We can’t talk about marriage yet because I’m still married to Patti [sic] and I don’t know what will happen about divorce, as neither of us has filed for one. But Olivia is my woman. Everyone knows I only want to be with her.
George Harrison, c. 1975/1976, quoted in George Harrison In The News
George Harrison, Olivia Trinidad Arias, Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson, 20 November 1976
Photos: Richard E. Aaron
“I was hired by Warner Bros. Records to photograph Harrison for a week on the East Coast as part of the promotional push for his ‘33 1/3′ album. George is a very kind and gentle person and loved to be photographed. While on the set of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Jim Henson was also there as a guest. I got a few shots of them together and then asked Jim if Kermit was available. By the way, Kermit’s the one on top.” - Richard E. Aaron, rockpaperphoto.com
“Caryl Starling of The Muppets walks over and presents [Olivia] Arias with a stuffed replica of Kermit the Frog. ‘Look, he’s doing one of our meditation techniques,’ Arias says, sitting Kermit in the lotus position and placing his hands over his eyes. ‘He’s blissed-out.’” - Rolling Stone, 30 December 1976
By far the hardest Bino feature I’ve ever heard! Even though this song is old, I still damn near crash my car everytime I play it in the whip lol. The way the beat drops then he amps up OMFG JUST LISTEN!
If you don’t care to listen to the whole song, skip to 4:25
(best for last of course)
Olivia Trinidad Arias and George Harrison during the Dark Horse Tour, 1974, from the BRAVO archives.
“[George Harrison] was also just falling in love with Olivia, who later became his wife. He really spent a lot of time with her. We just didn’t tend to see him all that much.” - Robben Ford, Ultimate Classic Rock, 7 February 2013
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“[George] seemed so happy in those days, especially when he was with Olivia. I was surprised to see how affectionate he was with Olivia, holding hands, heads touching as they talked, snuggling up next to her at every opportunity. […] I liked Olivia […] But I was jealous of George’s attention to her. […] Olivia was his new love, and he was clearly head over heels, spending all his spare time with her and creating a little invisible wall that separated them from the rest of us.” - Chris O'Dell, Miss O'Dell: Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton [x]
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“I remember George [Harrison] couldn’t stop talking about her [Olivia Trinidad Arias] after he met her.” - Al Aronowitz, Column Sixty-Two, 1 August 2001 [x]
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“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]
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“I just went on a binge [after splitting up with Pattie], went on the road… all that sort of thing, until it got to the point where I had no voice and almost no body at times. Then I met Olivia and it all worked out fine. There’s a song on the new album, ‘Dark Sweet Lady’: ‘You came and helped me through/When I’d let go/You came from out the blue/Never have known what I’d done without you.’ That sums it up.” - George Harrison, Rolling Stone, 19 April 1979 [x]
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Q: “Was it love at first sight?”
Olivia Harrison: “Pretty much. We felt it in our hearts from before we met. Even on the phone, we seemed to have some understanding, like you do when you meet the right person. And he was a charmer, such a charmer!” - The Sun, 2009 [x]