» 33 years without John Lennon. We miss you ♡
"I talked to Yoko the day after [John] was killed and the first thing she said to me was, ‘John was really fond of you.’ The last telephone conversation I had with him we were still the best of mates. He was always a very warm guy, John. His bluff was all on the surface. He used to take his glasses down - those granny glasses - and say, ‘It’s only me.’ They were like a wall, you know? A shield. Those are the moments I treasure."
-Paul McCartney [x]
“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”
You have changed my world. Rest in ever loving peace, one is only sleeping.
Ringo Starr at Sunny Heights, May 1966. Photos by Leslie Bryce
The first thing which comes to my mind when I think about George Harrison is his incredible warmth. I know this sounds ridiculous, but even though I never met him, whenever I read stories from Olivia, Dhani, Pattie, the Harrison family, his many friends, and fans lucky enough to have met him, it’s like I can feel his love through their love for him, and with that feeling it’s as though he’s alive.
His music gives me the most peaceful comforting feeling and always helps to calm me down when I get anxious. I especially love listening to the demo versions of his songs where his gorgeous haunting voice is only accompanied by his guitar. If I close my eyes I can imagine him sitting there next to me, giving me a private concert.
George means the world to me. He’s taught me so much, and I love and admire him more than I could ever put into words. I’m going to try my best not to be sad on this day and will instead post some of my favourite stories about him to celebrate his life and what a wonderful person he was.
As George would say, he’s still here - just not in a physical form.