All Those Years Ago by George Harrison was released in the United States on May 11, 1981, with Writing’s on the Wall as the B side. The song – a tribute to John Lennon after his murder in December 1980 – was a single from Harrison’s ninth studio album, Somewhere in England.
All Those Years Ago spent three weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the United Kingdom, it reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song includes performances by Ringo Starr on drums, and Paul McCartney, who overdubbed backing vocals onto the basic track. It was the first time that Harrison, McCartney, and Starr had appeared on the same recording since the Beatles’ I Me Mine in 1970, and the last time they would appear together until Free As a Bird in 1995.