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George Harrison 1943-2001

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Bio, Photos, Music, and Stories about "The Quite Beatle"

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When I learned about the death of George Harrison, I was devestated. I never imagined that he would go so soon, from such a horrible sickness. I knew that his time was coming but I didnt realise it would be so soon. I have taken time out the weekend after his death to reflect on his music, and his life. While watching and listening to tributes I have learned more about him then I have ever know. Thats why I am making a spot on my page to celebrate his life, after his untimly death. Please join me and praise this man that just wanted peace and believed that death was a part of life and who changed the world of music as we know it.

Dear George....
 
You don't know me yet
And you never will
But I still want you to know
That whereever you are
Even thought youre gone
Your music will live on
 
I never imagined
That this day would come
I listen to your words
And tears come to my eyes
 
I understand your love
And I understand your pain
The words are finally so clear
 
When I listened in the past
The only thing that I heard
Were the chords reaching my heart
 
I never imagined
That this day would come
I have to say good-bye
To your wonderful sounds
That now bring
Saddned tears to my eyes
 
I wanted to grow up
To be like my idol
But I just couldn't make
The music flow from my heart
 
I had all of the perfect feelings
That made up the perfect song
 
I never imagined
That this day would come
I have to say good-bye
To your wonderful sounds
That now bring saddened tears
To my once dry eyes
My heart is broken
Never to be the same again
 
While I listen to the news
I hear that you are gone forever
A flow of tears come to my dry eyes
Never stopping to breath
 
I look at your photos
I listen to your songs
I smile once in a while
But the more tears I cry
 
I never imagined
That this day would come
When I have to say good-bye
Your voice and the sounds of your sitar
Will never reach another soul the same again
 
 
 
You were a Taxman
 
John was the Walrus
Paul was the Eggman
Ringo was Caveman
But you were a Taxman
 
Paul wanted Wings
Ringo wanted to be a front man
John flew in the sky with Lucy
You floated away on Cloud Nine
 
Ringo wanted her picture
John wanted a Ticket to leave
Paul became a Lonley Heart
You tol her you wanted her love back
 
While your guitar weeped
John stayed in bed for peace
Paul died and came back to life
Ringo lived in the ocean
 
When the music was made
Only one thing stood out
Everyone else left love or life
You just wanted everything back
 
Till there was you makes my heart sing
Your music and words
Bring the broken pieces of my heart
Back to one whole again
 
 Maybe the words in this song
Don't quite roll together
When the sun comes up again
The dark cloud will pass away
 
Maybe Paul was the Walrus
And John was the Eggman
Ringo was the Caveman for sure
And you were really the Taxman
 
You soul lives on, your body does not
And since music is the language of the soul
You music will always live on
Through countless generations

"I'm a tidy sort of bloke, I don't like caos. I kept the records in the record rack, tea in the tea caddy and pot in the pot box."

"There's high, and there's high, and to get really high--I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high--that's where I'm goin'."
- circa 1968

"We ice skate."
- George Harrison, 1964, when asked by a reporter "What do you do when you're cooped up in a hotel room between shows?"

"I call it Arthur"
- George Harrison, 1964, when asked what the Beatles called their haircuts.

"I think people who can live a 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"

"Ghandi says create and preserve the image of your choice. The image of my choice is not Beatle George- those who want that can go and see Wings. Why live in the past? Be here now."

The Beatles saved the world from boredom."

Reporter: What would you do if the fans broke through the police barriers?
George:"We'd die laughing."

Press: "Which of you is really bald?"
George: "We're all bald. And I'm deaf and dumb."

Press: "Why don't you smile, George?"
George: I'll hurt my lips.

"The nicest thing is to open up the newspapers and not find yourself in them."

"After all we did for Britain, selling that courdoroy and making it swing, all we got was a bit of tin on a piece of leather."

Press: "Are you married?"
George: "No, I'm George."

(On John's use of of feedback at the beginning of "I Feel Fine")
"I guess in a way he invented Jimi Hendrix."

(On their promotional videos such as "Paperback Writer" and "Rain")
"I guess in a way we invented MTV."

At the Beatles first EMI sessions, 1962
George Martin (to group): "Let me know if there's anything you don't like."
George Harrison: "Well, for a start, I don't like your tie."

(After watching clips of concerts and A HARD DAY'S NIGHT for the Beatles Anthology special) "If U2 thinks they're a big and popular band, then they should sit through this shit and they can see how popular a real band can be."

Reporter: "What will you do when the bubble bursts?"
George: "Take up ice hockey."

"The world used us as an excuse to go mad."

I picture John physically as someone youthful who made a lot, but I feel him more as an energy, more metaphysically.

"As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead."


*If you have anymore great quotes from George send them my way, soyouveheardofme@hotmail.com

Photos of the Late and Great, George Harrison

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George Harrison was borh Feb. 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England. He was introduced to John Lennon by schoolmate Paul McCartney. John allowed George to play guitar in his band, The Quarrymen, when their guitar player didnt show. Later on they named them selfs the Beatles and Ringo Starr joined the group. during the making of their first movie, A Hard Days Night, George met his 1st wife Pattie Boyd. They later married. George was the lead guitar player but was always left in the background when it came to writing music. He eventually was able to get at least on of his songs on their albums. As the group got older, George's music progressed and he was able to make such hits as "Something" "While My Guitar Gently Wheeps" and "Taxman" When the Beatles broke up in 1970, George was the first one to make it big with a solo career. His first #1 solo hit was "My Sweet Lord". He was then later sued for plagerizing the Chiffons "He's so fine" In 1971 George held The Concert For Bangladesh, the first benefit concert of its kind. Ringo, Paul and friend Eric Clapton were amoungst the artist playing there. While George was recoreding his triple album "All Things Must Pass" he asked Eric to help him lay down some tracks. Eric met and fell in love with Pattie. In 1977George and Pattie divorced and then she married Eric. Eric wrote the song "Layla" for her, and believe it or not, George attended the wedding. In 1978 George married Olivia Arias, and then a month after they married, their only child, Dhani was born. George produced the Monty Phyton movie "Life of Brian" and then sold his production, Dark Horse in 1994 for about $8.4 million. In 1998 he announced he was being treated for throat cancer, then in 1999 he was stabbed in the chest by an intruder, only to be saved by Olivia. In 2000 George was able to see the Beatles 1 cd reach number one on the top charts, proving that the Beatles were still number one in the world. Earlier this year (2001) George was being treated for lung cancer and finally a brian tumor. He fought a tough battle, only to lose it in the end on November 29th 2001. All though he is gone, his music will life on forever. George was a very spiritual man, he wasnt afraid of death from what we were told. He believed that the soul as always lived in one form or another and they it will never die, just the body changes form. I hope he is right about that. I hope now that he is up in Heaven with John right now looking back at the good times and jammin together