28 july 1968

Stephen Shames
Kathleen Cleaver, communications secretary and the first female member of the Party’s
decision-making Central Committee, talks with Black Panthers from Los Angeles, in West - Stephen Shames
Oakland, California, USA, July 28, 1968
Gelatin silver print, printed 2016

George Harrison, 1968, presumably photographed by Stephen Goldblatt on 28 July, the Mad Day Out.

“George was the most interested in the inner journey - a young man, only 24 […], of enormous fame and yet remarkable humility. He changed my life.” - Paul Saltzman, Examiner, 19 September 2009

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“One moment remains etched in [Paul] Saltzman’s memory. ‘George was practising the sitar and it was just the two of us sitting together. George said - he said this without any ego, [he was] a very calm, very wonderful man - “Like we are The Beatles, after all, aren’t we? We have all the money we could ever dream of, we have all the fame you could ever wish for, but it isn’t love, it isn’t health, it isn’t peace inside, is it?”’

‘The sentence George said to me impacted on me hugely so I have never forgotten that,’ says Saltzman.” - The Telegraph India, 27 March 2005 [x]

USA. California. Oakland. July 28, 1968. Kathleen Cleaver, communications secretary and the first female member of the Party’s decision-making Central Committee, talks with Black Panthers from Los Angeles who came to the “Free Huey” rally in DeFremery Park (named by the Panthers Bobby Hutton Park).

Photograph: Stephen Shames/Polaris

George Harrison during the Mad Day Out photo sessions, London, 28 July 1968.

Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

“He was easy to be with, gentle, kind, and caring. Although I was supposed to be taking care of him, he would always concern himself with how I was doing. He had a bashful, soft-spoken manner with friend and stranger alike and always appeared to care about others.” - Ken Mansfield on George Harrison, The White Book [x]