George Harrison, 1968, photographed by Barrie Wenzell

Photo © Barrie Wentzell

“George had this great peace within himself that allowed him to live on the outside of his phenomenal celebrity in such a natural manner and simplicity of being.” - Ken Mansfield, The White Book [x]

“[George Harrison] was easy to be with, gentle, kind, and caring. Although I was supposed to be taking care of him, he would always concern himself with how I was doing. He had a bashful, soft-spoken manner with friend and stranger alike and always appeared to care about others.” - Ken Mansfield, The White Book [x]


Good News chocolate box flavors, and a studio shot of George Harrison and Eric Clapton in 1969

Photo 2: Barrie Wentzell

“‘Savoy Truffle’ on The White Album was written for Eric. He’s got this real sweet tooth and he’d just had his mouth worked on. His dentist said he was through with candy. So as a tribute I wrote, 'You’ll have to have them all pulled out after the Savoy Truffle.’ The truffle was some kind of sweet, just like all the rest - cream tangerine, ginger sling - just sandy, to tease Eric.” - George Harrison, Crawdaddy, February 1977

Savoy Truffle is a funny one written whilst hanging out with Eric Clapton in the sixties. At that time he had a lot of cavities in his teeth and needed dental work. He always had toothache but he ate a lot of chocolates - he couldn’t resist them and once he saw a box he had to eat them all.
He was over at my house and I had a box of 'Good News’ chocolates on the table and wrote the song from the names inside the lid:
Creme Tangerine, Montelimar
A Ginger Sling with a Pineapple Heart
A Coffee Dessert
Yes you know it’s Good News
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy Truffle
I got stuck with the two bridges for a while and Derek Taylor wrote some of the words in the middle… you know that what you eat you are…” - George Harrison, I Me Mine

“The session men were playing really well - there’s nothing like a good brass section letting rip - and it sounded fantastic. But having got this really nice sound George turned to Ken Scott and said ‘Right, I want to distort it’. So I had to plug-up two high-gain amplifiers which overloaded and deliberately introduced a lot of distortion, completely tearing the sound to pieces and making it dirty. The musicians came up to the control room to listen to a playback and George said to them ‘Before you listen I’ve got to apologize for what I’ve done to your beautiful sound. Please forgive me - but it’s the way I want it!’ I don’t think they particularly enjoyed hearing their magnificent sound screwed up quite so much but they realized that this was what George wanted, and that it was their job to provide it.” - Brian Gibson on the 11 October 1968 recording session for George Harrison’s song “Savoy Truffle”, The Complete Beatles Recording Session [x]


Travel in East Africa in the years 1903-1905: with funds from the Hermann and Elise born Heckmann Wentzel Foundation: Scientific results / By Voeltzkow, Alfred, 1860 - on Flickr.

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The Watchtower - That's a wrap!

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So as some of you might know, The Watchtower, our 3rd year Experimental Film was scheduled to film this week from the 14th – 16th of April. Well filming went well and we finished on our last set in Welbedacht in the late hours of Thursday night.

The cast, the crew and of course the assistants all worked extremely hard. I would like to personally thank all involved in the production for…

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