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Miscellaneous questions about George Harrison
4 May 2015
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New here. Anyway, dumb question that I feel really really really bad for not knowing but how do you pronounce Dhani? The question has been killing me...

I've spent six months trying to figure that out myself. I try to do it like Danny, but English Danny because American Danny is fearfully boring. 

Yeah, I dunno. ahdn_paul_01

Anyway, my question (inspired by AD40's Beatles Biscuit game): 

Did George really love biscuits or is it just a myth? 

I mean, (almost) everyone likes biscuits, but was he very keen on them, is what I want to know. 

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It's just normal Danny- I never noticed any difference between the way Americans say Danny and English people say Danny.

But here it is from the horse's mouth:

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I keep forgetting to pronounce it 'normally' when it's spelled differently. 🙂 And yes, there's a difference, although it's nothing more than different accents. 

Anyway, did George really love biscuits as much as they say he did? 

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Who is they and how much did they say George liked biscuits?

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meanmistermustard said
Who is they and how much did they say George liked biscuits?

I don't quite recall. I believe it was somewhere round the back alleys of Forumpool that I heard George was very *fiendish* about his biscuits being eaten. 

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Yoko ate a biscuit without permission from a packet that George had brought into the studio. I believe he called her a "bitch".

To be fair, I would too- they're my biscuits a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Here is an animated retelling of the infamous tale:

 

A little more searching has led to this from Geoff Emerick's book 'Here, There And Everywhere ':

"As we were listening, I noticed that something down in the studio had caught George Harrison ’s attention. After a moment or two he began staring bug-eyed out the control room window… Yoko had gotten out of bed and was slowly padding across the studio floor, finally coming to a stop at Harrison’s Leslie cabinet, which had a packet of McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits on top. Idly, she began opening the packet and delicately removed a single biscuit. Just as the morsel reached her mouth, Harrison could contain himself no longer. ‘THAT BITCH!’ Everyone looked aghast, but we all knew exactly who he was talking about. ‘She’s just taken one of my biscuits!’ Harrison explained. He wasn’t the least bit sheepish, either. As far as he was concerned, those biscuits were his property and no one was allowed to go near them. Lennon began shouting back at him, but there was little he could say to defend his wife (who was happily munching away in the studio), because he shared exactly the same attitude towards food."

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Digestives? Really? It should have at least been of some chocolate variety to warrant such a reaction.

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Annadog40 said
Did George actually eat a lot? Is their proof that he did or was this just made up by fans?

Well, in the eating-related category, in 1966, George was quoted in the Indian press as saying:

"I’m just naturally thin, I could eat 10 meals a day and still not gain weight." (x)

As others have said, Pattie mentions in her book that he was never hungry, so it may be more of a running joke with fans.

P.S. Hello, everybody! New here, though not new to loving George, and The Beatles (20 years and counting of being a fan). Always great to encounter other fans. 🙂

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Yoko ate a biscuit without permission from a packet that George had brought into the studio. I believe he called her a "bitch".

This is without doubt my favourite anecdote from the book. MY BISCUITS 🙁

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AppleScruffJunior said
It's just normal Danny- I never noticed any difference between the way Americans say Danny and English people say Danny.

But here it is from the horse's mouth:

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Is that a Dark Horse a-hard-days-night-george-10 

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This webste definitely is a close encounter of Beatlekind. Glad to see you here, @HarrisonScruff83.

Thank you, it's nice to be here. 🙂

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Listening to some of George's solo songs, I came up with an interesting theory: 

How much of George's unique singing style owed something to his smoking habit? 

Because , you see, he often sang as though he was getting the words out with limited breath (see his song Life Itself); he does this so skilfully that you hardly even notice it-- or if you do you just say yep, that's George being George-- but it's there. And as shortness of breath is a common side effect of frequent smoking, I thought that might have something to do with it. Not being a smoker myself of course a-hard-days-night-john-1 I'm not sure what effect it might have on one's voice. 

And should I start a thread on this? 

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It would be great to know

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Silly Girl said

How much of George's unique singing style owed something to his smoking habit? 

And should I start a thread on this? 

It is an interesting question - a good one at that. If anyone has thoughts on it, they could answer them in this thread. A somewhat similar thread was started in regard to George's need to gargle prior to shows during his Dark Ho(a)rse tour. The entire thread lasted for 15 posts, most of them wondering why a separate thread was needed.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....ng/#p65930

Having said that, if folk feel it would sustain interesting conversation in a separate thread, I am all for it.

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Here's a question that I don't know the answer to and of course because I am me- it is a question on George's aesthetic quality.

When did George actually get his teeth fixed i.e. when his fangs were capped?

He went from this:

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^ Dracula-esque George 

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I abhor the above photo, looks like he's one of those 'Injury Lawers 4 U' that I keep on seeing on the telly *shudders* 

 

Well, does anyone know the answer?/Cares to look up pictures of George smiling from about 1968 to the mid 80's to see when his teeth changed?

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*I-don't-know-why-I'm-laughing-my-head-off-but-I-am* 

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He does look like a creepy lawyer in that picture. 

I might do some Googling... will get back to you if I find anything... after all, it's such a drag to comb through dozens of George photos, right? a-hard-days-night-george-10 

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@AppleScruffJunior I found this

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Hmmm it still doesn't say when he did though...

I'd probably be better off writing to Olivia, imagine that letter:

"Dear Ms. Harrison,

I have what some would call "unhealthy" relationship or "obsession" with your husband and son. Not to sound creepy but this question has been bugging me for quite some time: When did George get his wonky choppers capped? Oh and see if you can convince Dhani to do a concert somewhere near Ireland

Hugs and kisses,

ASJ"

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So...according to that thread, it happened in the late 60s, the 70s, possibly the 80s, or maybe it was the 90s. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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