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OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)

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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: Raggytash
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 04:42 AM

Sod it ! 100 ........... Hi Ted


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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 03:27 AM

99 is the new 100.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 01:06 AM

Thanks for IDing Joe Brown, van lingle. I'm always impressed when someone can make a ukulele sound that good.

FatB****rd, I loved the Shankar number.   Ravi's daughter is gorgeous, in addition to being excellent on the sitar.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 06:56 PM

We just added these 2 DVDs to the top of our Netflix queue. Sounds great!

Art


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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: GUEST,van lingle
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 04:35 PM

That was Joe Brown doing "I'll See you in my Dreams", Genie. He also did another George tune that I really liked that was unfamiliar to me.vl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 20 Jun 06 - 05:38 AM

I got the DVD of the show for Xmas and would highly recommend it. The Shankar piece is long but fascinating if you're into it.
PS If you're not, of course, you can skip it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: Genie
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 05:11 PM

I loved the guy (which one was that?) who played uke and sang "I'll See You In My Dreams" to end the show.

And George's son Dhani ("Uncle Ringo" pronounces it just like "Danny" so I'll assume that's correct) is the spit and image of his dad!   

I have this on videotape but I'd love to have the DVD.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: GUEST,van lingle
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 01:50 PM

Could've done without Ringo singing one of his hits but glad they incluced the Carl Perkins tune for the rockabilly guitar. I'm not a big McCartney fan but thought he did fine on All Things Must Pass and Something. Best part for me though was the segment with Joe Brown. I haven't heard Here Comes the Sun done that well since George with the Beatles.vl


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Subject: RE: Obit: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: Wesley S
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 01:23 PM

I've seen most of it. Really worthwhile. It's a shame he was overshadowed by the other two guys from his old band.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: GUEST,Liam
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 12:37 PM

Yes, It is ace.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison (29 Nov 2001)
From: GUEST,van lingle
Date: 19 Jun 06 - 11:27 AM

Anyone seen Concert for George which was done 1 year after his death. It features Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, McCartney, Gary Booker, Albert Lee and a bunch of others including lots of his backup players like Jim Keltner, Klaus Voorman et al who deliver his songs faithfully and lovingly. The real stars though are the songs. When you line them up it's amazing how many great ones he wrote. It orginally aired on PBS in the US and is now on DVD.vl


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jun 06 - 11:42 PM

Coincidences are God's puns.


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Subject: The Rainbow (a song for George Harrison)
From: Genie
Date: 18 Jun 06 - 11:04 PM

Thanks, Lonesome, for posting that Rainbow song.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 08:38 PM

Thanks Paul, and thanks for the link.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 08:24 PM

Spaw,

Ringo had this to say:

"George was a best friend of mine.

"I loved him very much and I will miss him greatly. Both Barbara and I send our love and light to Olivia and Dhani.

"We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter."

Taken from the BBC News site

Paul


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 07:48 PM

The Hickory String Band and a whole bunch of others.......I hadn't heard Stewie. Thanks for passing it along. Sorry to hear........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Stewie
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 07:34 PM

Sad to read that a legend in another musical field also died that day - Homer 'Pappy' Sherrill.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: catspaw49
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 06:51 PM

Leej....simply beautiful. Hard to believe you're a Briarhopper.

Has anyone seen or heard anything of Ringo since George's death? McCartney tlaked some on TV as well as mant others, but Ringo is notable by his absence.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 06:19 PM

The papers in England today were totally dominated by this. Broadsheets just as much as the tabloids, page after page.

Here is a net links page from the Guardian Website which gets you stuff you might have missed - like pictures from his garden.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 04:21 PM

It's OK, Harry. He read it in an earlier life.;-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 04:16 PM

Reading is not necessary in Spirit. Thought travels faster than light.

- LH


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Subject: memo: to Dave the Gnome
From: GUEST,Harry Krishna, esq.
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 01:47 PM

Dear Mr. Gnome,

I have been asked to advise you that, due to his bodily departure from the earthly plane, Mr. Harrison will not be reading personal messages directed to him on the Mudcat Cafe forum.

Sincerely,

Harry Krishna, esq.

Krishna & Rama


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Rex
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 01:37 PM

So I took out the sitar, I really should play it more often. I played nothing on it but "Harrisongs" for three hours or so. It's funny how adaptable that instrument can be. Then I played his records into the evening. One cannot help but touch upon his wisdom and feel peace. Today I'll play some more of those songs on the guitar.

Rex


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,The Burren Ranger (Ireland)
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 12:27 PM

I saw the Beatles play live in May 1963. From then they supplied the soundtrack to my life. Thanks for the memories and thanks for the music. Rest in Peace George, TBR


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 10:19 AM

Goodbye George.

All things must pass was, in my mind, your finest work. It was also prophetic of course, but perhaps the music will ensure that your music and memory will fade far later than you imagined.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: JohnL
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 10:00 AM

A very sad day for his family, fans and music. I live in Henley, where George lived and in the 70's I had an attic flat on a road bordering his mansion. Quite often we would hear him playing guitar at 1 or 2 am in the morning, the sound coming over the tree tops - how's that for a lullaby?


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Kaleea
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 04:05 AM

I was about 9, and the headlines said the Beatles were coming to the nearby Red Rocks outdoor amphitheater. Of course my parents said we could absolutely NOT go. Nonetheless, I sat on the living room floor in front of the hi-fi listening to my big brothers' Beatles records. I loved the early songs, especially the acoustic ones. The simple, lovely melodies and earnest love songs of youth. When they went to India, and a couple of the lads noticed a then popular blonde girl singer frequenting the bedchamber of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the lads started leaving India. While they found out that the big guru had feet of clay, George realised Truth in the teachings of the guru, and sought out & found those who could teach him Kriya Yoga. On Thursday evening of this week, I went online, and did a search for news of George. For some reason, I expected something new to be reported, but surprisingly found nothing. Fri AM I found out that George had made his final Samhadi. We can learn from George, even now. We can choose to not allow tobacco manufacturers to take our money & kill us. We can pick up our guitars and share songs of love & peace. We can choose to respect the religious/philosophical beliefs of others and NOT condemn our fellow humans- brothers & sisters- who may not be fundamentalist Christians. We can remember to live each day with the knowledge that there are many others across the globe who also believe in love & peace, and treat all whom we meet as our beloved brothers & sisters. If only a handful of us would do some of these things every day, just imagine . . .ah, but that's another Beatle.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Alice
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 02:24 AM

This is too sad for words. .....gently weeping


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,Mister Ed
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 01:19 AM

I can see them now...a bright light illuminating two smiling faces as they reach to embrace in friendship & love after all those years...John & George back together again. So long, thanks for showing us the Inner Light.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 12:53 AM

Ah well... He was a fine person and an astute musician and I loved his songs and I wish he could have missed the cancer thing, entirely. I wonder if he's caught up with John?


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Dec 01 - 12:08 AM

Wow, LeeJ! More tears at the eloquence and beauty of your words.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 11:42 PM

The Rainbow (for George)

I remember long ago
Songs of Love were the way to go
It's a different world today
Peace and Love have slipped away
The dreams have changed, but this I know
Everyone still wants to have a Rainbow

Its common now to put your faith
In a world of things that Time will take
Grab on tight and hold on fast
To the nearest thing that will not last
We bought our tickets to this show
Still everybody wants to have a Rainbow

Satisfaction must come quick
Stimulation laid on thick
With images so rapid fire
Lacking substance to inspire
And dollars reap what dollars sow
But everyone still wants to have a Rainbow

If something Holy underlies
Can we perceive it with our eyes?
The Path is narrow, strait the Gate
That leads us to investigate
A realm that only Spirit knows
Where everyone is looking for a Rainbow

The Color Bridge it spans the sky
From the day you're born to the day you die
As rain refracts the rays of Sun
We separate into the One
Where accident by intent flows
We find ourselves just looking for a Rainbow

Ernie Johnson 2001


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Rolfyboy6
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 11:15 PM

Although I'm a blues and bluegrass type, I listen with great interest to George. One of the best at fills and backing riffs. Eight note solos in the turnarounds, way better than so much of the wretched excess that passes for guitar playing. Sad to hear of his passing. I'd be honored to throw a branch on his funeral pyre.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:57 PM

Yeah Spaw, I was thinking the same about Leon.

For one brief shining moment I thought I might actually get to MEET him. He collected National steel Ukeleles. I had one. Sent the details to "his people". Pictured him inviting me to his Chateau, taking the uke, handing me two grand, and then saying "You moost join us for dinner, and afterwards Eric and Bobby are coomin' over for a session, if you'd like to do soom pickin'".

A year later I got a note from "his people", saying "sorry, he's not interested".

Oh well......

Rick


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 10:05 PM

George Harrison was always my favourite Beatle, all things considered. Now he has completed this life's journey, and I wish him eternal love. I am sure he will find it. I believe in reincarnation too, and I hope to see him again one of these days. Bon Voyage, George!

- LH


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,Owlkat
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:26 PM

I remember thinking that he was the coolest Beatle when I was a kid and listening to my sister's records. I bought his records after they split up. He was the only one who I thought had the most meaningful songs. When time is up, it's up, but it's still not fair. Owl.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 09:02 PM

The A&E piece wasn't bad. Typically A&E....good job for an hour time frame. Worth watching if you haven't seen Leon Russell lately.......Leon ain't missed too many meals...

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Pene Azul
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 08:47 PM

“I'm so glad you came here,
It won't be the same now I'm telling you.”



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Subject: Goodbye George
From: AliUK
Date: 30-Nov-01 - 08:11 PM

Although Im not a huge Beatles fan, I was saddened tohear of the death of George Harrison. I always felt that he was the most musically gifted and the most backward in coming forward and the world is now two Beatles less and Two Travelling Wilburys less. Buddha Bless you George and may your next life be as successful as the last one was.




Subject: Goodbye George
From: Dita
Date: 30-Nov-01 - 08:20 PM

In the absence of any 'offical' site to say goodbye I'd just like to say goodbye to George Harrison. Ever since I was a young lad he was always my favourite Beatle. He alyways seemed like a very genuine guy and his musical talent was always very under-rated. I'll miss you George. Love, John. X

Hello. I'm Dita's wife and I'm only 26 so I wasn't around at the time of the Beatles Heyday but I cannot begin to explain the influence that George had over the music that I both listen to and perform, rest in peace, I miss you too. L. X


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 08:29 PM

A&E Channel, if you get it, is currently running his Biography. Airs again at Midnight EST.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: voyager
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:46 PM

A Reading from the Internet Anagram Server -

George Harrison --> He's rare, go Ringo!

voyager


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:46 PM

Yes, the Beatles had a legacy of tremendous press from the beginning when they were harmless mop-tops. Later, they made clever use of it to publicize their views on taboo subjects like drugs, pacifism, feminism and sexual freedom. The press still lapped it up. That was one of the things you had to love about the sixties: if one of the Beatles had said Nixon was a paranoid pedo-phile, it would have been front page news in most papers, and it would have been gospel truth in Rolling Stone and The Village Voice.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:35 PM

Anyone else ever notice that 'Sorcha' (at least from her photos) looks just like Yoko?


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: gnu
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:30 PM

One effect that I have always pondered (and admired) is this. They were accepted by the establishment. The only thing "radical" upon their arrival was the hair. The tunes were good and non-offensive to most. After they were established, things began to change. Not just the music. Here was John and Yoko getting live press coverage from a bed !!! Someone with widespread popularity and political respect from nowhere said something so radical as, "Give peace a chance." And more than a generation listened and agreed. Of course, humans are a bit more complicated than that but it still did make a mark.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Hippie Chick
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:20 PM

It's a good thing I didn't have my radio-alarm on this morning. That's how I found out about John. Rest In Peace, George. You were one of the greats.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Peter T.
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 04:18 PM

To add to C.P.'s remarks, one of the best things about being in that privileged generation was that we had an example -- in the Beatles -- of people being creative and changing and transforming themselves in extraordinary ways in public, and pushing their creative transformation through the wider society. We had that ongoing story, and I think it has affected most of that group since -- positively as role models, but also that constant dissatisfaction with what happened after, and the disappointment that everything didn't go on and keep transforming and changing at the same peak level (as if it could). I don't believe that any of us living through the sixties as teenagers thought, oh, this is great, people will be listening to this in 40 years; what we thought was, wow, this is a great start, what is going to happen next? How will we be changed? If anyone had told me that radio stations would be playing 60's records nonstop in 2001, and people would be looking back on the 60's as some great peak, I would have been disgusted and horrified.

I don't believe that this perspective is a normal aspect of any generation growing old: I have never sensed this in the ways of the older generations I had the privilege of growing up with: they had other stories and ways of being, other optimisms and pessimisms, other nostalgias, better in some ways, different certainly.

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:58 PM

Feck that, Spaw. You were clear and what you posted was exactly the way some of us feel. Everyone just has to put their oar in the water at some point.

I did hear that many fans gthering in NYC and elsewhere to mourn and celebrate his life, hadn't even been born when the Beatles came into the world, heck my son was born the year they broke up.

Has John really been gone 21 years?:-(


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:54 PM

Yeah......I knew it. Sorry Katy, but that wasn't what I meant at all and once again I should have kept my mouth shut.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: GUEST,Katy
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:40 PM

Spaw,

I was born in 1967 and only really discovered the Beatles after John's death. I was 13 at the time.

I fell in love with them, and whilst your experience of them, having 'been there' in doubtless different from mine, please don't assume that it's better or more important.

Thank you

Katy


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:36 PM

RIP


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Beatles' George Harrison
From: gnu
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 03:31 PM

I guess it's the civil engineer in me that reminds me of this. When the Beatles performed on Ed Sullivan and the show went to commercial after that performance, many American city sewer systems backed up. That's an impact in itself. Again, rest well George.


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