This post is dedicated to my friend Debbie who passed away last night, she loved her Beatles, and she especially loved her Macca. I’ve had time to reflect on the joy and happiness these guys, and there music has brought to us all, it brings love, it brings friendship, it brings comfort. Never appologise, or be embarrassed for being a Beatle fan, it is a good thing, it’s a beautiful thing, and the riches, and joys, and friendship it brings is such a gift to us all, i know the Fabs delivered all that and more to Debbie. I’ll love and appreciate The Beatles just that little bit more now, in gratitude for the joy and friendship they’ve brought to me, and for my friends who are no longer with us, to listen to, and share that joy.

Greg xoxo

45 Responses to “FOR DEBBIE:”

  1. Chelsea says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. This is a lovely tribute.

  2. Cara says:

    ‘Tis indeed. Sorry to hear about your friend…

  3. Sarah says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. It’s lovely that these boys made such a positive impact on her. I hope that your friend is at peace.

  4. Alpha Bitch says:

    A beautiful tribute, full of heart. The B4 have brought so many people together in love and friendship.

  5. Kevin says:

    Thoughts and prayers go out to your friend.
    I’ve asked that “All Things Must Pass” be played at my funeral, then a party be given afterwards and that The Beatles blast out of the stereo speakers in all their glory.

  6. Leah says:

    Love and much more to Your Friend. The Beatles definitely bring a sense of peace and love; Perfect.

  7. Brian says:

    Sorry to hear this. What you say is so very true.

  8. Pete F. says:

    Beautiful tribute, so true. Sorry for you loss Greg.

  9. Ishie says:

    Greg, my thoughts & sympathy to you over the loss of your friend Debbie. I love your words about the ‘gifts of the Beatles’. Although the band could not go on forever and a reunion of the 4 was never to happen, their music, talent, humor and style live on. I feel very lucky to have grown up during the time that they took the world by storm. They were new and fresh and beautiful and their music and sound was like no other.
    I like being a Beatles fan and I like that sense of euphoria when I hear a song, watch a film or look at the fabulous photos on this site.
    Thanks Greg for keeping their memory alive. Debbie was very lucky to have you in her life!

  10. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    My condolences on your loss, Greg.

  11. JD says:

    Sorry to hear this,

    Some are dead and some are living…

  12. Lizzie says:

    i’m so sorry for your loss, my friend. i also lost a macca fan friend two years ago this month. as a first generation fan, i have beatle friends who have grown up with me since we were kids, we have seen each other start working, marry, have kids, become grandmas. and we still shriek when we see a “new” photo… having friends like that is a treasure that words cannot describe. and i thank the boys for these amazing people i still meet to this day because of them. rest in peace, debbie.

  13. Michael says:

    So sorry to hear of your friend’s passing. Beautiful words. BEATLES FOREVER!

  14. Another_Fan says:

    Very sad indeed. Rest in peace Debbie and my condolences to you Greg. And I very much agree with the others that your words are so true! A lot of people -regardless of nationality or age- connect so easily with each other through the Fab Four. That is very special and I’m sure that that will never stop.

  15. Brandi says:

    What a moving, eloquent tribute to your friend and the impact of the Beatles and their music. My sincerest condolences to you…

  16. connie says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You gave her a beautiful tribute.

  17. d- says:

    I can’t think of a nicer way to pay tribute to a devoted Beatles/Macca fan.

  18. oobu says:

    Thoughts & prayers for Debbie & her hubby Jim & family. Music & of course especially Paul’s can help you through the rough times.

    RIP Deb

  19. Guus says:

    My true condolences on your loss, Greg.

  20. Jim W. says:

    I agree about the love of the Beatles bringing people together. I have met many incredible people, thanks to my affection for the Beatles.

  21. Jane C-Moon says:

    Thank you for your poignant tribute, Greg. I send wishes of comfort and peace to Debbie’s family.

  22. Cindy B says:

    I always feel such sadness when hearing of one of our Beatle friends passing away…but we all know that she is up in heaven, talking with George, John, and all those others that are part of our Beatle family. Being a Beatle/Paul fan is a beautiful thing…my condolences to the family and friends…

  23. MarkZapp says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your friend. A Beatles/Paul photo tribute that she would have loved, no doubt. I hope that she was able to see these beautiful photos before she passed. We are all here bonded by our love of this amazing musical group. May she be at peace.

  24. Kelli says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, Greg. That was a lovely tribute.

  25. bill c. says:

    It’s possible she’s enjoying a John/George jam somewhere right now with Brian,Stu Julia and others in the wings

  26. We love you Deb! I am sure you are waiting for us and will make sure to ask God to let us all see Paul at least one time close up or meet him! Ha ha…Bless you and your family. You moved us, and Jim, you write so we can keep an eye on you! This is a lovely photo blog for a lovely lady, Debbie Lawson. Amen!

  27. Jennifer says:

    I’m so deeply sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Debbie. My heart goes out to you, her and all her family and friends. *huge, huge hugs* : (

    That was a very beautiful and moving tribute you wrote to her, I have no doubt that it would touch her heart because it touched all of ours. <3

  28. Long Tall Sally says:

    Very moving tribute. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Friends come and go, but Beatles friends always have that special place in your heart. Peace and love. :)

  29. Tammy says:

    Being a Beatle/Paul fan, i feel like Debbie was a friend of us all, not just me, or those close to her geographically. That’s why i feel such appreciation for the Fab’s, as if the music isn’t enough, we get all these amazing bonuses i mentioned, friendship, comfort, joy etc etc.

  30. shelly says:

    You’re a lovely soul Tammy.

  31. Tammy says:

    I guess i’m lucky, i seem to have a lot of friends, even from when i was at school i’ve stayed close to many of them (the nice and glam ones, not the bully’s ha ha) but when i look at the fun and friends and adventures the Beatles have brought into my life it amazes me, this week a ‘Macca mate’ visited and we had a great day laughing till tears came, last night i was in a texting frenzy with another ‘Macca mate’, planning on our catch up’s whilst i’m in Melbourne, inbetween Facebook chatting with an old Beatle pen pal. Then there is a whole OTHER group of Beatle/Macca frends i have in the the state of Victoria, again .. we’ve had the best adventures and laughs, my ‘net’ friends are just as close, and we often do meet up in the end, even if it’s me flying from Australia and meeting friends at a Washington train station and within about thirty seconds feeling like i’ve ben hanging out with them all my life.

    The point of all this is quite simple, the Beatles are fun .. they bring joy, that’s the whole purpose of this blog, not to be all serious and uptight, but to just share the ‘joy’.

    The Beatles are a good force in this world, and in these times, we need as much ‘Beatle power’ as we can get :-)

  32. Jo says:

    Beautifully said, Tammy. May ‘Our Boys’ shine on the soul of Debbie as she moves across the universe. I’m always saddened to learn of the passing of another one of our legion….

  33. Aeolian Cadence says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. I think she was fortunate to have a friend like you.

  34. Lizzie says:

    beautiful words, greg, and you’re so right. when my daughter was little (she will be 40 in october) she told me she loved the beatles because their music talked about love. even though she didn’t speak english, she knew that word and could hear it in their music. it’s this same love we’re all talking about here. i am so very proud to be a beatle fan, and soooo very proud of our boys and all they have accomplished in their lives and what they mean to the world. younger people might have no clear idea of HOW MUCH influence they had in so many ways, not just with their marvelous music. being young in the 60’s was definitely bb (before beatles) and ab (after beatles).

  35. Laura Dever says:

    You will be missed. :)

  36. Kwai Chang says:

    It is said that love can only be truly measured at the moment of parting…in other words, you will never be more beautiful than my last glimpse of you…that is why we must blame Love for making death more Romantic than life. Nothing must be left for later…if there is anything to say, to do, to see…do it now.
    Thus, with every gain…there is loss…and with every loss…there is gain.
    Not only did this tragedy result in some of the best pictures of Paul I had never seen…but the warmth of the comments above have renewed my faith in many ways…you see, the thing is…the world has become a lot less Beatleish than it used to be…and the loss of Debbie just makes it seem even more so
    (I just realized…The Beatles may be the only thing that can save us)

  37. BLJ says:

    Tammy, I am very sorry about the lost of your friend, Debbie. May she rest in peace. Memories of love and friendship are treasures to carry with you always.

  38. bibi says:

    Beautiful tribute. So very sorry for the loss of your friend, Debbie. Prayers your way & to those others who loved her. May her memory live on.

  39. Joan says:

    Beautifully done, Greg. I’m sure her family appreciates your kind words.

  40. Tom//Shine says:

    Rest in peace, Debbie. And thanks to Tammy, we (just a few strangers in the www) will remember you. Lovely, lovely tribute.
    Hare Krishna.

  41. My name's Betty says:

    “Never appologise, or be embarrassed for being a Beatle fan” just YESTERDAY my cousin kept saying how much “they suck”, and I stayed firm by saying “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the beatles!!!!!” I deeply care for them just like my fellow beatle fans and yesterday my big church was singing Come Together, it definitely brings people together, aside from yesterday… God bless :)

  42. Steve in the Bronx says:

    My condolances on the loss of your friend.

  43. AuroraSkye says:

    Oh that is sooo sad! I hate the loss of anyone and it is sooo sad to hear about the loss of your (our- friend to all) friend. I am sure she would have loved your tribute!

  44. Jema says:

    Greg,I’m terribly sorry about the loss of your friend.I think it’s so very nice of you for putting up a post dedicated for her :) Whenever you listen to the Beatles I’m sure she’ll be there with you in spirit.She’ll also be with you forever in your memories of her and in your heart.

  45. Keely says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your words are beautiful.

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