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George Harrison: Loner?
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I've heard an interview with George where he makes a comment something like "it's pretty hard to write good songs when you have two musical geniuses in the band writing all the hits".  I think he definitely felt isolated in that capacity.

I believe it was also in Anthology where I read when George was writing Taxman and needed some help.  He wouldn't go to Paul, of course, so he asked John.  John helped him, but said he "didn't want to help him".  I thought that said a LOT.

I don't think he was a loner, as Billy Rhythm said, but definitely introverted.  I found a lot of his comments in Anthology leaning toward the fact that he didn't enjoy being famous, etc.

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

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I think Beatlemania pushed him to the edge. As soon as the last show at Candlestick Park was completed he flew to India to start his journey of self realization. He needed time to heal and cleanse himself. He was in constant battle with the material world and spiritual world and wanted to find out more about himself and why he was here and what God had in store for him. Sometimes to do this you end up shutting yourself down and closing yourself to the world. I am sure that Friar Park and becoming a Gardner helped him. Being a loner is not a bad thing as long as you don't shut yourself off from everyone. He always seemed to have close relationships with those near him. I think that Olivia helped him to get through the tough times and help getting him back on the road to recovery.  


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Here' a nice little clip of George socializing in an English Pub, it's a pretty casual setting where George is conversing about the London Bob Dylan show that he'd attended the previous night.  Hanging out at the neighborhood Pub & going to concerts isn't exactly what I'd call "loner" behaviour, and if you ever wanted to know what it's like to have a late night drink with George Harrison then go pour yourself a little something and pull up a chair:


It's hard to picture the others doing anything like this, maybe Ringo back in the day when he was a drinker but knowing him he'd probably have balked at the idea of doing it on television, this man appears to me to be quite social and not at all uncomfortable about it...:-)

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