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George Harrison, best man at Joe Brown’s 2000 wedding, with Henry Gross, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Alvin Lee, Jim Marshall, Burt Weedon and, of course, Joe

Photos: Judy Totton/REX

“Joe Brown may have been raised in London but he’s very much part of the local scene now, and as he was best friends with George Harrison (George was best man at Brown’s second marriage in 2000) there can surely be no better man to ask whether the town should erect a memorial to the late great musician?

‘Personally, I think that man deserves all the accolades in the world,’ he says. ‘He was one of the nicest men I’ve ever met in my life. He was one of my best friends, and I miss him very much indeed.

‘But a lot of it depends on what the memorial would be like. I think George — and I’m guessing here — would probably like a memorial, but not a statue. He was very modest.’” - Henley Standard, 19 November 2012

“Joe [Brown] was headlining gigs that featured the Fab Four as a support act and he became firm friends with George Harrison. It was George who was best man at Joe’s second marriage in 2000 and Joe played on two of the former Beatles’ albums.

[…] ‘George was a lovely man and I still miss him terribly. We always play one of his songs in our shows,’ he says, with emotion in his voice.

‘He is one of those guys who stays with you – I still find it difficult to think of him in the past tense.‘” - Gloucestershire Echo, 19 May 2014