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Goodbye to George Harrison
I heard the news as soon as I turned on my tv at 5:30 this morning. Although we expected it...its still sad. Another great one of our era gone. I wasn't a huge Beatles fan as a kid growing up...but as an adult, I can appreciate their influence on the music world.
As I think back, I couldn't ski without "Here Comes The Sun" in my head as I went down the slopes...
Anyone else with memories....
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11-30-2001 05:38 AM
I've always thought of George as a quiet giant in the Beatles. Wrote some great great songs and played a mean guitar.
Sad to see you go George. You're still fab.
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another Icon from my youth lost to us forever....may you rest in Peace George....your legacy will be with us for generations to come....
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Oh my God! No media for me yet this morning, so I learn of this heartbreaking news right here on MousePad. Excuse me, but I am in shock right now and freaked out.
George was the only Beatle I have ever met. I was having dinner at the Mandarin Cove in L.A.'s Beverly Center and he sat down with a friend at the table next to me. This was in the early 90's. I was barely able to eat my food, I was so excited. Living in L.A., I see tons of celebrities and it doesn't faze me, but this was beyond the pale. Naturally, I did not disturb his meal, but after he left the restaurant I swiped his napkin and then approached him in an elevator. I asked him for his autograph (something I never, ever do). And he replied in his thick Liverpudlian voice, "Well, seeing as you stole my napkin and all."
I gave the autograph to my best friend who is an even bigger Beatles fan than I, but I still have the napkin that he wiped his mouth on. Stains of his long gone meal and scraps of George Harrison dna from his spittle still reside on my weird but most cherished Beatles souvenir.
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Top 10 George Harrison Songs-
Here Comes the Sun - One of the best songs of all time
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - an appropriate song for today
All Those Years Ago
Handle With Care
Think For Yourself
When We Was Fab
Don't Bother Me
Roll Over Beethoven (Ok, he didn't write it, but he could wail)
Less angry than advertised
I think as a tribute, everyone should head to their barber and ask for an "Arthur."
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Sorry innerSpaceman... George had been ill for quite some time, and had the fortune to leave in the presence of all his loved ones. He had been fighting various cancers and tumors for some years, and had been in the news in the last week for switching to a more traditional (and extremely aggressive) chemotherapy program in Los Angeles after other treatments failed to put him in remission.
Originally posted by innerSpaceman Oh my God! No media for me yet this morning, so I learn of this heartbreaking news right here on MousePad. Excuse me, but I am in shock right now and freaked out.
I don't mean to make negative comparisons, but after reading news stories that reported that George was severely ill and near death, I have to be glad he had his time to say his good-byes. The same cannot be said for John, whom I wept and mourned for many days after his sudden and violent death in December 1980. It didn't help that I was a huge Beatles fan at the time (although more of a Wings fan).
This does put the nail in the coffin for any possible Beatles reunion, though. I didn't think a reunion performance of George, Paul and Ringo would ever be a "Beatles reunion" anyway (and I don't care what people say about Julian stepping in) because when John died, the spirit of the Beatles was never the same. Oh well. Sigh.
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Thanks for your kind words, lani. It's true that George's death is so much less horrible than John's was. And not only did George not die violently, did have time to say goodbye to loved ones, and did have time to prepare for the end, but I also believe that, what with the spiritual being that he was and is, he is perfectly accepting of the crossover to the afterlife.
I've no doubt that John and other loved ones who have gone before him will guide George at the start of this next journey of the spirit.
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Oh man...I didnt hear.... I am so sad now. Thanks for letting me know.
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I am grateful for mad4mky's post over in the Lounge, as I did not know this section of Mousepad existed. I would have missed all of your touching comments, and innerSpaceman's DNA story , which made me smile .
I too will miss George.
Here's a webpage that may be of interest to this group of George fans:
Fare Thee Well, George Harrison
Thanks for the website. That was really nice. For those of you in So. Cal. K-Earth is doing a dedication all this weekend as well as Arrow 93.1. They will be playing beatles music every hour on the hour(or so i am told).
VH-1 is doing some stuff too and I saw some stuff on mtv!
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Was anyone else watching Conan O'Brian Thursday night when they flashed the news of his death across the screen? It was pretty weird.
Good-bye to an amazing musician.
I was at work all night long. My "News Guy" was using it every half hour. when people got here in the morning, there were all shocked by it. too bad he was a wee bit before my time.
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I'm grateful that we had him in our world for as long as we did.
He leaves behind a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.
Rest in peace, George, and I hope you are happy wherever you are.
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Very cool guy.
We'll all miss him.
The thing is the Beatles and George Harrison are Timeless. They have withstood the test of time. To this day you will find many High school kids claiming the Beatles as the greatest rock n roll band of all time.
Originally posted by FantasmicFan82 I was at work all night long. My "News Guy" was using it every half hour. when people got here in the morning, there were all shocked by it. too bad he was a wee bit before my time.
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If you pick up Rolling Stone or Entertainment Weekly, they have some good essays on George Harrison and his death (especially Rolling Stone).