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White Album Lovers...Anyone?
24 May 2014
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Matt Busby
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LikeASir said
It still ceases to amaze me how George let Eric Clapton play on WMGGW even though he took his wife! Although it seemed to me George wasn't too fussed about it all.

I thought Eric didn't take Patty until the late 70s…but George took it with maturity beyond his years.  Given his spirituality, love for both of them, and realization that if Eric and Patty were in love, he was out of luck, I'm not surprised by the way he handled it (and I'm sure there were some tough times that aren't publicized).

*ooh, a white house concert celebrating soul, with Aretha, Melissa Etheridge, and many others – White Album (2nd time today) goes on pause a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Matt Busby said

LikeASir said
It still ceases to amaze me how George let Eric Clapton play on WMGGW even though he took his wife! Although it seemed to me George wasn't too fussed about it all.

I thought Eric didn't take Patty until the late 70s…but George took it with maturity beyond his years.  Given his spirituality, love for both of them, and realization that if Eric and Patty were in love, he was out of luck, I'm not surprised by the way he handled it (and I'm sure there were some tough times that aren't publicized).

*ooh, a white house concert celebrating soul, with Aretha, Melissa Etheridge, and many others – White Album (2nd time today) goes on pause a-hard-days-night-george-10

Yeah, it wasn't until the 70's. Something was written for Pattie and Abbey Road was the last album they recorded. Two albums after the White One.

Even if it had happened then, George was very mature about it and they still had a strong friendship, so I don't think it would have been different.

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24 May 2014
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George went to the wedding, so it seems like he handled it extremely maturely. I certainly wouldn't have attended my ex wife's wedding to my best friend. 

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I couldn't have either. Especially if it was someone I loved a lot; like George loving Pattie.

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24 May 2014
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Based on various articles/books etc., that I've read, it seems that George was ambivalent about a lot of things – and this is part of what drove Pattie into Eric's arms – remembering that Eric relentlessly pursued her.

My sense is that George spent a lot of time stoned and/or meditating and away from Pattie and the world. I think he spirituality is way over dramatized – he was spiritual but wasn't as cosmic as made out to be – in my opinion. George was the most money/material conscious of all of them – a clothes horse and a car fanatic – all very "material desires".

Add to that the fact that he was a notorious skirt chaser (Olivia references this as does Pattie) plus he slept with Ringo's wife Maureen – probably more than once – add to that this was the '60's & 70's – and I get the feeling that George wasn't passionate about much at that time (other than his own music).

I know some will disagree – the beauty of the forum.

And for the record I am huge Harrison fan. And I have been since 1964.

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26 May 2014
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Now that we've agreed George was a tremendous dude regardless of his negative points…to weigh in on topic:

I remembered much of the White Album since it's release, when I was about 4, because my dad played the Beatles incessantly.  But I just remembered individual songs.  Lately I've been listening to the whole album straight through, and it's shot up my list of favorite albums…and is now about equal to let it be, tied for third after Sgt Pepper's (gotta give it the nod) and Abbey Road.  I really like the way it flows…it's got it's animal section a-hard-days-night-george-10 and there's like a hard rock number followed by a silly ditty like Martha My Dear followed by something primal…the deeply personal julia.  It ebbs and flows well.  I kinda like it as a double album tbh.  I suppose we could have lived without a few of the songs when you look at the entire canon, but i think they all have their little (or big) place on the White Album.  I don't know that I can think of any song I'd have wanted on it instead of something.  And the album has my least favorite beatles song (helter skelter) but some of my favorites (WMGGW, Dear Prudence, Glass Onion, well i find i'm going to list just about all of them so let's just leave it at that a-hard-days-night-george-10

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robert said
Based on various articles/books etc., that I've read, it seems that George was ambivalent about a lot of things – and this is part of what drove Pattie into Eric's arms – remembering that Eric relentlessly pursued her.

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And for the record I am huge Harrison fan. And I have been since 1964.

Yeah, now that you mention it, he did write Layla around 1970 if memory serves me…

And for the record, so am I, but only since I got old enough to grasp the concept of rock and roll in about 1969 a-hard-days-night-george-10

I've always thought it a bit ironic that Eric played on While My Guitar Gently Weeps when George's guitar "weeped" more than Eric, who was wailing the blues at that point. Although they both had many of the same influences, compare "Something" with "Further on Down the Road". both written in 1968 or so.  I think we can all agree that Eric's guitar was weeping on that song :)

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