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GAC
10-04-2011, 05:32 PM
I had no idea Scorsese even undertook this project. But it's a two part documentary that premieres on HBO this Wednesday and Thursday night, 10 PM EST.

I don't have HBO, but I guess I'll subscribe just to be able to view it. Who knows if/when it will be on DVD.

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/08/23/george-harrison-living-in-a-material-world-trailer/

Raisor
10-04-2011, 07:48 PM
my man love for George Harrison knows no bounds.

RBA
10-05-2011, 05:40 AM
He was pretty good in Zorro, The Gay Blade.












































:oops:

GAC
10-06-2011, 05:23 AM
Dd some further research and found out it will be released on DVD this Monday, Oct 10th.

Also read an article last night, quite laughable, because this writer felt it was somehow breaking news that Harrison did drugs and was a womanizer. I never knew that about rock stars. LOL

redsfanmia
10-06-2011, 07:55 PM
The first night of this documentary was a great big Bill Walton.....Very Disappointing.

marcshoe
10-06-2011, 08:01 PM
Dd some further research and found out it will be released on DVD this Monday, Oct 10th.

Also read an article last night, quite laughable, because this writer felt it was somehow breaking news that Harrison did drugs and was a womanizer. I never knew that about rock stars. LOL

I read that Paul was pretty torn about participating in George's womanizing coming to light. I think his words were, "George loved the things that men love" or some such thing. The stories have been around forever, though.

I honestly like George's post-Beatles work better than any of the others. It just had a different quality to it than music that was being put out by just about anyone else. I'll likely pick this up next week.

Spazzrico
10-06-2011, 10:24 PM
I honestly like George's post-Beatles work better than any of the others. It just had a different quality to it than music that was being put out by just about anyone else. I'll likely pick this up next week.

Agreed. They all had some standout songs, but none pulled off an "All Things Must Pass".


Plus George was connected to Monty Python and his company Handmade Films financed one my all time favorite films Time Bandits.

GAC
10-07-2011, 06:12 AM
I read that Paul was pretty torn about participating in George's womanizing coming to light. I think his words were, "George loved the things that men love" or some such thing. The stories have been around forever, though.

All of the Beatles were pretty heavy womanizers. Paul especially. His ex-GF Jane Asher finally said enough is enough. John likened their tours to one big orgy.


I honestly like George's post-Beatles work better than any of the others. It just had a different quality to it than music that was being put out by just about anyone else. I'll likely pick this up next week.

I think each ex-Beatle's solo music stands on their own. I'm such a Beatlemaniac though, any of them could have crapped on a piece of vinyl and I would buy it. LOL

Paul, obviously, was the most commercial successful of all of them. He was the master, IMO, of the simple pop song (lyric), while John and George infused more "depth" into their lyrics.

George campaigned heavily to get the song "All Things Must Pass" on the Let it Be album, but to no avail. That turned out for the better because ATMP is simple a phenomenal album. While I have all the ex-Beatle's solo work, I have to admit that George's infusion of spirituality into his music at times wore thin with me. I could only take so much of it.

Finally getting to see McCartney on his recent tour (Cincy) was one of the highlights of my life.

Raisor
10-07-2011, 09:07 PM
Here comes the sun might be the most perfect pop song ever made.

GAC
10-08-2011, 06:26 AM
Here comes the sun might be the most perfect pop song ever made.

Written in Clapton's garden.

You might enjoy this Phil. Has video clips of several of George's top songs. I especially liked the video of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (his last concert 1992)..... http://thecurvature.com/2008/11/29/top-5-george-harrison-songs/

marcshoe
10-09-2011, 02:36 AM
All of the Beatles were pretty heavy womanizers. Paul especially. His ex-GF Jane Asher finally said enough is enough. John likened their tours to one big orgy.




I thought they broke up because Paul died and was replaced by Billy Shears. :p

Way back when I lived in Sydney a book came out about the Beatles Australian tour minus an ill Ringo that talked about the three Beatles' competition to see who could bed the most women while they were in the country. It had people wondering how many little beatles might be wandering around.

Wild days.

GAC
10-10-2011, 07:48 AM
I thought they broke up because Paul died and was replaced by Billy Shears. :p

If you really want to see a hilarious movie - and it is on Netflix instant streaming - watch this one....

Paul McCartney is Really Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison

Supposedly, Harrison made a death bed confession that was recorded on audio tape that confirms the Paul is dead rumors. And somehow it was sent to Hollywood, this guy got a hold of it, and made this movie.

I laughed so hard watching this movie, as it regurgitated the old rumors (with some new twists). But what was really hilarious was listening to the voice narrating the movie, which was supposedly George's from the audio tape. Very poor impersonation of his Liverpudlian accent. LOL

And Lennon was assassinated because he was about to go public on Paul's death. :lol:

marcshoe
10-10-2011, 04:27 PM
If you really want to see a hilarious movie - and it is on Netflix instant streaming - watch this one....

Paul McCartney is Really Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison

Supposedly, Harrison made a death bed confession that was recorded on audio tape that confirms the Paul is dead rumors. And somehow it was sent to Hollywood, this guy got a hold of it, and made this movie.

I laughed so hard watching this movie, as it regurgitated the old rumors (with some new twists). But what was really hilarious was listening to the voice narrating the movie, which was supposedly George's from the audio tape. Very poor impersonation of his Liverpudlian accent. LOL

And Lennon was assassinated because he was about to go public on Paul's death. :lol:


Does the tape end with, "And so I was in truth the last surviving Beatle." (long pause) "Oh, wait a minute...I forgot about Ringo."

chellelouj12
10-11-2011, 03:03 AM
I do have HBO.. I'll try to watch and later give this thread a feedback on it. Thanks for sharing GAC...

Brutus
10-11-2011, 03:08 AM
Kind of off-topic, but I actually just watched Backbeat for the first time. Not earth-shattering, but it seems to have been a fairly decent portrayal of the Beatles' early years before getting commercial success.

GAC
10-12-2011, 05:14 AM
Kind of off-topic, but I actually just watched Backbeat for the first time. Not earth-shattering, but it seems to have been a fairly decent portrayal of the Beatles' early years before getting commercial success.

I liked it. Those days in Hamburg, as rough and wild as they were, is what tightened the boys up as a band.

I use to have a VHS copy of this movie called "Two of Us", which was a fictional account of what might have gone down between John and Paul during an historic 1976 meeting at the Dakota which took place the day of the famous Saturday Night Live plea to get the group back together. It was worth the watch. Need to find it on DVD.

http://thedeletebin.com/2008/09/15/two-of-us-beatles-movie-with-aidan-quinn-and-jared-harris-as-paul-john/

Brutus
10-12-2011, 11:51 AM
I liked it. Those days in Hamburg, as rough and wild as they were, is what tightened the boys up as a band.

I use to have a VHS copy of this movie called "Two of Us", which was a fictional account of what might have gone down between John and Paul during an historic 1976 meeting at the Dakota which took place the day of the famous Saturday Night Live plea to get the group back together. It was worth the watch. Need to find it on DVD.

http://thedeletebin.com/2008/09/15/two-of-us-beatles-movie-with-aidan-quinn-and-jared-harris-as-paul-john/

Thanks, that sounds like something I'd be interested in watching myself. I'll have to see if I can find a digital copy of it.

Though Backbeat didn't really deal with this aspect, I've been thinking a lot about what it must have been like for Pete Best to go through being kicked out only to see them become an instant worldwide sensation overnight. I read he was suicidal for a period of time, and I can imagine how difficult that would have been for him.

Mutaman
10-13-2011, 04:05 AM
Here comes the sun might be the most perfect pop song ever made.

Well let's not get carried away. I assume that Brian Wilson song about good vibrations qualifies as a pop song. I wouldn't argue with "What's Going On" or "Be My Baby" either.

RedsManRick
10-13-2011, 12:43 PM
I saw parts of it and never realized the extent to which he was such a creative force. Very interesting profile for somebody who mostly thought of him as a "backup" guy on the Beatles and associates him with his mid-80s cover of Got My Mind Set on You.

Sweetstop
10-13-2011, 06:49 PM
Well let's not get carried away. I assume that Brian Wilson song about good vibrations qualifies as a pop song. I wouldn't argue with "What's Going On" or "Be My Baby" either.

a little off the thread track, but thanks for bringing up these 3 songs. i have them all on 45 r.p.m.s you're right. "good vibrations", popwise, may be hard to beat.

but, emotionally speaking, the ronettes' "be my baby" grabs hold of me the tightest...i'm right back in the good and bad of h.s.

the middle of the other night while mr. insomnia wrestled with me, i heard a long, wonderful piece, narrated by smoky robinson on the bbc world service about the making of marvin gaye's "what's going on" album..my, my, my.

back to thread business, i remember while a couple of my friends and i couldn't get enough of john and paul, one friend's older sister was totally taken by "the quiet beatle", george. beautiful, talented george.

GAC
10-19-2011, 06:12 AM
I just signed up on Amazon for an email notice when it's available on DVD. Supposedly it was to be released on DVD on Oct. 10th.

Hoosier Red
10-20-2011, 09:44 AM
my man love for George Harrison knows no bounds.

I had a friend who used to finish up interviews asking who the potential employees favorite Beatle was.

In general, after a few awkward moments, someone would usually say Paul or John.
But anyone who said George had an inside track.
Anyone who said Ringo was automatically disqualified.

GAC
10-21-2011, 06:21 AM
Anyone who said Ringo was automatically disqualified.

It's obvious that Ringo - good ol' affable Ringo - was the least talented of the four; but from 1970-1973 he had more chart success than the other Beatles, including 7 straight Top-10 singles in a row.

I love "It Don't Come Easy" and "Photograph".

And who can forget this classic? LOL

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aolradioblog.com/media/2010/03/200px-backoffboogaloo.jpg

GAC
11-08-2011, 06:59 PM
Now this is interesting LOL

John Lennon's Tooth Sells for More Than $31,000 at Auction


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-lennons-tooth-sells-for-more-than-31-000-at-auction-20111106