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Paintings by Tim Scoggins… simply gorgeous!

Paintings by Tim Scoggins… simply gorgeous!

28th Jul 2014 10:18pm 1 day ago 22 notes

Ringo, Concert For Bangladesh (1971)

Ringo, Concert For Bangladesh (1971)

28th Jul 2014 10:11pm 1 day ago 15 notes

Take my time I’ll show you cloud nine Take my smile and my heart They were yours from the start The pieces to omit are mine Have my love Use it while it does you good Share my highs but the times That it hurts pay no mind The pieces you don’t need are mine I’ll see you there on cloud nine

Take my time
I’ll show you cloud nine
Take my smile and my heart
They were yours from the start
The pieces to omit are mine

Have my love
Use it while it does you good
Share my highs but the times
That it hurts pay no mind
The pieces you don’t need are mine

I’ll see you there on cloud nine

28th Jul 2014 10:10pm 1 day ago 36 notes

George Harrison & Sean Penn on the set of HandMade Films’ movie, Shanghai Surprise in Macao, Hong Kong (1986). 
George visited the set in Macao to try to calm down tensions on the set. The filming period was problematic. Starting with Sean’s bodyguard roughing up a photographer. Then a respected publicist, Chris Nixon, was fired at  Sean Penn’s insistence for suggesting that he and Madonna do publicity shots. After these incidents George visited the set to try to calm the tensions down. Things quietened down for a time but then started up again after production was moved to London. The new problems started with the paparazzi . Then some Polaroid photos (meant for production usage) of Sean & Madonna were stolen which upset the stars so much that they refused to work for a day. Which cost both time and money to HandMade Films, not a large company by any means but an independent film company. 
As a co-executive producer who had sunk $15.5 million of the company’s money into the movie, George was not too thrilled with any of this and vowed to never work with “Hollywood” types again.

George Harrison & Sean Penn on the set of HandMade Films’ movie, Shanghai Surprise in Macao, Hong Kong (1986).

George visited the set in Macao to try to calm down tensions on the set. The filming period was problematic. Starting with Sean’s bodyguard roughing up a photographer. Then a respected publicist, Chris Nixon, was fired at  Sean Penn’s insistence for suggesting that he and Madonna do publicity shots. After these incidents George visited the set to try to calm the tensions down. Things quietened down for a time but then started up again after production was moved to London. The new problems started with the paparazzi . Then some Polaroid photos (meant for production usage) of Sean & Madonna were stolen which upset the stars so much that they refused to work for a day. Which cost both time and money to HandMade Films, not a large company by any means but an independent film company.

As a co-executive producer who had sunk $15.5 million of the company’s money into the movie, George was not too thrilled with any of this and vowed to never work with “Hollywood” types again.

28th Jul 2014 10:05pm 1 day ago 17 notes

George Harrison attends a press conference to launch the new book by Derek Taylor ‘Fifty Years Adrift’ at the Sydney Opera House on November 30, 1984

28th Jul 2014 9:28pm 1 day ago 11 notes

TOP PHOTO: Syamsundara Das & Mukunda Goswami with George in Vrindavan, India in 1996 BOTTOM PHOTO: From left to right: Syamsundara Das, George with Dhani in front, Mukunda Goswami, Gurudas Prabhu and Derek Taylor pose during a visit at George’s home, Friar Park. PHOTO & ARTICLE SOURCE: Back To God-head

The article below is a tribute to George written by long time friend, Syamsundara Das, (I’ve included excerpts from it, not the entire article)

MY SWEET GEORGE

by Syamsundara Das

A tribute to George Harrison from an old friend.

Los Angeles, December 2, 2001.

THIS WAS THE FIRST thing you said to me, George, in that winter of ‘68: “I’ve been waiting to meet you where have you been?” Well, here I am again, George and there you are. And from that time till now there never was an edge between us, so closely have we traveled the same trails through time…

Late ’60s London, reclined at ease on your embroidered bolster, both legs stretched out straight, it’s times like this beyond all doubt I know there is a Perfect Person, and I am seeing you, and God knows why or how but somehow or other I’m explaining to you the American game of baseball or updating you on the price of gold or asking you to define “Being” or “Time” or introducing you yes, come in, come in to my new friend George Harrison, who approaches you now, bows down with his long hair sopping and with a grin as big as yours, says Hare Krsna! …….

“What’s the time now, Syamasundara?”

“It’s 1968, George, 1969, 1970, 71, 72 and 3.”

You’ve just phoned from Sicily to our freezing flat in Covent Garden, to sing me long-distance a little ditty you’d just cooked up, wondering if I thought anyone’d like it: “Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, ah say it’s all right now dah dah dah dah dah . . .”

“Yeah, George . . .”

Or walking down Regent Street, you look at me and say, “That’s a first more people are lookin’ at you than me!”

How about that time in Paris, at Maxim’s Restaurant, hounded by hordes of press-people, you and I sliding a hundred miles an hour down that laundry chute in our escape, to land in that huge pile of dirty sheets? And me slugging and dragging paparazzi off the cobble-stoned street in front of your get-away cab . . .

Or how about those early months at Friar Park, crashed out in our sleeping bags, a hundred rooms, no heat, no furniture. And those early mornings when you’d return from an all-night session, piling into the kitchen (the only warm room in the house) with your rock-n-roll side-men, alive with some new tune you’d hatched that night “What d’ya think of this one, Syamsundara we call it ‘My Sweet Lord’ Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna…”

Early days Friar Park when you sew the skull-and-crossbones: You and I strapping those silly same-throwers on our backs and attacking the ivy, brambles, Commies and Nazis with wild abandon . . .

Or a couple years back when you scared the holy bejesus out of Mukunda and me flying down that Oxfordshire country lane at 150 miles an hour in your latest wonder car “Use my body like a car, Taking me both near and far, met my friends all in the material world” this car’s body you had decorated at great cost with thousands and thousands of tiny Hare Krsna mantras . . .

And remember our days in India! How delicately you laid a tiny blossom at Lord Krsna’s feet in Vrindavan and then grabbed a stick to chase away the monkeys! How you looked into my camera on that rooftop with all the trees and parrots and bells and temples of Vrindavan spread out below you, and said: “Still Krsna after all these years…”

28th Jul 2014 9:21pm 1 day ago 25 notes

thateventuality:

From David Washington’s Instagram, 19 July 2014:

"With Dhani Harrison @ the wedding of the year in Nantucket! His suits are exceptional but his personality and kindness wins out!!!" [x] 

thateventuality:

From David Washington’s Instagram, 19 July 2014:

"With Dhani Harrison @ the wedding of the year in Nantucket! His suits are exceptional but his personality and kindness wins out!!!" [x

27th Jul 2014 7:53pm 2 days ago 60 notes

''This last trip I took, during the earthquake, I visited two orphanages. I’m very emotional about the whole thing, but to walk in there and see the children with no showers, hot water, heaters, or bathtubs, so little for us, things we wouldn’t even think about.''

Olivia Harrison talking about the living conditions in Romania of the orphans  at the press conference for Romanian Angel Appeal June 22,1990.
27th Jul 2014 1:32pm 2 days ago 7 notes

''Well, the wife asked me if I would do this song. She said, “Or else…” No, she asked if I could talk the Wilburys into doing a song. When you see the photographs and what’s happening, the babies alone in their cribs, we all have to do something occasionally. And I thought it was a good thing to do.''

George Harrison during the press conference for The Romanian Angel Appeal Charity June 22,1990 on the release of the single to benefit the charity, ‘Nobody’s Child’
27th Jul 2014 1:27pm 2 days ago 11 notes

On June 18, 1990 The Traveling Wilburys release the single “Nobody’s Child” an old country & western tune originally written by Cy Coben and Mel Foree and originally recorded by Hank Snow in 1949.

'Nobody's Child' was released to benefit the Romanian Angel Appeal a charity spearheaded by George’s wife, Olivia who had read about the appalling conditions these children lived in and felt it was urgent something should be done to help. On July 24, 1990, a benefit album of the same name was released featuring an all star roster of musicians, The Romanian Angel Appeal Charity consisted of Olivia Harrison, Barbara Bach (Starkey), Linda McCartney, Yoko Ono, and Elton John. The Beatles also recorded a cover of ‘Nobody’s Child’ with Tony Sheridan on vocals while in Hamburg on June 24, 1961 which was released in Germany in April of 1964 and also released in the US as a B-side on July 6.1964.

27th Jul 2014 1:18pm 2 days ago 16 notes

''The Concert for Bangladesh was just a moral stance. These kinds of things have grown over the years, but what we did showed the musicians and people are more humane than politicians. Today people accept the commitment rock ‘n’ roll musicians have when they perform for a charity. When I did it, they said things like, “He’s only doing this to be nice.''

George Harrison
27th Jul 2014 12:43pm 2 days ago 15 notes

''The Concert For Bangladesh happened because of my relationship with Ravi. He is such a humble person. He said, “I am going to do this show. Maybe, if you or Peter Sellers or both of you can come on and do something or announce something, maybe we can make $25,000 and do something about this terrible war.”

I said, “If you want me to be involved, I think I’d better be really involved,” so I started recruiting all these people. It was difficult at first, but once it got closer to the show I had commitments from so many people that some had to be turned down. Everybody wanted to be in it.

Mainly the concert was to attract attention to the situation that was happening at one time. The money we raised was secondary, and although we had some problems because Allen Klein had not been handling it right, they still got plenty of money, even though it was a drop in the ocean. The main thing was, we spread the word and helped get the war ended. Little Bengali waiters in Indian restaurants still come up to me and say, “When we were fighting in the jungle, it was so great to know there was someone out there supporting us.”''

George Harrison on The Concert For Bangladesh
27th Jul 2014 12:41pm 2 days ago 13 notes

On this date in Hari-History Tuesday, July 27,1971, a press conference was held at ABKCO offices in NYC with George Harrison, Ravi Shankar and business manager, Allen Klein to promote The Concert For Bangladesh relief concert to be held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 1,1971 in a series of two concerts that day. George admitted that he was nervous about being center and front stage, that he’d rather be part of a band, but money needed to be raised and quickly to help.

27th Jul 2014 12:33pm 2 days ago 97 notes

On this date in Hari-History Tuesday, July 27,1971, a press conference was held at ABKCO offices in NYC with George Harrison, Ravi Shankar and business manager, Allen Klein to promote The Concert For Bangladesh relief concert to be held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, August 1,1971 in a series of two concerts that day. George admitted that he was nervous about being center and front stage, that he’d rather be part of a band, but money needed to be raised and quickly to help.

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