Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thinking about George

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.


  1. Lovely post, Sara. Hard to believe it has been 16 years already.
    I can still remember the shock I felt when I heard the announcement over the radio that morning, even though I knew it was coming. He will always be in my heart.

  2. Lovely words Sara- and it is very interesting what you say about George going above and beyond to in being good to fans. That is a great tribute coming from one who really knows her stuff. Thoughts on this day always with Olivia and Dhani and all George's friends and family. And Loved al the George posts today

  3. Thank you Sara means a lot to me that someone else appreciates George. He has been MY favorite for over 40+ years. It's hard to believe he's been gone for 16 years already, I remember when I heard that he passed I put on ALL THINGS MUST PASS (just the song) and cried it was like losing my best friend. There's not a day that I don't think of him and yesterday was a day of mourning for me because every November 29 I wear his necklace.

  4. George really was a great guy and so sorely missed - all the lads have been "grumpy" at times and I still dislike the title of that referred to George

  5. George looked like a Byzantine Christ in 1971.

  6. appreciate your thoughtful post Sara - loved George since 1964 and am grateful for the time he was here with us