The Marcus King Band finished up two nights in Atlanta this past week with one show at the Tabernacle and the other at Terminal West. The first night was a late night show that kicked off at midnight and went into the wee hours of the morning.
In the late-night set, Marcus King busted out a cover of the Beatles’ famous track “Dear Prudence.” Marcus kicks the guitar solo up a notch and builds on George Harrison’s licks.
Dear Prudence, recorded in 1968 and included on the White Album, was written about Mia Farrow’s sister, Prudence. Here is Lennon on the background of the song:
Dear Prudence is me. Written in India. A song about Mia Farrow’s sister, who seemed to go slightly barmy, meditating too long, and couldn’t come out of the little hut that we were livin’ in. They selected me and George to try and bring her out because she would trust us. If she’d been in the West, they would have put her away. We got her out of the house. She’d been locked in for three weeks and wouldn’t come out, trying to reach God quicker than anybody else. That was the competition in Maharishi’s camp: who was going to get cosmic first. What I didn’t know was I was already cosmic.
— John Lennon, All We Are Saying
Thanks to Z-man for the recording.
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