|Photo scanned from Sara Schmidt's photo collection|
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I hope you all enjoy the George photos for today. It is sad when I think just how long George has been gone. I feel honored to have been alive and a Beatles fan for part of the time that George was on this earth.
I always loved George, but for a long time I could never really relate to him. I didn't quite get the spiritual stuff and I didn't really care for the Indian music. I always thought George was pretty funny, but he also could come across as grumpy. I thought he was an amazing lead guitarist but he just seemed a little quiet for me to really get to "know."
Since I began this site in 2009, my views on George Harrison have changed. Much to my surprise, I have learned that out of the four Beatles, George was the one that went above and beyond for his fans even up until his death. He stopped and talked to fans in his doorway at both of his houses and often times invited fans into his home for tea or soft drinks. He posed for countless photos and signed thousands of autographs. George would speak to the fans that were waiting on the steps of EMI or Apple. Not that the other three were mean to the the fans, but I have read so many stories about George going above and beyond what he had to do as a famous person.
By learning this about George, it has made me listen to his music with new ears. View his interviews a little differently. And just in general appreciate him more than I ever have before.