George Harrison visits Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco

After spending six days in Los Angeles, on 7 August 1967 George Harrison, his wife Pattie, Neil Aspinall, Derek Taylor and Alexis ‘Magic Alex’ Mardas, flew to San Francisco, where they walked around the hippie district of Haight-Ashbury. Photographs tell the story of this great visit by one of the Fab Pied Pipers; it is one of the best-known moments in The Great Novel. The crowds that gathered, well-meaning though they were, pressed upon the English visitors and made life difficult and a little dangerous. George didn’t enjoy Haight-Ashbury, yet it was right and inevitable that one of Them should … Continue reading George Harrison visits Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco