A previously unknown 1968 recording featuring George Harrison and Ringo Starr has been discovered. The Guardian reported the tune, titled, “Radhe Shaam,” was written and produced by journalist Suresh Joshi, and was recorded during the summer of ’68 at London’s Trident Studios when the “Fab Four” were working on “Hey Jude.” The track features Hindi-language vocals by singer Aashish Khan.
Joshi, who is Indian, recalled how he and Harrison came to connect: “I stood out like a sore thumb. . . we started talking about philosophy in general.” He went on to reveal how the Beatles‘ guitarist spoke about his growing dissatisfaction in the group: “He said he was the underdog. . . that he had lost his confidence.”
Joshi premiered the track on BBC radio and explained he rediscovered the tape during the pandemic: “It was lost and found many times. We didn’t have the chance to release it.” He hopes release the song to benefit charity, adding, “Leave it to humanity, that’s what George wanted to do. I hope the fans will love it.”
CHECK IT OUT: “Radhe Shaam” from 1968 featuring Suresh Joshi and Aashish Khan backed by George Harrison and Ringo Starr: