The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #12: ‘Give Me Love [Give Me Peace On Earth}- George Harrison. The #1 hit from George’s follow up to his great All Things Must Pass album- arrived in the spring of 1973. The album as a whole was criticized for being overly religious and received mixed reviews at the time. Over the years critics have been kinder and now tend to look at the album as a minor masterpiece. I agree- while it is maybe disappointing when compared to All Things Must Pass- it’s a pretty good album- and this single was well deserving of being the big hit it was. One of the highlights of the song which stick with you is the slide guitar solos of George.
During the period when George wrote the song he was devoted to helping refugees of the Bangladesh Liberation War- highlighted by the two benefit concerts he held in New York City and the frustration he was feeling in the business and legal issues afflicting the project.