This past Friday marked the 12th anniversary of the death of George Harrison from cancer. He was 58.
It has long been believed that he wrote "Something" for his first wife, Pattie Boyd, but it turns out that the song, off of The Beatles' Abbey Road album, wasn't for her. In a recently unearthed interview from 1993 he says, "I just wrote it, and then somebody put together a video. And what they did was they went out and got some footage of me and Pattie, Paul and Linda, Ringo and Maureen, and John and Yoko, and they just made up a little video to go with it. So then, everybody presumed I wrote it about Pattie, but actually, when I wrote it, I was thinking of Ray Charles... I could hear in my head Ray Charles singing it."
But all is not lost for Pattie -- she still has "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight," which were written for her by her second husband, and Harrison's best friend, Eric Clapton.