2 September 1978 George Harrison marries Olivia Trinidad Arias in a private ceremony in Henley - On - Thames. They were a truly beautiful couple and theirs was a true love story spanning altogether 27 years from 1974 until George’s death in 2001.
“They went out that night and never parted” - Andy Newmark
“George would stay up all night. He had fallen in love with Olivia,
and they were just over the moon over each other.” - Robben Ford,
guitarist during the 1974 Dark Horse North American tour
“I told Olivia, ‘Oh, God, girl, you’ve meant
so much to his life, you’ve just totaled him out, and it’s just
wonderful.’ They’re beautiful people.“
- Carl Perkins, 6 November 1998
fell for her immediately. She is a very calming influence. She has been
very supportive and we are blissfully happy together.”
- George on his relationship with Olivia
“We felt it in our hearts from before we met. Even on the phone, we seemed to have some understanding, like you do when you meet the right person.” - Olivia on her relationship with George
Never seen such a beautiful girl. Had me quickly untied Calling to me she made me realize. Not the kind that is lost or is found She has always been there A lover needed for this soul to survive. And when I saw the way that she smiled at me. I knew it then & there that she was A1. And when I felt the way she got through to me. Was something I had known I was waiting upon. “- George Harrison, Beautiful Girl lyrics.
“Pretty much. We felt it in our hearts from before we met. Even on the
phone, we seemed to have some understanding, like you do when you meet
the right person. And he was a charmer, such a charmer!” - Olivia
Harrison, The Sun, 12 June 2009
“My Dark Sweet Lady, your heart so close to mine. You shine so heavenly and I love you dearly.” - George Harrison lyrics to Dark Sweet Lady
“I am still having a relationship with him, but it is just not a physical relationship any more. And the sooner one comes to terms with that, the easier it is, rather than feeling George has gone and he is never coming back.” Does she communicate with him? “I don’t really want to get into all that. That’s a dodgy question to answer because people might think… I don’t know if you have ever had anybody go who you have loved? Well, you do feel in communication with them because you feel so deeply in your heart that if you say a prayer, it goes straight to them.”
Olivia says that, towards the end, when he knew he was dying, her husband would comfort her by saying: “Olivia, you’ll be fine, you’ll be fine.” And is she?
“Fine is OK, but it is not really good enough, is it? But George was right, I am fine and I am OK, although I will miss him until my dying day. But he walked his road and now I have to walk mine.”
-Olivia Harrison, Telegraph 24 January 2005