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George Harrison and Keith Williams (photo 1); George and Olivia Harrison (photo 2), Australia, 1982 - screen captures from The Australian Women’s Weekly, 28 April 1982
Excerpts from the article:
"I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to become un-famous. And I think that, just maybe, I have succeeded. Only two people have recognized me during my stay in Australia." - George Harrison
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"This time round he said with a smile, he is here as a ‘real person’. […]
“‘Everywhere I go I find myself thinking how happily I could live here. There’s no tension. A lot of Australians don’t know how lucky they are. It’s a happy country. In Britain one almost feels guilty for feeling happy. Winter is so depressing. Strikes and more strikes. Everyone’s miserable. It’s a constant struggle not to let the attitude of others rub off on you.’”
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"After the split up of The Beatles, he spent years ‘finding himself’. Doing yoga helped him in the rough spots.
His philosophy is simple. ‘It’s about finding out who I am, where I’m coming from, and where am I going.
'I see life as a huge university. You are here to get knowledge to free the soul. The trick is to find out who you are before you kick the bucket.'
[Illegible] he sees ‘kicking the bucket’ not as the end. George believes in reincarnation. ‘I wouldn’t mind coming back as a grain of sand,’ he grinned. ‘At least I’d never have to worry about the press hounding me again.’”
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"Dhani (pronounced something like Danny) is a delight. His name is made up from two notes of the Indian musical scale, dha and ni, and doesn’t mean ‘wealth’, as was reported soon after his birth.
He is a bright, creative child, currently hooked on space toys. He speaks with a quaint upper-class English accent. Mum and Dad aren’t quite sure how he picked it up.
Perhaps it is the influence of his nanny, Rachael. Not that she is the plum-in-mouth, sensible-shoes type of nanny so often depicted in British films. She looks more like a flower child with her cheesecloth dress, flowing hair and scrubbed, glowing skin.
There is none of the relegate-the-child-to-the-nursery-where-mama-and-papa-will-visit routine in the Harrison household.
Olivia spends hours each day playing with Dhani, and George talks to him like an adult, and patiently answers his never-ending stream of questions.
Consequently, at three and a half, the boy prattles away in a manner that would put to shame children twice his age.
George feels they spoil Dhani, but admits he is drawing comparisons with his own childhood: ‘We were lucky to get one present at Christmas time.’
Most of Dhani’s toys are educational. When he outgrows them they are passed on to charities.”
The article - titled “George Harrison Exploring Australia Incognito” - includes an exclusive interview. I’ve typed up the artice from a digital copy. The copy unfortunately cuts off slightly toward the crease, but hopefully, what is discernible nonetheless gives an interesting insight! For those interested, please read on after the “read more” cut.
Happy Anniversary, George and Olivia! :)
I must confess, they’re my favourite Beatle couple. I’m not sure if this will make sense, but Olivia said something once which really struck me. It was in an interview for Vanity Fair while she was promoting the Living in the Material World documentary. Speaking about George’s reaction to the knife attack in 1999, this is what she said:
"He told me that his mind focused on letting go, leaving his body in the way that he wanted to go. He thought that he was being murdered, and he didn’t want to die on someone else’s terms. He told me, ‘I was lying there, thinking, I can’t believe this is happening! Well, I’d better just start getting with God, preparing.’ I was just so impressed by George when he told me that that was what he’d been thinking, but I was not ready to be killed. That’s when I came in with the fire poker.”
I found this so touching because I think it shows that Olivia truly understood him in ways that I don’t think most other people would/did. It warms my heart knowing he was able to find someone as wonderful as her.
"When George and Pattie separated in 1973, Harrison began having phone conversations with Olivia Trinidad Arias, a young woman who worked at the LA office of his label, Dark Horse Records. ‘He told me that he had his chart done and his chart told him that he would meet a dark woman and he assumed it would be an Indian woman,’ says Chris O’Dell. ‘So when he met Olivia it was almost ordained by the gods. The first night he flew [to LA] that was it. I don’t think they were ever apart after the first night.’
An LA native, Olivia was beautiful, intelligent, and on her own spiritual path. ‘George was troubled when I met him,’ says Olivia. ‘Everything in his life had changed at that point: getting divorced, Apple was in turmoil, he had his own personal demons. ‘74 was one of those breaking-through-the-sound-barrier periods. You come through and it’s just quiet on the other side.’” - MOJO (Nov. 2011)
*does the anime character with glasses thing*
Does that really work though?
that’s so cool i wanna do it too!!!!!!
ok here goes
Okay, there’s no way that works.
Let me try this out.
I’m kinda skeptical about this? Can it really make you anime.
Guss i’ll give it a shot
yeah right, like that really happens
maybe I should try-
WHAT THE FU
My 99 year old great grandfather was at my house for Christmas and we were watching cake boss because it’s his favourite show, except it was already recorded so I fast forwarded through the commercial and my grandpa screamed and said “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?? ARE YOU TIME TRAVELLING?? ELLIE YOU CAN’T DO THAT”
FINALLY SOMEONE DISMISSES THESE AWFUL GAY STEREOTYPES
Allan Williams & Tony Sheridan tell the story of when Paul & Stu had a fight on stage.
I’M SAVING THESE TO FUCK WITH PEOPLE’S BRAINS
And this is probably #1 and my most favorite on the list of Totally Sexual Out of Context George pictures
Q: “You have, in actuality, two personalities - You’re a Beatle, this is your job, your profession. You’re also George Harrison, the guy who at first was not a Beatle, and has a family and everything else. Which life do you prefer best?”
George: “Well, now the two personalities have sort of merged into one. I definitely couldn’t go back to, you know, the thing that was going before Beatles. You know, it’s just become me. This is my life. If I was taken away from records and guitars and crowds and everything… But my personality, I think, has broadened since we became famous because you can’t be inferior in our position. You know, you’ve got to meet people, you’ve got to talk, and you’ve got to be what they expect you to be. So naturally you come out of a shell. That’s one thing I think - Ringo - it’s more obvious with him than with me, say. Because he was very introvert when he joined us, but now he’s as extrovert as all of us.”
excerpt from an 8/20/1965 interview source (x)