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OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)

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Subject: Beatles' George Harrison
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:23 AM

Aw crap.

Per CNN, George Harrison died 29th November, in the afternoon, in Los Angeles, at a friend's home, with family present. Cancer. A private service is said to have already been held.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Amergin
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:35 AM

well...shit....at least he is in no more pain....


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:36 AM

From:

http://www.cnn.com/2001/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/30/harrison.obit/

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Beatle George Harrison dies of cancer

November 30, 2001 Posted: 3:25 AM EST (0825 GMT) LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- George Harrison, the lead guitarist in the astonishing 1960s cultural phenomenon known as the Beatles, died on Thursday at age 58.

Harrison passed away at a friend's Los Angeles home after a battle with cancer.

Harrison provided lead guitar -- sometimes energetic, sometimes moving -- in the Beatles' many hits, while evolving into a songwriter in his own right who would deliver some of the band's best-known tunes.

Despite his success, his career and talent were often eclipsed by the shadows of Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

George Harrison was The Quiet One. The Shy One. The Serious One. The Sad One. Not a Lennon, not a McCartney.

But Harrison was so much an influence on the music of the Beatles his contribution to the success of the world's most famous group cannot be underestimated.

He was the man who, egged on by his first wife, Patti Boyd, brought Indian mysticism and meditation to the Fab Four.

He was the man whose rockabilly playing on lead guitar underpinned all those early Beatles hits and whose wistful, lyrical style later forged the psychedelic sound of the late 60s.

His life contained many contradictions.

Despite his reputation as the quiet one of the four, Monty Python's Eric Idle remarked that Harrison never stopped talking. He seemed like a melancholy man, but was known to make terrific wisecracks.

He was a spiritual man who liked Formula 1 motor racing. A rock star who was never happier than spreading fertilizer on his garden. He even dedicated his autobiography "I Me Mine" (1982) "to all gardeners everywhere."

Skiffle, rockabilly, and stardom
George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Wavertree, Liverpool, one of three children of a bus driver and a housewife. He attended Dovedale Primary School, two years below John Lennon, and Liverpool Institute, one year below Paul McCartney.

His rebellious streak was shown when he defied school rules to grow long hair and wear jeans, something that didn't go down well with his strict Roman Catholic parents. Yet his mother bought him a guitar and he and his brother Peter formed a skiffle group.

A more important musical friendship was with Paul McCartney. The two of them caught the same bus to school and found they had guitars, Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy and Lonnie Donegan in common.

McCartney introduced him to his group The Quarrymen, but Harrison's age -- 14 -- meant it was some time before he became a regular member of the group.

"I never asked to be famous, I just wanted to be successful," he would say later.

By the time he was 16, Harrison joined The Quarrymen, led by John Lennon. While musicians moved in and out of the group, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison provided the foundation of the band that went on to achieve incredible fame and wealth.

By the early 1960s, the musicians had changed their group's name to the Beatles, and their relentless touring gave birth to the delirium called Beatlemania in Great Britain and Germany.

By 1963, with the addition of drummer Ringo Starr, the backing of manager Brian Epstein and the recording of the group's first hits -- "Love Me Do," and"Please Please Me" -- the Beatles were a raging success in their homeland.

On top of his craft
By the first part of 1964, the Beatles -- with their mop tops and sharp suits -- had invaded the United States. Beatlemania hit the U.S. hard with the Beatles' appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on February of that year.

The Beatles were always influencing one another. Harrison got the others interested in Eastern mysticism in the mid-1960s.

They wrote melodic, harmonious pop tunes like "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You" -- tunes that altered the direction of rock 'n' roll while offering a soundtrack to baby- boom youth and the 1960s. As the Fab Four toured and held concerts in the United States, those songs could scarcely be heard above the sounds of screaming fans.

Through it all, it was McCartney, Lennon and Starr who came up with the quick quips to serve the press. It was Harrison who played along, always turning to his guitar to learn more about the craft.

He did take time for another partnership during this period. In 1964, while making the zany film "A Hard Day's Night," he met a teen-age model, Patti Boyd, with one line in the film ("Prisoners?"). They married in 1965.

As the Beatles pushed the envelope of rock 'n' roll, Harrison's influence was evident. He learned how to play sitar, which helped propel the Beatles through their psychedelic period that included the decade-defining album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Harrison also pushed for more of his songs to be included on Beatles releases.

One story from Beatle legend tells of how he continually played an early version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" to McCartney and Lennon, and they continually voted that it wasn't up to snuff. Harrison responded by taking the song to friend Eric Clapton, who composed the song's poignant, pining riff.

The Beatles included "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on one of their 1968 release, "The Beatles" (also known as the "White Album"), and it's come to be a standard of late Beatles fare.

Other classics by Harrison: "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something."

Harrison was the first Beatle to contribute to a project outside the band, offering songs on the movie soundtrack "Wonderwall Music." After the band's infamous breakup, he was the first to release a solo record -- 1970's "All Things Must Pass," a Phil Spector- produced album with the single "My Sweet Lord."

The group's hesitancy in recording Harrison songs was cited as one reason for his discontent. He later said, "The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles in 1963. The second biggest break was getting out of them."

Harrison was later sued by the publisher of the 1962 Chiffons' hit "He's So Fine," which bears a striking resemblance to "My Sweet Lord." A court ruled that Harrison "subconsciously" borrowed from the song, and he paid over $1.5 million.

Still, "My Sweet Lord" was the first single by a former Beatle to top the charts.

Other directions
Harrison also has the distinction of organizing rock's first major charity fund-raiser, an all-star event called "The Concert for Bangladesh." Staged as two shows at New York's Madison Square Garden in 1971, it helped raise money for the famine-ravaged nation, and inspired similar concerts like Live Aid and Farm Aid in the 1980s.

Harrison's brooding nature worked itself into some of his work. His 1974 recording "Dark Horse" was fueled by the collapse of his marriage to Patti Boyd, who had been pursued by his friend Eric Clapton. In the mid-1970s, Harrison met his second wife Olivia, an assistant in the merchandizing department at A&M records. They had a son, Dhani, in 1978. (Clapton and Boyd later married and divorced.)

Harrison also delved into movie producing. His company Handmade Films helped bring Monty Python's "Life of Brian" (1979) and "Time Bandits" (1981) to the big screen.

In 1981, in the wake of John Lennon's murder at the hands of a crazed fan, Harrison released "Somewhere in England," which included the song "All Those Years Ago." McCartney and Starr were also heard on the popular single.

In 1987, he released "Cloud Nine," featuring a rendition of a Rudy Clark gospel song called "Got My Mind Set on You," which reached No. 1 on U.S. charts.

During the late '80s, Harrison also branched out with friends and fellow musicians Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison to form the Traveling Wilburys, a band that released two albums that reached platinum status.

But through all of his success away from the Beatles, Harrison -- as well as McCartney and Starr -- was constantly hounded by the question of whether or not the Beatles would reunite.

Harrison used to respond to the query with something along the lines of, "The Beatles will not reunite as long as John Lennon is dead."

Though late in his life Harrison lived in relative seclusion in a large estate in Oxfordshire, southern England, he almost suffered the same fate as Lennon. In 1999, he was attacked in his mansion by a psychotic. He had a lung punctured by the stabbing and it was said that only the prompt action by his wife Olivia, who hit the intruder over the head with a poker and a table lamp, saved his life.

Harrison suffered 10 stab wounds. The defendant was later found not guilty because of insanity.

Harrison recovered from the attack but was already engaged in the bout with cancer that would eventually kill him. He warded off throat cancer in 1998, then earlier this year he was treated for lung cancer.

In July, after receiving radiotherapy treatment for cancer, the English newspaper the Daily Mail claimed Harrison was near death, prompting Harrison to issue a strongly worded statement denying the report.

"We are disappointed and disgusted by the report," it said. "It was unsubstantiated, untrue and totally uncalled for, when in fact Mr. Harrison is active and feeling very well. It has caused untold distress amongst our family and friends."

This fall, the Beatles were once again on the minds of many: A tribute concert to Lennon was held in New York not long after the September 11 terrorist attacks; and McCartney headlined an October New York benefit concert to help victims of the attacks.

Harrison did not attend either event.

But his music will be long remembered. He once said: "I think people who can live their life in music are telling the world: 'You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it's the very best, and it's the part I give most willingly."

Funeral plans for Harrison have not been released.

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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:49 AM

Sad, though seemed inevitable from recent reports. Herself will be very upset, he was always her favourite Beatle.
RtS (who has been known to murder Yesterday when in his cups)


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Subject: The Art of Dying - George Harrison
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:49 AM

The Art of Dying
(George Harrison)

There'll come a time when all of us must leave here
Then nothing sister Mary can do
Will keep me here with you
As nothing in this life that I've been trying
Could equal or surpass the art of dying
Do you believe me?

There'll come a time when all your hopes are fading
When things that seemed so very plain
Become an awful pain
Searching for the truth among the lying
And answered when you've learned the art of dying

But you're still with me
But if you want it
Then you must find it
But when you have it
There'll be no need for it

There'll come a time when most of us return here
Brought back by our desire to be
A perfect entity
Living through a million years of crying
Until you've realized the Art of Dying
Do you believe me?


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: okthen
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:58 AM

Thanks for posting this WYSI, George helped make a lot of films with "Handmade" films, Life of brian etc. that wouldn't have been made otherwise.

Lots of celebs saying nice things about George on UK television right now.A nice, quiet, family man. This news has made a grey day a little greyer.

I think your audition went quite well

love and light

bill


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:15 AM

This was his third kick at the cancer can, no?

Well, like James Keelaghan sings...

Who dies? Everyone dies!

See you after, George!


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: gnu
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:24 AM

Thanks George. Rest well.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: SeanM
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:30 AM

"Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles await you when you rise..."

I missed the original rush, but fell in love with the Beatles throughout childhood. I'd say George was part of the reason I wanted to get into music. Always seemed that no matter what was going on, he kept looking for the transcendental parts of performing.

Fair winds, to a departed spirit I have great respect for.

M


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Chip2447
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:32 AM

So long George...

Chip2447



Subject: George Harrison
From: Chip2447
Date: 30-Nov-01 - 04:30 AM

By JEFF WILSON .c The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 30) - George Harrison, the Beatles' quiet lead guitarist and spiritual explorer who added both rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic, has died. He was 58.

Harrison died at 1:30 p.m. (4:30PM EST) Thursday at a friend's Los Angeles home following a battle with cancer, longtime friend Gavin De Becker told The Associated Press late Thursday. Harrison's wife, Olivia Harrison, and son Dhani, 24, were with him.

So Long George....
Chip2447


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Tweed
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 05:22 AM

O, this makes me sad. It's not 5:30 in the AM yet and I wasn't ready for this one. Rest in Peace George. Thanks for makin' the world a nicer place to be in. Hope the wife don't wake up and see me over here blubberin' like a baby.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 06:07 AM

Can't think of the words to say......very sad....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 06:15 AM

*sigh* sad news- lovely man.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Gervase
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 06:59 AM

There's some coverage here with tributes from Macca, Geldof and others.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,D_hand
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 07:46 AM

Sleep pretty baby do not cry and I will sing a lulaby


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Hollowfox
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 07:48 AM

What Gnu said.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Fiolar
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 08:01 AM

Although never a great fan of the Beatles, I think it is fair comment to say that their musical influence on the 20th century was phenomenal. I had great respect for George and feel sadness at the loss to a world that needs all the good news it can get nowadays. To paraphrase the words of Cardinal Newman "his work is done! Then in His mercy may He give him a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at last." Sleep well.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: sophocleese
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 08:06 AM

Damn! I hate waking up to news like this. Rest peacefully George.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 08:32 AM

Written for John, but I think more than appropriate today:

Here Today
(Paul McCartney)

And if I said
I really knew you well
What would your answer be?
If you were here today.

Well, knowing you
You'd probably laugh and say
That we were worlds apart.
If you were here today.

But as for me
I still remember how it was before
And I am holding back the tears no more
I love you.

What about the time we met?
Well I suppose that you could say that
We were playing hard to get,
Didn't understand a thing
But we could always sing.

What about the night we cried?
Because there wasn't any reason left
To keep it all inside,
Never understood a word
But you were always there with a smile.

And if I say I really loved you
And was glad you came along,
Then you were here today,
For you were in my song
Here today.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,dave
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 08:59 AM

still my guitar gently weeps


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: LR Mole
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:00 AM

An old Gretsch, soaring toward the sun...


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:07 AM

Can't type much for the tears. Just so damn sad.

Thanks George, see ya next time around, I hope.

kat


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: UB Ed
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:22 AM

WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

WELL I LOOK AT YOU ALL
SEE THE LOVE THERE THAT'S SLEEPING
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

I LOOK AT THE FLOOR
AND I SEE IT NEEDS SWEEPING
STILL MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

I DON'T KNOW WHY
NOBODY TOLD YOU
HOW TO UNFOLD YOUR LOVE
I DON'T KNOW HOW
SOMEONE CONTROLLED YOU
THEY BOUGHT AND SOLD YOU

I LOOK AT THE WORLD
AND I NOTICE IT'S TURNING
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

FOR EVERY MISTAKE
WE MUST SURELY BE LEARNING
YEAH BUT STILL MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

I DON'T KNOW WHY
YOU WERE DIVERTED YOU WERE PERVERTED TOO
I DON'T KNOW HOW
YOU WERE INVERTED NO ONE ALERTED YOU

I LOOK AT YOU ALL
SEE THE LOVE THERE THAT'S SLEEPING
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

LOOK AT YOU ALL
YES BUT STILL MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:36 AM

So long, George


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Peter T.
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:47 AM

Crap.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:57 AM

George Harrison was the main reason that I ever picked up a guitar.

Thank's George

Ed


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,another cancer victim
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:59 AM

I say the following with all due respect to George Harrison. He was a great musician and a great philanthropist.

I say the following in the hopes that we take a lesson from his death, and with the knowledge that George himself has, in recent years made similar statements after learning that his cancer was caused by his smoking.

SMOKING IS STUPID!

SMOKING WILL KILL YOU!

Smoking killed George Harrison at the age of 58. I am 51 and have lung cancer from smoking. I will probably be dead long before I get to 58.

If you smoke, PLEASE STOP NOW!

I am posting this anonymously because I don't want any sympathy for my condition. I dug my own grave by smoking for more than 30 years. I started smoking in 1967, after smoking=cancer=death was firmly established. I WAS INCREDIBLY STUPID and now I am dying.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:03 AM

Yeah, Peter, I think you hit it best, as usual. No phoney sentimentality, just "Oh Shit, I hate for this to happen". Harrison, from all reports, just didn't go for the maudlin when it came to dying. He believed absolutely in reincarnation and actually spoke a number of times about it being just another waypoint on the journey. I wish him well as he continues his trek.

The Beatles were such a major cataclysm in the world of music in general, and on my generation in particular. I think I was in the seventh grade when they came out. I remember a group of us buying "Beatle wigs" (dress codes in those days precluded long hair) and getting on stage in the basement gym at Kelloggsville Junior High School in 1964/65 and lyp synching to their records. We had a ball. Probably had a lot to do with my developing my desire to perform. Guess what role I played? Yep, George Harrison. I loved them all, but George was always my favorite. I just wanted to play like him. Never got there.

Thanks George, and the others Beatles as well, for the role you have played in my life.

Mick


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,Jenny the T
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:03 AM

First thing I heard on awakening was my clock radio telling me the news. How awful!

Poor George. At least he's beyond suffering now.

JtT


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:22 AM

With all the focus on his fame, his religious beliefs, and his role as the "quiet Beatle" in the shadow of Lennon and McCartney, a lot of people overlook what an exceptional guitar player George Harrison was. In an era when so many guitar players were trying to out-do one another with hyped up blues-based soloing, George approached the guitar with true musicality and taste. He could rock with the best of them, as evidenced by some great high-energy playing on some of the Beatles' early rock'n'roll singles and live performance tapes, but he was at his best when he applied the full force of his musical abilities and taste to fashion extremely well-crafted and well-integrated lead guitar parts. The music always came first; in a way, even before George overtly went to work on his ego, he submerged it in support of the music. The Beatles were a lot of things -- outstanding songwriters, personalities, icons -- but they were also a great sounding band, due in large part to George's lead guitar.

I was five years old when the Beatles first played the Sullivan show, and I was hooked even at that young age, and have been ever since. George Harrison is one of the main reasons I learned to play guitar, and for that I will always remember him fondly.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:33 AM

Ah, dear ... so long, George.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: mousethief
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:40 AM

I've got my mind set on you, George. May your memory be eternal.

Alex


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:44 AM

Yeahhhh George!

He became a very creative musician, and even some of those early solos (Hamburg and the Cavern) with their Scotty Moore influence had his own stamp on them. Sounds like he had great friends, and I can imagine there were thousands of wonderful 'living room' jams. Even a chunk of 'intrigue' now and then to keep a person from getting too complacent. Can't ask for much more.

I'll bet he was chuffed (Geez I'm picking up heather's expressions) when Ol' Frank Sinatra said that "Something" was "one of the best damn songs ever written"! 'Course Frank thought it was a "Lennon McCartney song".....but WE knew.

Take a break George, ya done good!

Rick


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:47 AM

So sad to lose him. I was never a Beatles fan but adored George. Somehow I have a clear picture of him singing "Norwegian Wood"..."Help!", maybe? That's how I will keep him - young and healthy and boyishly sexy.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: mousethief
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:50 AM

John sang both Help and Norwegian Wood, if I'm not mistaken.

Alex


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:54 AM

you are of course right, mousethief.

we must however make 'allowances' for mary (sinsull)

she was never the brightest button in the box...


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Wesley S
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 11:02 AM

I'd like to echo what Whistlestop said about George's guitar playing. He and Ringo {a very underated player also} always seemed to avoid flash for flashs sake and instead chose to do what was best to serve the song. I wish a lot more musicians did that. He'll be missed.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 11:06 AM

Sorry - I see George doing it. And there he will stay.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Rex
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 11:36 AM

"Please don't you be very long, Or I may be asleep..."

Yep, he was my favorite too. He embraced the music from India. Along with it's philosophy. He recognized that which existed beyond what is visible. I am grateful for his being here for a time. I may have to dust off the sitar today.

Rex


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 12:29 PM

Remembering George with a smile...

On the arrival of the Beatles in America 1964, they were greeted at the airport by a horde of reporters. American Reporter - So, what do you call that hair?
George- Arthur.

At the Beatles first recording session with George Martin..
Martin - I want to do my very best for you fellows, so if there's anything you don't like, please do let me know
George - Well, first of all, I don't like your tie

Life flows on within you and without you...


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,bluebird
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 12:40 PM

Cancer is War and War is Cancer and taking that into consideration George with the Beatles brought peace and light into this world.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Jim Krause
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 01:11 PM

And my guitar gently weeps.

When I was a kid, I was the odd man out because George was always my favorite Beatle. He played the guitar. Although my playing has gone down a different path, still George insprired me.

I hope he and John are having a good jam wherever they are.
Jim


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: 53
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 01:32 PM

george and john were 2 of the main driving forces in my music career, and now they are both gone, i have always loved the beatles music, and always will, i'm just glad i had a chance to be molded by 2 great musicians, they are and will be sadly missed, rest in peace george and hope that you and john can get together for a concert sometime. goodbye. BOB


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Amos
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 01:34 PM

Dang, dang, dang. An era fades off stage right. Good he's free, after all, but wow! What a trip that was!

A


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 01:43 PM

"When I'm Sixty-Four" is doubly poignant now George as well as John has gone without reaching it.

As John wrote, "Curse Sir Water Raleigh, he was such a stupid git" - meaning the tobacco, not the spuds,


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,c.p.
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 02:00 PM

a wonderful man now free from pain and now with a god he loved so much, god bless and care for you george.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: mousethief
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 02:25 PM

May his memory be eternal.

Alex


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 02:54 PM

I once had a book of paintings and photos of the Beatles called The Illustrated Beatles, and one of my favorites was the illustration for When I'm Sixty Four, which showed the boys at that advanced age, still colorfully-attired and grinning, but balding, chubby, wizened. Sad to think that only two of them will have the chance to reach that milestone. I feel about George's passing the same way I felt about John's. It's as if an old friend had died. I guess its because they were such public figures, so forthright, and because we grew up with them, going through many of the same pleasures, pain, and challenges.

So here's a toast to George and John wherever they may have gone, and one to Paul and Ringo, may they live long and happy lives.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:13 PM

Me, too, LeeJ, well said. Made me dig out my "Beatles at the BEEB" book, today. Then I realised, my girlfriend and I who always call one another on the anniversary of John's death (we worked at the smae place when he was killed and spent the day mourning in our cups), will have to add George...it is so close to the time we all lost John.

Life's a long and winding road either side of the veil...


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:20 PM

Just reading here and thinking about it............

Only a complete moron would negate the influence had on music and culture by the Beatles. Even if you hate the music, even if you say if not them, then somebody else, even if you and I may disagree as to the extent of their influence.........anyone with any rational vision of history, music, and culture cannot deny they were important. That said, and extending a bit on what Leej and others have said above..........

The impact of the death of George Harrison hits hardest with those who lived the times. If you were born much before 1945, your feelings may not be as intense because you were moving into the more practical world of adulthood when the Beatles hit. The more impressionable times of your life had already come and though some were still attracted to them, the over 20 set was a small portion of the audience. And if you were born much after 1955, it's doubtful that you identified as strongly either. But for those within those limits, those who were 14 or 15 when the Beatles came to the States for the first time........That group is probably affected the most because as mentioned, we were living with them and through them.

There is nothing unusual about that, but as I read these posts I realized how significant they were to me and to others.....and no amount of explaining will make anyone else understand how these 4 kids from Liverpool became so embedded in our lives. I just see a quantum difference in postings from those who appreciate all he and they were and those who lived it.

That doesn't mean anything really.......It's only natural..........Should in no way be offensive.......just something I noticed.

Spaw


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