Mike Love of the Beach Boys was a close friend and colleague of the late George Harrison, and to honor Harrison’s birthday today (February 25) a previously-unheard recording has been premiered.
Below, listen to Pisces Brothers, a song said to be inspired by Love’s trip with the Beatles in 1968 to visit the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:
Said Love in a statement about the song, and Harrison’s birthday:
As you all know, February 25th would have been the 71st birthday of George Harrison. George and I had shared many life experiences together, some of my most cherished moments in life especially the time spent with George and his band mates at Maharishi’s Academy in Rishikesh, India. George and I felt that the pursuit of spiritual knowledge more than balanced our lives as musicians. We found that practicing TM provided us with an inner peace that enhanced our music. Once one found inner peace, there was no reason to look to substances for the purpose of reaching an altered state of consciousness.
This song, Pisces Brothers, I wrote many years ago reminiscing about my time spent with George. I know that it has been bootlegged in the market, but for me, celebrating the birthday of a dear friend along with the 50Th Anniversary of an incredible body of music he helped create is truly worthy of an official release. George, my Pisces Brother, you will never be forgotten. Happy Birthday and Happy 50th Anniversary.
With Love and deep respect…ML
Happy birthday, George!