honestly why do some people make it such a big deal when you like the same celeb as them ???? like for me it’s just yess !!! i like them as well !!! come over and we can rant about how perfect they are !!!! and how they ruined our lives !!!!!! please !!!!!
“Photographer Baron Wolman and a writer were sitting in the reception area of the Beatles’ Apple Corps offices on Savile Row, waiting to interview and photograph George Harrison. He appeared a few minutes early, plopped down on the couch and started reading a copy of Bob Dylan’s book, Don’t Look Back.” - rockpaperphoto.com
Director - Ridley Scott, Cinematography - Jordan Cronenweth
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”
As Bob Dylan said years ago, ‘The moment I speak, I become my enemy.’ I just wanted to have a quieter time. Anyway, there is less chance of people twisting what you say if you don’t say anything. They have all had their share of conceptualizing me but I have just gone about my life like a normal person. Every so often I see a newspaper headline saying I’m this, that or the other, but, as Jeff Lynne says, 'This is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper’.
“I just loved playing with the Traveling Wilburys. It was such
fun doing that. Oddly enough, with a band that included, besides myself,
Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jim Keltner on drums,
I felt less pressure than I had on many smaller projects,
beause none of us had to worry about the solo performance thing so much.
There was so much input from everybody, and we were all relieved to be
in a band of equals where no one had to worry about doing all the lead
vocals or all the writing. I think a lot of people who liked the first
album didn’t get the second one, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.
Unfortunately, it came out just when the Gulf War was starting and the
economy was going down. I remember we were going down to choose outfits
for our first video and we heard that they had just bombed Baghdad. But a
song like ‘New Blue Moon’ [from Vol. 3] has that slap-back echo and the
feel of all those great Fifties records I loved. It stands up to modern
technology, yet has the brightness and feel of a real rockabilly record
from the Fifties or early Sixties. It made me feel like I’d come full
circle in a way.” - George Harrison, Guitar World, 1992
Congratulations for recognising the fact that THE WHITE STAR PUB was one of the favourite watering holes of the early sixties days. Bob Wooler tells that he often brought the Beatles back to the famous ‘Back Room’ to get away from their fans for a quiet drink. Bob and myself have had many great drinking sessions in the sixties and myself singing in the back room til I was told to SHUT UP!
[Letter from Allan Williams, the Beatles first manager to the White Star pub - pictured above]
Photos from the back room of The White Star, just off Mathew Street in Liverpool. This is room is also where the Beatles are supposed to have signed their contract for Hamburg with Allan Williams (so the legend goes). There are brass plaques denoting ‘John, Paul, George, Ringo’ to celebrate this (spot the deliberate mistake there!) and also the first page of the contract framed on the wall with a photo of John below it.
Talking to Rolling Stone magazine, Dylan talked freely about Harrison’s struggle to find his voice within the songwriting collective of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
“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?” he asked.
Dylan highlighted the writing talents of Harrison, saying: “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.”- Quoted in an NME article, “Bob Dylan talks of Beatles friendship”, 16 May 2007
“I’ve always liked the way George Harrison plays guitar—restrained and good.”
-Bob Dylan to Ron Rosenbaum, Nov 1977