Give me Dean Winchester dressed in leather with a motherfucking cigarette hanging out of his mouth, lingering around a diner where is baby brother is inside helping a girl study oblivious to fact that she’s looking at him more than the book in front of them. Give me a pinning Dean and an oblivious Sam and all the angst that you can come up with.
“I really like George.” - Bob Dylan to Chris O’Dell, 1975; Miss O’Dell: Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton
“George got stuck with being the Beatle that had to fight to get songs on records because of Lennon and McCartney. Well, who wouldn’t get stuck?”
“If George had had his own group and was writing his own songs back then, he’d have been probably just as big as anybody.” - Bob Dylan, NME, 2007
“[George] was also Bob Dylan’s biggest fan. He could quote the lyrics to practically any Dylan song you could come up with.” - Jim Keltner, Rolling Stone, 2002
“George quoted Bob like people quote Scripture. Bob really adored George, too. George used to hang over the balcony videoing Bob while Bob wasn’t aware of it. Bob would be sitting at the piano playing, and George would tape it and listen to it all night.”
Q: “So George had his own private Dylan bootlegs?”
TP: “Yeah. One day George was hiding in the hedge at the house where we were recording. As everybody flew off, George would rise up out of the bushes with his video going. And he did that with Bob.” - Tom Petty, Rolling Stone, 2002 [x]
“He’s fantastic, you know. There’s not a lot of people in the world who I see from a historical point of view. Five hundred years grom now, looking back in history, I think he will still be the man, Bob, he just takes the cake.” - George Harrison, 1987 [x]
“I’ve always liked the way George Harrison plays guitar - restrained and good.” - Bob Dylan
“They had a soul connection.” - Olivia Harrison on George and Bob, Rolling Stone, 2011
“He was a giant, a great, great soul, with all the humanity, all the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the commen sense of a man and compassion for people. He inspired love and had the strength of a hundred men. He was like the sun, the flowers and the moon, and we will miss him enormously. The world is a profoundly emptier place without him.” - Bob Dylan on George Harrison, Rolling Stone, 2002 [x]
George Harrison wearing a “Stamp Out The Beatles” sweatshirt, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, 17 May 1967; from The Beatles Book’s July 1967 issue.
Photo: The Beatles Book
“Just to show how little he minds the knockers who are trying to push the Beatles down these days, George actually wore a ‘Stamp Out the Beatles’ jersey to recent recording sessions. We thought that he might not want us to photograph him in it; but he was only too happy for us to take the pic […], and seemed to be treating the whole thing as a huge joke.” - The Beatles Book monthly, July 1967
George Harrison backstage in England, 1964. Photo: The Beatles Book.
“Strangers find him an easy conversationalist because he
is a good listener and shows a genuine interest in the outside world.
He wants to know and I find this an endearing trait in a young man who
is so successful and so rich that if he never learned anything new he
would not suffer any loss. And in addition to all these characteristics,
he is, though not one of the prolific composers, very musicianly.
George takes enormous care with tuning before a show. He has a
very fine ear for sound and for a delicate half-note and the others
respect him for it. On stage he is the one who twiddles the tuning
instruments and you can almost see his ears twitching to detect a faint
Virtually, if Paul has the glamour, John the command, and Ringo
the little man’s quaintness, George with his slow, wide crooked smile is
the boy next door.” - A Cellarful of Noise by Brian Epstein