The English guitarist was ready for the solo debut that arrived in the spring of 1972.
The second solo release by the Oklahoma singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and session man supreme.
The 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' concert movie premiered on 22 January 1971, showing Joe Cocker at the peak of his powers.
The UNICEF event featured John and George's first scheduled performance since The Beatles' last concert in 1966, and Lennon's last UK live appearance.
George played on Gary's second solo album, 1971's 'Footprint,' just as Wright had played for Harrison the year before on 'All Things Must Pass.'
The duo's version of 'Only You Know And I Know' outdid the one by its writer, Dave Mason.
After the group's original and versions by everyone from Al Green to Brenda Lee, Joe made the song his own.
Peter Frampton is contributing to the next album by Ringo Starr, just as he did the former Beatle's last studio release, 2015's Postcards From Paradise.