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This is one of the very RARE photos of George that looks BAD.
Yes I agree there Chris, I believe it might have been around the time he had alot of health issues, Hepatitis got hold of him at some point and he also had alot of alcohol issues that would all eventually be resolved but this picture makes him look an old man way befor he should, even George had his bad days/years/photos!
I agree, George had a really gaunt look. I heard Olivia was very afraid because he would not get out of bed. He was jaundiced and I think he had a cocaine addiction. Just don’t look like the same guy of the sixties. These were really bad times for George. At the time I read he only weighed 136 pounds. I think he had a lot on him that he could not cope with, but I’m glad he got over it. Some rock stars were not that lucky.
Don Van Vleit impersonator…
(quite a job skill)
Well, in the new Living in the Material World book there is a photo of his passport from 1964 in which states his weight as 136lbs.. he was just naturally skinny. Seems mighty small today but that was also the 60s. 70s did take a toll on George but he came back and conquered the 80s well.
Yeah, he was naturally skinny, but I think that was the case because (like lots of people) he didn’t quite get the nutrition he needed as a kid … that’s what happened during the war, and right after. I think that prevented him (and others) from developing a larger frame.
However, in the 70s, I think he started to look really, really skinny because of the cocaine and the hepatitis … thank god he got over all of that. By the late 70s and certainly the 80s, he started looking a lot better.
Yeah that’s skinny even for our fave long haired, crossed legged guitar picker. It does appear to be the height of his cocaine haze days doesn’t it? LOL Kwai.
Hey, you gonna hold that all day, George?
It’s also the lighting. The lighting is terrible and accentuates George’s gaunt face. If the light was hitting George at a different angle he would look a lot better.
I remember reading in the 1970s that George was seeing a doctor or in the hospital because he kept on losing so much weight.
THIS IS HERESAY…but I heard it from a reliable drug addict that worked for me once…without knowing anything about my love for the Beatles…the guy showed up on a Monday telling me how angry he was about the weekend…but excited…he had spent the weekend in Palm Springs and had been at a party where Ian Gillan walked around all night introducing himself as the “guy who sang smoke on the water”…and that he had met George Harrison through someone at the party…some “input” was given…and George proceeded to score an 8-Ball(3.5 grams…1/8 oz) of cocaine from him…after which time, George walked over to get the money from one of his buddies…and somehow quickly vanished with the contraband…and never paid dude…
THE MAIN POINT OF THIS STORY:
From the day I heard the guy moaning and groaning about being ripped-off by George Harrison, I always thought the guy probably tried to impress the stars with crappy(heavily-cut) coke…and I always believed if George really did burn that dude, that somehow he must have brought it on himself…in other words…I never really gave George any of the blame…
so, a few comments and this here pic…and I’m ready to believe there may have been some ugliness to it all…(and it belonged to George)
when was the coke problem?
this story took place in the early 80′s
that thing in his hand…is that activated by a butane torch?
Kwai Chang that’s an amazing story. I never knew George had a coke problem until this year. I knew he did drugs but I really thought he was over it by the 70s. I guess I was wrong.
Kwai, you are funny, you know a reliable Drug Addict, something I never, ever came across in all my years.
You are a good guy.
when drugs are first, last and everything in between…
you are a reliable drug addict…
(and possibly quite skilled, too…at things to support your habit)
construction can be lucrative for the motivated fun-lover
but the cost is heavy…stupidity leads to short career span
(I firmly believe that the guy had met George and I firmly believe that SOMEBODY had stolen his coke)
yet, I never knew George struggled with it.
the real damage is from free-base coke(smokable)
those people are elevators with no brakes
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