2. "I don’t think of them as fans anymore. I think of them as people. Each one individually almost. One is good; one is bad. I wouldn’t like to out them all in one box together. Some fans are fantastic and don’t demand anything except to look at you. Others are just demanding. I don’t mean that we’re nothing without the fans. Their part in the play is equally important as ours. We’re acting out our scene as they are doing theirs. They’re just as important as anyone."
    — George Harrison in response to the question, "What are you feeling about fans today?", 16 April 1969; quoted in Off The Record. (via thateventuality)

  3. "

    I keep it to myself unless somebody asks me about it. But I still feel the same as I felt back in the ’60s. I lost touch with the Krishnas when Praphupada died, maybe ten years ago or something. I knew one or two of them, but I don’t really hang out with them any more. I used to go and see the old master, you know, A. C. Bhaktivedanta, quite a lot. He was real good. I’m still involved but it’s something which is more like a thing you do inside yourself. You don’t actually do it in the road. It’s a way of just trying to get in touch with yourself.

    I still write songs with it in there in little bits and pieces, but lots of songs that are unfinished say various things but maybe I say it in a different way now. There’s a song on this album [Cloud Nine] which is straight out of Yogananda, ‘Fish on the Sand’ it’s called.

    — George Harrison, 1988 (via thateventuality)
  4. thank-your-lucky-stars:

    George Harrison and Peter Tork. Photo by Bill Chadwick.

    (via each-day-just-goes-so-fast)

  5. mccartneymadness:

    Manchester, 1963

    (via thebeatlesordie)


  6. "If you’re in the shit, don’t go around moaning about it: do something about it."
    — George Harrison; in his autobiography, I Me Mine. (via john-lennons-sideburns)

    (via bobdylanoffical)

  7. mccartneymadness:

    Here’s a drawing of Paul and I on our holiday in Tenerife done by our good friend Klaus Voormann. 


  8. bewareofchairs:

    Pattie Boyd and George Harrison at Abbey Road studios during the orchestral recording session for “A Day In The Life” (Feb. 10, 1967). [x]

    (Source: bewareofchairs)

    Tagged #pattie boyd
  9. (Source: daily-georgie, via luharibol)

    Tagged #scans
  10. thateventuality:

    Formerly Blacklers Store (where George was an electrician’s apprentice) - what is now Whetherspoon’s, Great Charlotte Street, Liverpool.

    Snapped by thateventuality; more from my journey here :)

    "I had a short go at being an electrician’s apprentice, but I kept blowing things up so I got dumped." - George Harrison, at a ’60s press conference

    "[G]iven the job of maintaining the lights in Blackler’s Christmas grotto, he’d fused them, casting a Scouse Santa and a queue of excited kiddies into darkness. It was something for George and Arthur Kelly to laugh about during Blackler’s Christmas dance at the Grafton Ballroom." - From The Beatles: All These Years - Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

    "[The Cavern’s electrical troubles meant that, frequently, the fuses would blow] As often as not, George would go round the back to fix the fault while John and Paul entertained the audience." - From The Beatles: All These Years - Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

    "I enjoyed it [the apprenticeship]. It was better than school. And with winter coming on, it was nice to be in a big warm shop. We used to play darts most of the time." - George Harrison, The Beatles by Hunter Davies

    "The boy who snagged the window-dressing job before George could get there, Peter Cottenden, became his best pal at Blackler’s. He was just a year older than George and their friendship was rooted in a quickly discovered mutual love of Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. ‘George was a nice lad, really a very nice lad, and we got on well. He had to wear a grey boiler-suit all day and every day. I remember one job he did: he had a bucket of water, a rag, a paintbrush and a stepladder, and he had to clean out the fluorescent lights. It wasn’t exactly electrical, but it was where an apprentice began.’
    Almost the first thing George did after joining Blackler’s was nip around the corner to Hessy’s on Whitechapel to buy another guitar. It was payday, 20 November [1959], and he picked out a solid-body electric [the Futurama].” - From The Beatles: All These Years - Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

    "So I got a job cleaning all the lights with a paintbrush, all those tubes to keep clean, and at Christmas I kept the grotto clean and occasionally we broke the lifts so we could have a skive in the liftshaft and then also there was darts. I learned to play darts and I learned how to drink fourteen pints of beer and three rum and blackcurrants and eat two hamburgers (Wimpys) all in one session. All this I learned and at night we were doing gigs and we got the gig to go to Scotland. I went and told the boss at Blacklers ‘I’m leaving, I’m sorry.’ This was great, really nice to say. Still only seventeen and I resign! They really got their money’s worth out of me; they sent me off to Bootle to lay one of those big ten-phase cables in a warehouse which they owned. Thirty bob a week I got." - George Harrison, I Me Mine