as a fan of The Beatles who later became a friend. During a live broadcast with Q104.3's Ken Dashow, Kirke shared a priceless anecdote about George Harrison. Watch it above!

As Kirke tells it, he was at a small New Year's Eve gathering with Harrison in the mid-1970s when Harrison's assistant delivered a package from EMI, The Beatles' record label at the time, during the festivities.

Harrison opened the package to reveal a solid gold telegram congratulating him on the sale of his "billionth record."

After examining the certificate for a moment, as the room quieted Harrison remarked, "Hmm, that'll make a nice paper weight."

Kirke also performed a cover of one of George Harrison's best-known Beatles tunes, "Something."

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