photo by harry benson


Scans - George and Olivia at the Venus and Mars party held by Paul, Linda and Wings aboard the Queen Mary II, docked in Long Beach, California, on 24 March 1975 (image two posted previously in full here).

Photos: Harry Benson

“There is no way of going around grief, I think it’s better to just go right through it. In fact, I probably torture myself a bit because I love listening to his voice, I love watching our home movies, I love listening to his music and reading about him. For half of my life, I heard his voice every day, so to not hear it is very strange.” - Olivia Harrison, The Telegraph, 2005

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“Olivia [Harrison] says that, towards the end, when he [George Harrison] 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.’” - The Telegraph, 24 January 2005 [x]

The Beatles entering Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Boston, MA, 18 August 1966

Photo: Harry Benson

“…halfway through the show a girl appeared behind the row of Vox ‘SuperBeatle’ amplifiers at the back of the stage, and, making a bee-line for George Harrison, she wrapped her arms around him from behind and held onto the startled Beatle for dear life! Meanwhile, John, Paul and Ringo were laughing and cracking jokes (while the audience cheered and hooted) as members of the road crew had to pry this ecstatic fan from poor George. It was a wonderful moment.” - The Music Museum of New England, via WZLX CBS, 18 August 2014


The cast of BTVS portrait for the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion” by Entertainment Weekly.


The Beatles having a pillow fight at The George V Hotel, Paris, c. 27th January 1964. 

“John Lennon said, ‘No, we’ll all look childish and silly.’ They all turned and said, ‘Yeah, that’s right. Yeah, yeah…’

“Paul’s sitting there, drinking a brandy. I stretch out on the settee. John slips away and comes up behind him and hits him with a pillow and that was it. Went on for about half an hour. […]

“What that picture meant was that I was coming to America, [and] that I was not going back.”

[Henry Benson, talking about how he proposed his famous pillow fight picture, a few days before The Beatles would go to the US and become overnight sensations. People, 1st December 2016]

Aren’t these the most adorable photos?!

Pics: Harry Benson. 

The Beatles and Muhammad Ali, 18 February 1964

Photos © Harry Benson

RIP Muhammad Ali.

“We were taken to meet him [Muhammad Ali] on that first trip. It was a big publicity thing. It was all part of being a Beatle, really; just getting lugged around and thrust into rooms full of press men taking pictures and asking questions. Muhammad Ali was quite cute, he had a fight coming up in a couple of days with Sonny Liston. There is a famous picture of him holding two of us under each arm.” - George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology