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Why George Is My Favorite Beatle!
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Inner Light said:

Hi Everyone,

I know I have upset a lot of fans with some of my posts so I apologize if I have hurt anyone. I thought I would take this time to express why George is my favorite so you will understand where I am coming from not that it matters but I wanted to express my feelings before the New Year.

I love all the Beatles very much but George is my favorite because I go outside just the music realm. I always felt he was a great guitar player. (I am also a guitarist) For me, I hear his guitar playing in all the Beatles songs which in most part is my favorite part of the songs.  I feel he was very innovated with his style of playing merging east and west styles together, introducing the 12 string electric and so on.

The spiritual side of him is also very important to me. I am currently studying Hinduism and just got my first Sitar for Christmas. I am very excited to learn this instrument and have been doing Yoga since the 1970's.

He also embraced Hawaii and Hawaiian culture. I am from Hawaii and that is important to me. He learned the Ukulele and many of his songs were inspired by his time in Hawaii. One of the last things he said before he passed away was: 'Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait and love one another' 

For me he just seemed like a genuine person with a lot of emotion and I miss him very much. May all of you have a wonderful New Years.


That's For Clarifying. We Don't Care who your fav Beatle is. We Don't. If You Love George, Then Go Love George.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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Inner Light said:

Hi Everyone,

I know I have upset a lot of fans with some of my posts so I apologize if I have hurt anyone. I thought I would take this time to express why George is my favorite so you will understand where I am coming from not that it matters but I wanted to express my feelings before the New Year.

I love all the Beatles very much but George is my favorite because I go outside just the music realm. I always felt he was a great guitar player. (I am also a guitarist) For me, I hear his guitar playing in all the Beatles songs which in most part is my favorite part of the songs.  I feel he was very innovated with his style of playing merging east and west styles together, introducing the 12 string electric and so on.

The spiritual side of him is also very important to me. I am currently studying Hinduism and just got my first Sitar for Christmas. I am very excited to learn this instrument and have been doing Yoga since the 1970's.

He also embraced Hawaii and Hawaiian culture. I am from Hawaii and that is important to me. He learned the Ukulele and many of his songs were inspired by his time in Hawaii. One of the last things he said before he passed away was: 'Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait and love one another' 

For me he just seemed like a genuine person with a lot of emotion and I miss him very much. May all of you have a wonderful New Years.


Very well written. I too, miss him dearly.

I've written many times in these pages that, at age 17, I wept openly when John died. It has always bothered me that I don't recall the same reaction upon hearing the news that George had passed- especially since he was my favorite. Then, 2 things occurred to me, although they were both many years apart.

1) I realized that when John died, it was not just A Beatle dying. It was THE Beatles dying. There was a part of my childhood that was now dead forever. No more thoughts, hopes and dreams of a reunion. So, I realize my tears were not just for him but I was also mourning over a part of myself - does that make sense?

2) skye may me realize this recently (I've been saying that a lot lately); when George passed, we were only weeks removed from 9/11 and I was still numb from that. When I heard the news (I worked in a radio newsroom at the time) I remember my first thought being, "there is no justice in this world - how much ya wanna bet Ringo lives the longest?" A cruel thought - and I've silently apologized to Ringo a million and one times since - but it gives you a sense of where my head was at that time.

On a lighter note - good luck with the sitar. It's very brave of you to take that on!

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Not to get too weighty, and I don't want this to spiral out of control, but for me, one of the things I have always respected about him was his surety in something bigger than all of us. I really admire those who have a rock-solid faith in that, because I'm pretty sure I'll always be someone who subscribes to a "religion" that is a little from Column A and some more from Column B, and from time to time, something from Column C. Our Lady of Perpetual Patchwork. And while I believe in God, I know I will always be spending some time defining just what that is.

I also appreciate his sense of humor and his ability to laugh at himself, which surprisingly to me (anyways), gets so easily overlooked. The videos for "This Song" and "Got My Mind set On You" prove to me without any question how seriously he took himself — not very. Especially after the My Sweet Lord debacle. It got so out of hand and became so surreal, but he could embrace the surrealism and poke fun at it. I think lots of others would have called it a major headache and be glad to turn the page on it. I'm sure he was, too, but not without his final say on the whole thing.

And like what Mith is saying, it does take a lot to be in a band with Lennon and McCartney. I just always imagined (probably as someone on here already said — was it you, Mith?) that he kept to the "rules" in play, but had this quiet self-confidence that wasn't ever really flashy, but most certainly solid. He knew he was good. He knew his time would eventually come. I hated being on other Beatles message boards that called him the "lucky" one, because he certainly was talented — he just didn't want to tell everyone that 50 times a day and felt like he didn't really have to.

Also, when it came to talking about The Beatles Legend ™, I always appreciated his honesty, because it seemed like he didn't really believe in it too much, himself.

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Another reason George is my favorite...his willingness to forgive Patti and Slowhand.

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It must have been hard for George, but still he was clearly given ample opportunities by the others to succeed and he obviously took advantage of that opportunity. His songs were pretty bad at first (Help!) but still the others let him put his stuff on and he progressively grew into a very good songwriter.

I'd think it would have been harder for John or Paul because of the pressure of having to write hit after hit, whereas George didn't have as high of expectations so he was able to do his own thing and he flourished with stuff like Love You To and Within You, Without You.

I think part of the reason Paul wasn't as experimental as John was is because he had more of a desire for the Beatles to be on top all the time and so he delivered those A-sides which may not look quite as good now, example being Hello, Goodbye versus I Am The Walrus, but then he probably just made those songs so the Beatles would still be accessible to their complete audience.

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