George and Olivia.

Q: ‘You’ve spent the last few years focusing on your family life while recording music at home just for the joy of it.’

GH: ‘I’ve spent too long in the garden. (soft laugh) So the concept of going on a TV show with Jerry Springer or whatever his name is, to try to talk about something while everybody’s punching each other – that to me is pathetic. To try and sell something like that, you sell your soul!

That’s why I just feel I can’t go back into the side of the industry that’s become this way. And that’s why I’m just going along with that girl from ABBA [Agnetha Faltskog] who chat-show people criticize for being off on an island these days and out of touch with the music business. One fellow on television actually said, ‘She had a beautiful ass but now she is an ass!’ It was so nasty, can you believe it? But she’s probably much more spiritual, much more content, and just a better person to her family and friends.

5 Responses to “George and Olivia.”

  1. the man had no filter. loved that about him.

  2. Jorge says:

    Couldn’t agree more with George’s comments, some peace and quiet (and tranquility) should be afforded to everyone when they feel like having it. Artists shouldn’t feel pressured to be constantly “out there” just for our enjoyment.

    They’ve earned their free time (as scarce as that is).

  3. Alex of Bronx says:

    I think Paul thrives on being out in the limelight, Ringo also to a less extent.
    George’s approach I really liked. After all those crazy years it must have been nice to stay in the garden and just come out and play once in a while. Too bad him and John couldn’t enjoy it a little more.
    John to me is a little harder to figure out. I wonder what he would have been like if he got the chance to hit the road in 1981.

  4. Matthew says:

    So nice to hear George talk about the lovely Agnetha. We don’t often hear what some legends think of others. In a similar way, Benny Andersson from ABBA recently praised Kate Bush in an interview :-)

  5. John S. Damm says:

    Great quote from George but I am not sure that Agnetha Faltskog in her adulthood would appreciate being referred to by Hari as, “that girl from ABBA.” LOL, George was so spiritual yet retained that Northern England sexism. He was a Pisces Fish!

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