jennie harrison

JENNY: I’m here with Aaron Hagen.


SALLY: The tall guy from the football team. He’s a year above us. I think he used to date Karen…

SALLY: Expectations? Not really. Just have fun.
JENNY. .. Maybe have a dance with the person I like.
SALLY: What are you talking about? You and Aaron are dancing all the time.
JENNY: ... Yeah… Aaron.. Sure.

SALLY: *laughs* Yes. She is.

George Harrison’s letter to a fan called Jennie Rose (1964):

❝I went to the piano. Letters were always on the piano, which was only ever played by my grandmother. There was this white envelope. Unfamiliar writing. Postmarked York. I turned it over and there was an hotel address printed on the back. Hotel notepaper. From York. And I suddenly got this feeling. It swept over me. And my throat constricted. And my heart was pounding. I was shaking. I still hadn’t opened the envelope. Then I did open the envelope. Very carefully. Inside was one sheet of white notepaper. Was it what I thought? A letter – from George Harrison – in my hand. I opened the letter and it was from George. And it was in my hand. And this is what the letter said:

“Dear Jennie,

Thank you for writing and for all the nice things you said about the Beatles, especially about me. I hope we get to play near enough for you to come and see us one day, until then just keep playing the records.

If you really want to marry me then send a photograph, as I can’t very well say ‘Yes’ without even seeing you can I? I will see what can be arranged but I think you had better ask your parents first.

Love from

George.

X X X” (three kisses)

Well, can you imagine – can you imagine how I felt, at that age, receiving a letter from the person I thought was possible, just possibly the most important person in the whole history of the world? He had written a letter to me. With his own hand. His own pen. I read it, and I read it and I read it. And I cried and I held it to me. My Mum was delighted. I couldn’t wait to tell my friends but none of us had telephones. Even my pop music-hating Dad was enthusiastic, realising it was quite a momentous occasion. I like to believe he told his friends at work the next day, and said it in a proud kind of way.

(…) I will never forget what it was like being in love with the Beatles in those lovely, happy, hopeful times when all my life stretched ahead of me and every dream waited to come true, and my youth would last 'for eva and eva’ when everything was Fab.

(Source: “A letter from George Harrison”, My Story section, Saga Magazine.)

Ella Rigby ☮

shout out to the people in a fandom who’s favorite is a supporting character who never gets noticed and is always in the back waiting for something to happen and  is shit on by the writers only to be seen a handful of times throughout the season with no plot or character development because stanning for them is 500x harder 

George Harrison’s desire to play the guitar was so great that he literally did nothing else but master his playing skills and seek out fellow musicians. ‘I put a lot of time into playing the guitar, learning how to clamp down on those strings while my fingers were hurting and how to change the chords, moving my fingers without the music stopping. I played a lot, even though it was just simple stuff, labouring on until I got it, even if just to play a skiffle tune or “Peggy Sue”. It was something I didn’t think about; I just did it. It was something that I liked. I just liked music and I loved guitars, so it was a labor of love, really.

‘When I was 11, we moved from our neighbourhood into one of the new housing estates on the outskirts of Liverpool, and just after that, I also moved to a the new grammar school. That was a big change in my life, because it was around the time I got my new guitar, and that’s the school where Paul McCartney came into my life. There were also other people I met who were guitarists. I would hang out with anybody who had a guitar in those days, either they would come to my house or I would go to theirs. The guitar and music were the first things I was interested in. I didn’t like school most of the time; it was much too serious. I didn’t have a clue of what I wanted to be. I didn’t want to be anything. The only thing that held my interest was music and the guitar and how to get out of getting a proper job. If it hadn’t been for the band, I would have just been a bum.’

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