The Beatles’ ‘Here Comes The Sun’ Surpasses One Billion Streams


George Harrison's 1969 Abbey Road Beatles classic "Here Comes The Sun" has just surpassed one billion streams on Spotify. USA Today explained the reason for the delay in hitting the magic number for what's easily been the "Fab Four"s biggest streaming hit in the digital age: "The Beatles were among the holdouts when it came to online distribution of music, not making the band's music available on iTunes until 2010. The Beatles' studio albums landed on Spotify and other streaming services on December 24th, 2015."

One of George Harrison's closest friends, Eric Clapton, recalled being on hand to witness the birth of "Here Comes The Sun": ["It was one of those beautiful spring mornings, and I think it was April, and we were just walking through the (laughs) garden with our guitars — and that, I don't do that! Y'know, I only ever do. . . This is what George brought to the situation. He was just a magical guy and he would show up with his guitar, get out of the car with the guitar, and come in and you'd start playing. And we walked around the garden and sat down at the bottom of the garden, looking out and the sun was shining and it was a beautiful morning and he started to sing 'Here Comes The Sun.' The opening lines, y'know?"] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . opening lines y'know)