The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #7: “My Sweet Lord”- George Harrison. After the break up of The Beatles became official in early 1970- the first Beatle to have a solo #1 hit single wasn’t John Lennon or Paul McCartney but The Quiet Beatle- George Harrison. ‘My Sweet Lord” was the first single off of his fantastic All Things Must Pass album released in late 1970. George would go on to have a total of three #1’s and 13 Top 40 hits but “My Sweet Lord” is the song from his solo career that he is most identified with. George wrote “My Sweet Lord” in late 1969- The Beatles hadn’t broken up yet and since he had no plans at the time on making a solo album- his friend Billy Preston became the first to record the song.
George wrote “My Sweet Lord” in praise of the Hindu god Krishna. The recording was produced by Phil Spector and it does feature the famous Spector Wall of Sound and also the recording features George’s slide guitar skills.
George did get into some legal issues over “My Sweet Lord” in 1976 he was found to hve subconsciously plagiarised the Chiffons song “He’s So Fine.”