the august queue


Happy Birthday, Philipp Lahm

George Harrison, photographed by The Beatles Book photographer Leslie Bryce in 1963. This image is currently being sold by Tracks UK.

“I like parties and a bit of fun like anyone else, but there’s nothing better, for me, than a bit of peace and quiet. Sitting round a big fire with your slippers on and watching the telly. That’s the life!” - George Harrison, NME, 16 August 1963 [x]


Kinfauns (and a cameo by Jostick, it seems!), photographed on 8 August 1969. Photos © Stock Photo

More photographs and information about Kinfauns, the home in which George and Pattie lived from 1964 until their move to Friar Park in early 1970, can be found here.

“We were painting everything at that time; we were painting our houses, our clothes, our cars, our shop! Everything.” - George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology [x]

Ringo Starr and George Harrison arriving at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London, 24 November 1966

Photo: Larry Ellis/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

“We were right for the time when we came out. The pop scene five years ago was definitely looked upon by ‘musicians,’ put that in brackets, as a dirty word. Pop was just something crumby. Now I think a lot of things in the pop field have more to them.
We’re very influenced by others in pop music and others are influenced by us… That’s good. That’s the way life is. You’ve got to be influenced and you try to be influenced by the best.” - George Harrison, Detroit Free Press, 19 August 1966 [x]

“Everything we’ve done up to now has been crap.” – George Harrison, December 1966 [x]

Olivia and George Harrison, 1975

Photo © Newscom

“Olivia came into the picture at just the right time, a crazy, dark time. She is a strong person, and when he fell for her we all agreed that was a good thing. It wasn’t good for him to be on his own, and without her things would have got worse.” - Jim Keltner, Mojo, November 2014 [x]

“I remember George [Harrison] couldn’t stop talking about her [Olivia Trinidad Arias] after he met her.” - Al Aronowitz, The Blacklisted Journalist, Column Sixty-Two, 1 August 2001 [x]