Music for Monday: George Harrison, ‘Crackerbox Palace’ (1976)

"I was so young when I was born..." (George Harrison, 'Crackerbox Palace,' 1976)

“I was so young when I was born…” (George Harrison, ‘Crackerbox Palace,’ 1976)

George Harrison’s “Crackerbox Palace” first appeared on the musician’s November, 1976 L.P., Thirty Three & 1/3. The whimsical tune was released as a single in the US in January ’77, where it reached a high of #19 on the Billboard “Hot 100.”

I’ve always liked this song but it’s not one that’s had much of an afterlife on classic rock radio. The official video below was directed by Monty Python’s Eric Idle and filmed on the grounds of Harrison’s Henley-on-Thames, Friar Park mansion. Keep your eyes peeled for appearances by Neil Innes of The Rutles and Harrison’s wife, Olivia (clad in skimpy leather).

George Harrison, ‘Crackerbox Palace’ Official Video, 1976

Previously on Music for Monday: The Undertones, ‘Teenage Kicks’ (1978)

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3 Responses to Music for Monday: George Harrison, ‘Crackerbox Palace’ (1976)

  1. Steve H. says:

    That looks like a hallucination I once had with a 103 degree temperature.

    Notice the appearance of the Pantomine Princess Margaret?

    • David Moore says:

      Sounds like one heck of an hallucination. No, I hadn’t noticed they were doing Princess Margaret.

  2. Steve H. says:

    The Pantomine Princess Margaret was used in several third season Monty Python sketches.