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Miscellaneous questions about George Harrison
18 July 2013
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What do you think happened to George after he died? Are his ashes scattered at Friar Park or is he buried there? Did Olivia take his ashes to India?

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George was cremated soon after his death (as is tradition in Hinduism) at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A couple of days after Olivia and Dhani flew to India and scattered his ashes in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers at a private ceremony.

 

 

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18 July 2013
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For some reason I wanted to say the Ganges but no idea why as I didn't have a clue. However a google search brings that up, an article from CNN.

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If anybody has taken a look at the Ganges now, it is in an awful state. Crocodiles used to inhabit the river but they were killed due to pollution so when you walk near the river you see corpses decomposing, not the nicest site... 

 

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18 July 2013
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It's not very nice now at all. It's a big shame that such a sacred place (as well as a place of natural beauty) has got like that.

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19 July 2013
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Is there any place that serves as a "memorial" to George, like Strawberry Fields in Central Park serves as John's memorial? If one wanted to go to a location to honor him, where would one go? Friar Park isn't open to the public. Any ideas?

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There is a memorial garden near Watford England
http://www.uncut.co.uk/george-.....ublic-news
I do think George should have a more "public memorial area". Some people might not want to go to an ISKCON manor, it'd be nice if they an area in Liverpool, London maybe even someplace in India. Hell doesn't John have a statue in Rio?

 

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20 July 2013
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I think they were going to build some sort of garden in Liverpool a few years back in tribute to him but they didn't have enough money to do it. I think he deserves some place like that. John has memorials all over the world (including a statue on the Albert Docks - but not George), so I don't see why they can't do one for him too :(

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20 July 2013
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I think George has some sort of "memorial" (I use that term loosely) in Indiana or Ilinois where his sister Louise lives. If not, she may be going to do something to honor him this year since it was 50 years ago that George first came to the USA to her home in whatever the state is where she resides. Either way...not the sort of thing that we all wish existed....not exactly Strawberry Fields!!!!! Oh well...his real memorial is his music!

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21 July 2013
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There is the wonderful 'Concert For George' which is something he said he would love - getting all his friends together and making really great music. That's a kind of memorial.

I think both John and George would have been uncomfortable with the idea of memorials to them. I can imagine (sorry!) John poking fun at them and George saying that physical tributes are less important than the legacy of his music and his love.

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21 July 2013
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^ I can see that but (perhaps selfish) me wants somewhere to go and spend some time just to think about him and his legacy.

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23 July 2013
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The community of Henley-on-Thames voted to have a statue dedicated to George, but Olivia declined as she thought a community project would be more George's style. Not sure if they've come up with anything yet. I think they were going to do a yearly festival in his honour.

It would be nice to have somewhere to go though. There's a sort of memorial in Los Angeles called the George Harrison tree. Something like that in Liverpool would be lovely.

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Does anyone know George Harrison 's parents birth date?

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18 August 2013
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I seem to remember answering this in another thread recently.

His father, Harold Hargreaves Harrison, was born on 28 May 1909, and his mother, Louise French, was born in 1910. There is a Harrison family tree, back to George's great-grandparents, here

http://en.rodovid.org/wk/Speci.....Tree/37951

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What are some of George's favorite Beatles songs?

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I can't remember him ever saying ''oh that's my favourite'' in an interview. However, he did say he liked a lot of them and it was also often obvious which he didn't like *cough*Maxwell'ssilverhammer*cough* 

I guess he liked In My Life a lot, since he covered it. He said Because was his favourite on Abbey Road

Then there's that video of him watching This Boy , and he says it's a good song. He liked Octopus Garden a lot too, and I can swear I've heard or read him saying he liked And Your Bird Can Sing and Drive My Car a lot.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I'm reading a thread on some forum where people are saying ''he likes this song'' and ''he likes that song'', without any sources, so I decided to leave it at this.

Very interesting question though. I wonder if he really did have a favourite? Maybe it was one of his own.

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When did George and Eric Clapton become friends?

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George and Eric met during 1964. They probably became proper friends at the end of 1964 when The Yardbirds were one of the opening acts on Another Beatles Christmas Show.

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Annadog40 said
What are some of George's favorite Beatles songs?

A Day In The Life

I Am The Walrus

Glass Onion

Here, There, and Everywhere

Eleanor Rigby

She's Leaving Home

And Your Bird Can Sing

Strawberry Fields Forever

You Never Give Me Your Money

Golden Slumbers

Within You Without You

Something

Those are some of the ones I've seen him mention as songs he thought were really good. I know he tended to prefer John's songs, but he also loved and admired Paul's melodies. And I remember him saying once that his favourite album was Rubber Soul .

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Does anyone know what George is trying to tell through Within You Without You ?

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