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Sad to see the packages of Marlboro Reds on the table top. I wonder if Jeff or Clapton still smoke?
Yeh, i noticed them too Mark.
I cringe a bit whenever I see a photo of George smoking.
I dont like seeing him smoke either, i have a ton of cool photo’s of George, but they all show him smoking, and it just does not feel right posting a lot of them, same as if i had a pic of John with a gun.
I noticed it as well. Since the time of George’s passing, I’ve become more aware of just how many photos show George with a cigarette.
To also add to Tammy’s comment, I have a hard time looking at one of the photos in the Beatles “Mad Day Out” series. It shows John laying on the ground, glasses cocked with the rest of the band kneeling around him. Knowing how he passed, it makes it quite eerie to look at.
Elle – I know that which photo you are talking about and I feel the same way. It jus tmakes me cringe everytime I look at it. Little did they know…
Yeah I have cringed when I saw that “Mad Day Out” photo too! And I hate seeing George smoke but I also don’t want to miss ANY pictures of George — so a lot of me wants to see the pics you are holding back, Tammy. (I know– I am bad)
I recall Paul saying (during promos for ‘anthology’) how they were all “smoking like mad” in so many clips.
Ol’ George would’ve known the evils of tobacco alright.
Ringo lights up during the Aspel & Co interview with him and George from ’88 (you wouldn’t see that on UK TV chat shows now)
And John’s puffing away in 1980, even saying somewhere (in the Playboy
interviews I think) that tobacco’s not considered that harmful in a macrobiotic context (!)
And of course Ms Mills (allegedly) wouldn’t marry Paul till he quit his toking.
Not that I’m sticking up for smoking, hell no, but we’re talking rock musicians remember, people who aren’t exactly known for keeping regular 9-5 hours, people who honed their skills in the smokey atmosphere of clubs and bars.
All part of the scene, I’m afraid, and possibly a bit revisionist to try and airbrush it all away now.
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