Well, he walked up to me and he asked me if I wanted to dance. He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance. When he danced he held me tight And when he walked me home that night All the stars were shining bright And then he kissed me.
Some of Cathy Sarver’s photographs of George Harrison, and parts of the note George wrote to Cathy, Carol and Lucy after All Things Must Pass was completed, screen capped from the documentary Beatles Stories: A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip.
“An Apple Scruff was a Beatle fan that came to Apple every day Monday through Friday. Everybody knows the name of their business was Apple, and we hung out on the front steps of their building, waiting for them to arrive. And then once they’d arrived, we were waiting for them to leave.When George finished the song ‘Apple Scruffs’, he asked us to all come in. And of course, we were dumbfounded because we were never asked to come in. We’re all sitting in there and they turn on the song ‘Apple Scruffs’. ‘Apple Scruffs, how I love you.’ It was amazing. We were all in a little huddle around him. He handed us this letter.
[reading in full] ‘Dear Carol, Cathy and Lucy. Now as it’s finished - and off to the factory. I thought I’d tell you that I haven’t a clue whether it’s good or bad as I’ve heard it too much now! During the making of this epic album (most expensive album EMI ever had to pay for) I have felt positive and negative - pleased and displeased, and all the other opposites expected to be found in this material world. However, the one thing that didn’t waver, seems to me, to be ‘you three’ and Mal, always there as my sole supporters, and even during my worst moments I always felt the encouragement from you was sufficient to make me finish the thing. Thanks a lot, I am really overwhelmed by your apparent undying love, and I don’t understand it at all! Love from George (P.S. Don’t hold this evidence against me.) P.P.S. Phil Spector loves you too!
He was a sweet man.” - Cathy Sarver, Beatles Stories: A Fab Four Fan’s Ultimate Road Trip [x]
‘I had really never met anyone quite like George before; he didn’t seem to be on some huge ego trip like other artists I had met over the years.
His aura was calm, and his being exuded a subtle spiritual magnetism.
Yet, at the same time, he was someone who was very focused in the here
While we were recording the song, George played his
guitar and sang along as a guide to give the other musicians a feel for
the different parts of the track, along with the dynamics. After several
takes, we all went into the control room to hear what we had done.
George listened intently and made his comments to Phil and the rest of
us, and we returned to the studio for more takes until he was satisfied.
I could immediately tell that he liked simplicity in his backing tracks
to allow the song to shine through without competing with the music of
I was quickly disarmed by George’s
simplicity and kindness. Eastern philosophy teaches that we frequently
are drawn into circumstances where we will meet our close friends from
previous lives so that the relationship can progress. The soul
immediately recognizes that person and the relationship picks up from
where we left off at the time we were separated by death. Friendship is
the highest expression of love, whether it is expressed between husband
and wife or guru and disciple, and mutual love for God is one of the
highest forms of friendship. It is natural and created without our
willing it so and without compulsion. It is perfected over many
incarnations until it is transformed into pure divine love in its
With George I had that
intuitive feeling of recognition initially, and years later when I
became steadfast on my spiritual path, I realized I must have known him
before and that he was the instrument God had chosen to introduce me to
my spiritual path and guru.At the end of the day, when we got the
take both George and Phil liked, I walked up to George and thanked him
for giving me the opportunity to play on his album. “You did well. Come
on back tomorrow around noon and you can play on another track.” - Gary Wright in an excerpt from 'Dream Weaver: Music, Meditation, and My Friendship with George Harrison’
From the moment she first met Ronnie Bennett, LaLa Brooks had noted her sexual precocity, her seductive, come-hither manner.
“I can see her now with her minidress, her hair up, and a drink in her hand…woo! She look grown! Ronnie was just down-to-earth, sleazy—but on a nice level. She would say "Girl, how the fuck are you?’ Ha, ha, ha ‘Girl you are so fucking pretty…’ That was how she spoke. She was always open and she was always a good hearted person from the day I met her.
We’d be in the studio, and she’d have these nice, sexy little outfits on— I think all the musicians would be thinking, Voom, Voom Voom! She carried herself sexy with everyone in the studio so you wouldn’t think of her as just Phil’s—even though she was.” - Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector
By Mick Brown