Word of the Week 022521

George Harrison

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Feb. 25 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

It was on this date in 1943, Beatle George Harrison was born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England.

Although often overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney as a songwriter, Harrison created several of the Beatles' biggest hits, including "Here Comes the Sun" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

Largely referred to as the "quiet Beatle" Harrison took a backseat to McCartney, Lennon and, to a certain extent, Ringo Starr. Still, he could be quick-witted, even edgy.

Over time, Harrison's interest in Indian music extended into a yearning to learn more about Eastern spiritual practices.

The Beatles sometimes put some strange words into their songs, but they never used tohubohu.

Maybe they should have.

Does tohubohu mean:

A: A spice common in Eastern foods. "I dare say there's a bit too much tohubohu in me tea," said Ringo. "Might I have a pint of ale instead?"

B: a Japanese musical instrument. Yoko taught John to play the tohubohu, but Paul wanted no part of it.

C: Chaos or utter confusion. The last years of the Beatles were marked with tohubohu as the band members started to go their spate ways.

D: A mythical creature said to live in the mountains of Indian. George thought he saw the tohubohu behind the yogi's hut, but it was just a yak.

Having grown spiritually and musically since the group first started, Harrison, who was feeling the pangs to include more of his material on Beatles records, was clearly uneasy by the group's Lennon and McCartney dominance.

During the Let It Be recording sessions in 1969, Harrison walked out, leaving the band for several weeks before he was coaxed to come back with the promise that the band would use more of his songs on its records.

George Harrison died in 2001 from cancer and because of his belief in Hinduism developed in the mid-1960s his ashes were scattered in the Ganges River by his close family in a private ceremony according to Hindu tradition.

The correct answer to the Word of the Week challenge is "C."