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Why did he stay?
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29 September 2011
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I've had this thought in my head about George. Maybe someone will have an answer.

So as you know George wrote "Taxman" because he didn't like the government taking all his money. Completely understandable. Bands like the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin (and probs more) went into tax exile and left England because of the high taxes on the rich. I was wondering, if George had such a problem with the taxes, why didn't he leave like the rest? With the Beatles broken up by the end of 1969 unofficially, he could have left the country and moved to India or something. But he stayed and kept paying high taxes.

Does anyone know why he stayed?

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30 September 2011
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30 September 2011
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Zig said:

The Walrus said:

I think you have to remember that Britain was ultimately George's home. He had a lovely house in Henley and was around his friends and family. He could have saved some money by leaving the country, but I don't think he'd have been as happy in India or America or Switzerland.

Excellent explanation, Walrus - thank you.

It makes perfect sense. Money means nothing if you are not happy. It seems wierd to say that about a guy who had more money than God, but it's still true no matter who you are.

I don't know, Clapton seems pretty loaded. a-hard-days-night-george-10 Just kidding lol

 

But I guess it was all in George's character. If money meant something to him, he would have left. There was a bit more ego and pride in the bands I mentioned before as to why they had left. George was trying to stray away from them. Money really can't buy happiness.. or love.

 

Off topic: Where did the math problems go? Why am I posting this with no math?

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Though George was always fighting between living in the material world and the spiritually world, his heart was always to give and would always come back to what grounded him the most, his relationship with God.

I know they will talk about this in the documentary but he did mortgage his home to fund 'The Life Of Brian' and between that and the law suit for 'My Sweet Lord', his income was severely hit. The Anthology Series is what helped him recoup his money and he did love 'Friar Park'. He put a lot of work into fixing the castle and re-doing all the grounds. After he was attacked in 1999, he pretty much lived his last couple of years in Switzerland. I believe he was seeing a specialist there as well. 

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