On the first day of each spring, I like to play some version of George Harrison’s Here Comes the Sun because it perfectly captures the joy of emerging from winter, even when the winters have been so mild as the last two have been in Cleveland. Of course, the first official day of spring was this past Monday but I sneer at being bound by calendars. For me, the first day of spring has to feel warm, sunny, have no snow on the ground, and be late enough in the year so that even though it will snow again, that snow will quickly disappear within a day or so.
Today is the first day that meets all those criteria so here’s George in a live performance at the second annual Prince’s Trust concert in 1987, accompanied by an all-star band consisting of, among others, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Elton John, and Eric Clapton. (The ‘Prince’ in this case is not the singer but Prince Charles.)