Watching the news footage and youtube clips and looking at these photo’s from Georges Hollywood star of fame it really made me think how we all hear about squabbles in the press between the various Beatles and we’ve all heard the comments between them during the bad times, but hearing Eric Idle speak so personally about the closeness between Paul and George made me realise that away from the lights and screams they really were those two fourteen year old kids on the bus who ended experiencing something that only a handful of people on this planet could ever comprehend, i guess it’s true like they say in Anthology that because there were four of them they could look out for each other where as Elvis only had himself,

Watching Eric Idles comments about George dying in Paul’s home, there are many other things littered through the various youtube clips of the event that are quite insightful, John Hammel is visible in just about all the footage and it’s interesting to watch his knowing nods and smiles as they talk of events and happenings, at one point you can see him lean in smiling to Nancy and nodding to her when i think she probably asked ‘Did he really do that?’ when Eric mentions George passing away in Pauls home and how good Paul was to George during the long time he was dying you can see Olivia and Dhani are profoundly .. ‘grateful’ probably isnt the right word, but you can see how much this meant to them, it’s interesting to see Dhani turn and gaze at Paul during this and then break into a smile at Paul when Eric joked about John Cleese.

Just after the star was unveiled in a candid moment you can see and almost hear Olivia lean over to Paul and say something and thank him, and then emphasise the thank’s, Paul then leans over and rubs her arm.

I think this event strangely gave us an insight into the real world of the Beatle family much more than something ‘glam’ like the ‘Love’ premiere ever could where everyone is ‘on’.

If nothing else maybe this will lay to rest the naysayer’s and those who thought they knew the truth and always put a negative spin on The Beatles friendships, when in truth deep down they probably did care for each other, Paul and George, and Ringo and John were really close, even literally right to the end ..

Dont forget one of John’s last comments on the Beatles from late in 1980, and i wish they had used this to end the Anthology instead of the bitter and sour sound bite from 1970 ‘They were just a band, it doesn’t really matter’ sorry John, it did matter and it does matter as you yourself admitted in 1980 ..

“But don’t get me wrong. I still love those guys. The Beatles are over, but John, Paul, George and Ringo go on.”

14 Responses to “GEORGE’S STAR OF FAME:”

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s Rock Singer and you where there though the magic of the internet and also in spirit. Thanks for your wonderful Blog, it has brought me many a good times.

  2. Spurs Dork says:

    I’ve ALWAYS, always remembered that quote from John in the Playboy interview. So, so right.

  3. Tammy says:

    Thanks Rock Singer for the first three photo’s.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What you wrote is really touching.
    I can't get enough of thie blog.


    Beatles forever. <3

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Very, very well put – “for four guys who really loved each other…it was pretty sensational…”

  7. Anonymous says:

    here here, well said. LOVE this blog, it’s the best!

  8. Lizzie says:

    beautiful words, greg/tammy – you’re the best!

  9. Anonymous says:

    wonderful blog!

  10. Anonymous says:

    What you said in your blog is true.But sometimes when i watch anthology for instance when george and paul were together in the 90’s,i could see alot of tension and nervouses between them,i saw paul in george’s backgarden get very annoyed because george ignored what paul had to that george and john are gone and the battles are over of course it’s easier for paul to let his guard down.paul was very loving and caring to george during his illness and made it as comfortable and safe for george as possible,they were brothers when it counted.paul showed brotherly compassion,which was touching but they fought like brothers too at times .Don’t gloss over that.

  11. Tammy says:

    Hi, i’m not for a second glossing over the fact that Paul, George, John and Ringo faught, often like cats and dogs, but as you said like family they did have fights, like brothers do .. but it’s only with people you love and actually mean something to you that such deep passions rise, for John to have been so deeply bitter to Paul in the very early 70’s he must have loved Paul very much, because if Paul meant nothing to him he would have passd it all off with a ‘Meh’

  12. honeyboney says:

    you wrote exactly what i feel.
    all that bickering and fighting is only another thing that shows how close they were. you´re not that upset when you ahve trouble with some buddie. they were more like a family together…
    paul said this somewhere i think when he said that during the break-up they were bitching at each other in a way they never before bitched at anyone… you have to be close to someone and know him really way to be bitching and fighting like they did.
    and i liked that bit with george dying in paul´s house cause a lot of fans don´t believe it. george was like a little brother to paul, get it, beatle people!
    and all the love, jealousy and fights having a brother involves was there too.

    now(finally) enough said.

  13. honeyboney says:

    way = well… and please ignore all the other typos

  14. Anonymous says:

    George actually didnt like paul saying he was his baby brother,it made him feel inferior.but he was stuck with paul looking at him like that.He wanted to be thought of equally to john and paul no doubt.As a guitarist he had it over them,even though john did some outstanding playing towards the end of the jam on abbey road.I enjoy all their work.

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