Rediscovering George Harrison’s superb ‘Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long’ love song

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Pattie Boyd and George Harrison leave little to the imagination as they admire their rose garden in Kinfauns, Surrey, during the waning days of Beatlemania, summer 1969. Image Credit: The Pattie Boyd Collection / Morrison Hotel Gallery
Watch George Harrison enter slide guitar heaven with a lyric video for “Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long,” a catchy, vastly underrated pop song. The former Beatle opts for Keds sneakers and cool sunglasses as he strums an acoustic guitar on the lawn of California entertainment lawyer Abe Somers for the “Living in the Material World” album gatefold package, circa April 1973. Photography by Mal Evans or Barry Feinstein / The Material World Foundation; Video Credit: YouTube user Nowhereman113; Music Credit: Capitol Records
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“How I love you baby…so don’t let me wait too long:” George Harrison radiates warmth in this circa June 1969 photo taken while the Beatles were tracking their final album, the majestic “Abbey Road.” Image Credit: Apple Corps
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George Harrison projects an incredible inner strength in this 1987 “Cloud Nine” era shot, possibly taken on the grounds of his exquisite Friar Park estate in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. Image Credit: The Material World Foundation
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In a calculated parody of da Vinci’s The Last Supper, George Harrison uncorks a wine bottle at a decadent party thrown on the grounds of the mock-Tudor home of California entertainment lawyer Abe Somers for the “Living in the Material World” 1973 LP shoot. Photography by Ken Marcus / The Material World Foundation
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In a calculated parody of da Vinci’s The Last Supper, George Harrison partakes in a fine feast thrown on the lawn of the mock-Tudor home of California entertainment lawyer Abe Somers for the “Living in the Material World” gatefold package circa April 1973. Photography by Mal Evans / The Material World Foundation
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George Harrison and the session cats from 1973’s “Living in the Material World” at the mock-Tudor home of California entertainment lawyer Abe Somers. L to R are Ringo Starr, Jim Horn, Klaus Voormann, Harrison, Nicky Hopkins, Jim Keltner, and Gary Wright. Photography by Ken Marcus / The Material World Foundation
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The striking cover of George Harrison’s third proper solo album, “Living in the Material World,” released on May 30, 1973. The Kirlian photograph of Harrison’s hand clutching a Hindu medallion was taken at UCLA’s parapsychology department. Art Design by Tom Wilkes / Capitol Records
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“Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison,” released on June 16, 2009, is the first project thus far to span the artist’s entire solo catalog, yet the compilers oddly left the fantastic “Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long” off the track listing. Art Design by Drew Lorimer / Capitol Records

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